World Music Fest - June 11, 2016 Covington KY - Cincinnati

World Music Fest

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 - Covington, KY

Free! - All Ages - 50+ Artists - 7 Locations

The once-annual World Music Fest returns this year, with an exciting lineup of live performances, art exhibits, and interactive programs. The event, which is free to the public and open to all ages, invites participants to travel the world through music, dance, art and food in Covington.

World Music Fest @worldmusic_fest


Over 50 Artists!

There will be something for everyone at World Music Fest, including: International Poetry, Yoga, Tai Chi, Magic, Instrument-making, Storytime, Balloon Crowns, French Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Cajun Jazz, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Japanese Music, Chinese Music, Indian Music, Middle-Eastern Music, Hip-hop Fusion, Salsa, Reggae, Caribbean Dance, Capoeira, Chinese Dance, Indian Dance, African Dance, Drum Circle, Little Planet Sound System, Origami, Ukranian Eggs, Original Photography, Asian Art, Food Samples ... and much more!


Schedule

World Music Fest Preview Events (May and June)

Saturday, May 28, 12-1pm

Pop-up Drum Circle at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Bring your own instrument, or use some of ours!

Friday, June 3, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Ukranian Egg-Dying Workshop at Baker Hunt

Learn this amazing technique to create beautiful artwork on simple eggs. No previous experience required, materials provided.

Thursday, June 9, 6-9pm

Little Planet Dinner at Braxton Brewing Co.

BBQ from around the world with beer pairings.

World Music Fest Day - Saturday, June 11th, 2016

The full-day of festivities will showcase 50 performances at seven venues (all within walking distance).

9:00am

Roebling Books and Coffee

306 Greenup St. - 9:00 - 11:00am

International poetry reading, Destination New World exhibit, and discussion with coffee and refreshments.

11:00am

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

620 Greenup St. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Children's entertainers, crafts, storytellers, giant bubbles, live music, theater, a magician, Yoga, Tai Chi, and make your own instrument and balloon crown to wear in the parade!

Inspirado

715 Madison Ave. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

International Brunch with French, Brazilian, and Cajun Jazz.

3:00pm

World Citizens on Parade at Baker Hunt

620 Greenup St. - 3:00pm

Come dressed up or wear one of our balloon crowns, even bling up your bike, and march with us from venue to venue (on the sidewalk)! We will stop by each Curb'd parklet, point out choice places to eat, and take a tour by each World Music Fest venue!

3:30pm

Leapin Lizard

726 Main St. - 3:30pm - midnight

Enter the World Bazaar, featuring local vendors and international crafts. Dance performances and interactive demos all day upstairs, with live music downstairs. After-party with giant drum circle, hooping, limbo contest, and Little Planet Sound System will close out the night.

Pique

210 W. Pike St. - 3:30 - 7:30pm

Come visit the Far East, with a Zen garden, Asian art exhibit, tea tasting, and live music.

4:00pm

BLDG

30 W. Pike St. - 4:00 - 8:00pm

Hip-hop around the world - featuring various styles of hip-hop music and dance, as well as a sound-scape installation - an interactive surround sound system by DC Sonix incorporating 32 individual speakers.

5:00pm

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. 7th St. - 5:00 - 9:00pm

Get funky with everything from choirs to Reggae, Jam bands and more!

7:30pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
12:00am
9:00 - 11:00am

Roebling Books and Coffee

306 Greenup St. - 9:00 - 11:00am

International poetry reading, Destination New World exhibit, and discussion with coffee and refreshments.

11:00am - 3:00pm

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

620 Greenup St. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Children's entertainers, crafts, storytellers, giant bubbles, live music, theater, a magician, Yoga, Tai Chi, and make your own instrument and balloon crown to wear in the parade!

Inspirado

715 Madison Ave. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

International Brunch with French, Brazilian, and Cajun Jazz.

3:00pm

World Citizens on Parade at Baker Hunt

620 Greenup St. - 3:00pm

Come dressed up or wear one of our balloon crowns, even bling up your bike, and march with us from venue to venue (on the sidewalk)! We will stop by each Curb'd parklet, point out choice places to eat, and take a tour by each World Music Fest venue!

3:30pm - midnight

Leapin Lizard

726 Main St. - 3:30pm - midnight

Enter the World Bazaar, featuring local vendors and international crafts. Dance performances and interactive demos all day upstairs, with live music downstairs. After-party with giant drum circle, hooping, limbo contest, and Little Planet Sound System will close out the night.

3:30 - 7:30pm

Pique

210 W. Pike St. - 3:30 - 7:30pm

Come visit the Far East, with a Zen garden, Asian art exhibit, tea tasting, and live music.

4:00 - 8:00pm

BLDG

30 W. Pike St. - 4:00 - 8:00pm

Hip-hop around the world - featuring various styles of hip-hop music and dance, as well as a sound-scape installation - an interactive surround sound system by DC Sonix incorporating 32 individual speakers.

5:00 - 9:00pm

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. 7th St. - 5:00 - 9:00pm

Get funky with everything from choirs to Reggae, Jam bands and more!

Sponsors

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Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Available!

World Music Fest will attract more than 1,000 visitors to the Covington business district on Saturday June 11 and will have a strong media campaign in the weeks leading up to the event.

Connect your brand with a commitment to celebrating world cultures, promoting inclusion and building community.

  Sponsorship Information

Call for Creatives and Volunteers!

Calling all creatives to participate in a celebration of world cultures through music, dance, visual art, film, story-telling, crafts, food and more at multiple venues in Covington, KY!

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please contact worldmusicfest@gmail.com or call 513-580-8289.

worldmusicfest@gmail.com

Media Inquiries

Contact: Liz Wu, worldmusicfest@gmail.com, 513-254-5033. Interviews with performers, music samples, and high-res photos all available upon request.

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