Live Music

Photo Courtesy of Charlie Millikin



Weekly (10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon)

Kick your weekend off with your favorite craft coffee drink while supporting some talented local artists!

If you are a performer interested in playing at Velocity, get all of the details HERE.



Mike Hertsenberg 

Acoustic, pop, rock, top 40, oldies and more!

Mike was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati, OH. He has grown up around music his whole life and has performed in everything from coffee shops, churches, music festivals, and larger concert venues.  Earlier in his career, Mike fronted the Cincinnati band, Radio Rescue. The band released two CDs, multiple music videos, and performed with national acts such as, Twenty-One Pilots, Hawthorne Heights, Cartel, Chase McCoy, and more. The band was also voted “top band in Cincinnati” for 4 consecutive weeks via CincyMusic.

Mike currently writes and produces music for his church and also collaborates with other local artists. He is occasionally accompanied by his wife, Amy, on vocals - as well as a small band when needed.




Josh Ferreira 

A singer/songwriter from Cincinnati with a 25-year music career. 








Elijah Creek 









They Never Came Back! 

A three-piece instrumental combo specializing in classic, modern, and original instrumental surf tunes. 







Don Brockmeier 

A lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and veteran solo performer, Don entertains with a repertoire of popular favorites from the 1950s through today, and genres ranging from folk, soft rock and country to blues and light jazz. 







Sarah Gorak 

Mozart/Beethoven Strings & ​Violin ​Instructor at ​Immanuel School of Music​







Ben Meitzen (Cellist)

 Governor's School for the Arts alumni and part of the Immanuel School of Music in Northern Kentucky.









Andrew Schmidl 










Marsha Lee

Singer/songwriter from Lexington, KY









Scott Stuckwisch 









Samuel & Corrie Wells 









Friend & A Foe

Jessica Graff - Vocals, Violin, Piano
Paul Reis - Vocals, Guitar, Cajon
A powerful acoustic duo from Covington, KY combining male/female vocals, guitar, cajon, piano and violin.
Indie+Pop+Rock fused together for cover and original music!

Jamming for Hope (Local Cancer Charity)

A group of Northern Kentucky medical students that play music to raise money for local cancer patients.







The Breeden Family 

Original folk, blues & bluegrass







Full Moon Ranch

Full Moon Ranch is the Cincinnati based duo of Ed Stapleton & Jody Knoop, backed by their trail boss, Spencer Funk. Together, with the occasional "ranch-hand", they put their own brand on many Americana favorites, as well as Ed's originals.






Myles Roberts (Acoustic)

NKU graduate & part-time barista at Velocity (check out the video of him proposing to his wife, Amanda, while on stage at VBB)! 






My Brothers Keeper (Progressive Bluegrass)

With original music that draws inspiration from Bluegrass, Classical and everything in between, My Brother's Keeper has presented itself as the fastest-rising Bluegrass band on the Cincinnati music scene.







KY Myle

An Americana, folk and bluegrass influenced group .









Mark Duncan (Acoustic/Blues)









Nathan Beagle (Acoustic)








Austin Rath (Acoustic/Folk)

Excellent guitarist who currently serves as the Worship Leader at Lakeside Christian Church (Taylor Mill).







Evan Maines (Acoustic)







Caylan Hays (Acoustic)









Sarah Crisp & Choir








Eric Peter Schwartz

Pop-tinged original folk-rock from the American Midwest









Steve Trauger

Local singer/songwriter who plays an even mix of originals and covers  and has been likened to Willie Nelson.  Country, blues, folk, rock - a little of this, a little of that.  Member of the NKY Acoustic Society and a fellow "Cheesehead".  See him play and sing his song "If This Was Oz Or Wonderland" on YouTube accompanied by Bud Walls on dobro guitar.




Of The Wild

Bryn Cuzick & Seth Reese - aspiring musicians from Cincinnati (and worship leaders at Gathering Place Church in Florence, KY).







Sarah Dupee (Americana/Folk)

Singer/songwriter from Cincinnati 







Eric Sowder Music (Acoustic)







Pete Papania

Guitarist who plays everything from American Standards to Pop Tunes; & Classical to Contemporary.







Decaf (Acoustic)

Playing Mellow Tunes!







Keith Howard (Folk)









Strange Bros Band

Three brothers reunite after 20 years of performing individually - Brian, Jeff, and Phil Strange from Newport, Kentucky.   

Distinct sound with dynamic, jam-style live performances of classic rock, 90's, and blues.






Tom Schneider & the Metro (Jazz)

Tom Schneider and the Metro is an eclectic jazz trio of professionals from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

Tom Schneider - Pianist
Wade Ammerman - Bassist
Doug Lloyd - Percussionist

James Knight (Americana)






Deuce & A Quarter (Instrumental - Jazz/Blues)

Spencer Settles & Tyler Wichus






Mark Joshua (Acoustic)

Mark Joshua is an acoustic singer-songwriter and a native of Hamilton, Ohio whose musical influences include Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, and James Taylor.




Tyler Wichus







Megan Anderson & Kendall Powers

Roommates looking to raise money to fund their mission trip to Haiti in July, 2019!




Hannah Steffen

Rob Gronner






Bruce Menefield (Jazz)







Evan James

A singer/songwriter from Hamilton, Ohio performing acoustic originals and classic covers. 






Noble Street

Gavin Bonar & Brian Murray





Joel Curtis

Singer/songwriter from Madison, Indiana





Dave Gilligan (from "Doc & Ruth")





Eve Murphy (Acoustic)

Eve is a local and regional singer/songwriter. She has been writing and performing  for the last 15 years. Eve wrote, produced and performed on her album "Matters of the Heart".  Her music has been played on local radio, as well as regionally and abroad. 

Anna p.s.  (Indie Folk)

An Indie Folk Artist from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Plays & sings original tunes with a few covers, playing acoustic guitar, flute, and foot percussion




Dinah Devoto

Scott & Rosanna

Singer/songwriter duo Scott and Rosanna formed in late 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. The two met playing in their college jazz band and quickly began a musical relationship as well as a romantic one. Scott's free-spirited playing paired with Rosanna's raw, soulful voice are elevated through the use of percussive and vocal looping.

oryan (Acoustic)

Friday Giants (Acoustic)

Steely James

Sounds Like:  Dave Matthews Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Mountain Sprout 

John Craddock

Americana singer/songwriter from Evansville, IN.

Ryan Sinclair & All The Little Pieces

Alternative Country/Rock Trio

Anderson Ferry (Rock)

Anderson Ferry, the band, was formed during 2008 in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Members include John Frisch, Will Huber, and Brett Micek.


Jordan Bennett (Acoustic)


Doc & Ruth  (Bluegrass)


'alright' (Acoustic)

John Frisch (Acoustic)

Remedy Revival


Tracy Baier - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Nathaniel Baier - Bass, Tambourine


Peace Attack (Alternative Rock)


Kyla Mainous (Acoustic - Rock/Alternative)

From Cincinnati, OH

Artists & Models (Acoustic)

Austin Tyler (Acoustic)

From Burlington, KY

Cody Lutz (Acoustic)

River City Roustabout (Indie/Folk)

"Working Man music to get you through the week!"

Red Cedars (Bluegrass/Folk)

Cherish the Blue (Experimental/Folk/Acoustic)

from Lexington, KY

Josh Ferguson (Acoustic/Pop)


American alternative rock band from Independence, KY formed in 2004.  Their songs have been featured on Pushing Daisies, Numb3rs, and Grey's Anatomy. Seabird's song "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" was played at the beginning of the Ghost Whisperer Season 5 episode "On Thin Ice".

Meredith Oesting (Vocals, piano & hammered dulcimer)


We the Willows (Acoustic)

"We the Willows" is an acoustic collaboration by Linden Eldredge and Stephanie Allaire. While typically playing folk, original and popular music around Cincinnati, they will be played their first all-original show at Velocity.

Coffehouse Riot (Electric/Acoustic Sets) -

Drummer - Troy Lee

Lead Vocals/Guitar - Scott Meyers

Bass/Vocals - Billy Lee

Lead Guitar - Steve Ellis

Eva Ross (Acoustic/Folk)

One of the most talented young ladies we've ever had on our stage.  Eva performed at the 2014 Bunbury Music Festival on the Acoustic Stage.  


Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers (Bluegrass/Folk)

Cincinnati's only all-female acoustic band performing bluegrass, Americana, and and old-time mountain music.

Nathaniel Lloyd (Acoustic)

Lateral Blue

Lateral Blue is a four piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tennessee. They met at a bluegrass jam and immediately felt a sense of musical companionship.  Each member comes from a different musical background and adds a unique point of view to the music.  This group of young musicians incorporates styles of acoustic music into their repertoire which are adjacent to bluegrass, including western swing, jazz, and folk tunes.



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