A top music venue since it opened in 1984, Riverbend Music Center is an outdoor amphitheater that helped revitalize Cincinnati. The center sits on the old Coney Island lot and saw Erich Kunzel perform its first show with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Live Trax Vol.16 released by The Dave Matthews Band was recorded live at the venue. Jimmy Buffet has a long history with Riverbend, too. He first performed there in 1988 and now returns at least once a year for a show. Buffet sold out 41 shows in a row through 2008. Whether you love boy bands or classic rock, you'll find shows you love here. Let StubHub be your source for the best tickets to all Riverbend Music Center events.
What's Riverbend Music Center's seating capacity?
Riverbend Music Center has a capacity of 20,500 guests. Seats often sell out quickly though, especially for popular performers such as Jimmy Buffet. Local companies also buy large sections of the venue for special shows to give their employees tickets.
Is there on-site parking?
Your Riverbend Music Center ticket to any show or event includes free parking. When you head into Cincinnati, follow the signs to the music center. You'll see signs that direct you to the event parking areas. If you purchase season tickets to Riverbend Music Center, you can park in the reserved lot near Gate 4. Each parking lot also has some accessible spots for those with disabilities.
What are the food and drink offerings?
Ohio law bans guests from bringing their own alcoholic beverages into the music center and its parking lots. You'll find a number of concession stands set up around the venue offering everything from hot dogs and hamburgers to more upscale dishes as well as beer and wine. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for sale too. Some of the best restaurants near Riverbend include Lebo's Bar & Grill and California Beer Wine & Deli.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Coney Island ranks as one of the best attractions in Ohio. This amusement park is only 10 miles away from downtown Cincinnati and close to the music center. It offers rides for kids of all ages and has a water park that's open in the summer. The Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center is a top choice for those who love gambling because it's home to different table games and slot machines. You may also want to try your luck in one of Sherlock's Escape Rooms or spend time in Smale Riverfront Park before a Riverbend show.
Is Riverbend Music Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
All the entrances and the seating at Riverbend Music Center are wheelchair-friendly. You can choose a wheelchair-friendly seat when you buy a ticket. The venue also offers seating choices for those with hearing and/or visual impairments. All the ADA seats available have enough space for one handicap person and up to three guests, which gives you room for your whole group.Back to Top
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