History in the Making
Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall plays an important part of the city’s history. To help share that story, Memorial Hall held its first Signature Series on Nov. 15, 2013. The Signature Series allows Memorial Hall to share its story with longtime friends and a new generation of supporters, according to Caroline Joseph at Memorial Hall.
“We are truly humbled by the enthusiasm and excitement that have filled the halls of this beloved architectural gem throughout our Signature Series events,” says Josephs. “Our community has wholeheartedly embraced the variety of music, cuisine and culture that our Signature Series has delivered. Memorial Hall has definitely been the place to be in recent months!”
When the series debuted last year, there were more than 600 people who watched “An Evening with the Classics.” Then, there was another nearly-sold-out crowd for “Choirs by Night.”
When “Bluegrass and Bourbon” premiered on February 21, there was a record-breaking crow with an overflow in the audience, explains Joseph, adding that their “Simply Swinging” on April 18 also enjoyed a full audience.
The success of the first Signature Series means that the team at Memorial Hall is now back and ready to host another series.
Joseph says that the 2014-2015 Signature Series promises another exciting season. “Please mark your calendars for three fabulous evenings!” she says. “Broadway and Bordeaux” on November 14 will feature Tony Award-winner and CCM alumna Faith Prince singing beloved Broadway hits as guests sample wines from the Bordeaux region by the famed Heidelberg Distributing Company.
On January 30, for “Blues & Brews,” the nationally-acclaimed Ori Naftaly Band will allow guests to enjoy the blues, dine on food from Eli’s Barbecue and sip on Cincinnati’s finest brews from Over-the-Rhine favorite Rhinegeist Brewery.
“The seasons ends with ‘Bourbon and Boots’ on April 24 featuring the Dan Varner Band,” explains Joseph. “The Cincinnati favorite promises to have crows stomping as guests are treated to a bourbon tasting by the city’s hottest new cocktail lounge, Obscura Cincinnati.”
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