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.



April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

oryan (Acoustic)

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Don Stoppelworth (Country)

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Austin Rath (Acoustic/Folk)

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

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Decaf (Acoustic)

Playing Mellow Tunes!


May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Elijah Creek (Acoustic)


May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Mark Duncan (Acoustic/Blues)

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday Giants (Acoustic)

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Steely James

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

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

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.

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Available!  E-mail Lisa for more information.





June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Mark Joshua (Acoustic)

Mark Joshua is a 20 year old acoustic singer-songwriter and a native of Hamilton, Ohio.               

His musical influences include Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, and James Taylor. 

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

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.


June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Brandon Bowker

Singer/songwriter from Lexington, KY


July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Available!  E-mail Lisa for more information.





July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

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!

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Available!  E-mail Lisa for more information.





July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Available!  E-mail Lisa for more information.






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.

Sami Riggs

From Independence, KY - her music is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow, early Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield and Letters to Cleo (with traces of Weezer, Cake, Tom Petty, and Fleetwood Mac).


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

John Craddock

Americana singer/songwriter from Evansville, IN.

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 Applegate (Folk/Alternative/Covers)


Noble Street (Acoustic)

Caylan Hays (Acoustic)

Marsha Lee

Singer/songwriter from Lexington, KY

Keith Howard (Folk)

Dinah Devoto

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.  

Ryan Sinclair & All The Little Pieces

Alternative Country/Rock Trio

Ella Shockey (Acoustic)

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)! 

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.


Honey Combs & Combo Slice

Nate Sabin

Musician, Producer & Worship Leader from St. Paul, Minnesota

Jordan Bennett (Acoustic)


Doc & Ruth  (Bluegrass)


Rhyan Sinclair

Singer/songwriter from Lexington, KY


Mikaylah Rose (Acoustic)

Singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio, whose passion is to use the universal language of music to uplift spirits in a dark world. 

'alright' (Acoustic)

Honey Combs (Acoustic)

John Frisch (Acoustic)

Brian Emch (Acoustic)

Formerly of the band "Royal Crescent Mob" - playing a mix of originals, finger-picked blues, rock, & standards. 


Chris Lee (Acoustic)

From Cincinnati, Ohio - (plays everything from Neil Young to Nirvana!)


Bruce Menefield  (Instrumental Jazz)

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)

Richard Wood (Rock/Indie/Folk)


Austin Tyler (Acoustic)

From Burlington, KY

Ashley Lilly (Acoustic)

Cody Lutz (Acoustic)

Redwood Union (Acoustic)

Brittany Gillstrap (Indie/Folk)

A very talented singer/songwriter who enjoys bringing people together "with music and hipster beverages".  You can also catch her behind the counter at VBB during certain weekdays!


River City Roustabout (Indie/Folk)

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

Red Cedars (Bluegrass/Folk)

Forrest Brown

Acoustic instrumental guitarist from Atlanta, Georgia who just released his first EP on September 8th.  For more information about Forrest and to listen to his music, click here

Jonathan Cody White

With a unique blend of Blue-Eyed Soul and Acoustic Pop/Rock with a hint of twang, Jonathan Cody White is a singer/songwriter whose groove is sure to put some dance in your pants. Raised in Augusta, GA.

Dan Crowe (Acoustic)



Cherish the Blue (Experimental/Folk/Acoustic)

from Lexington, KY

Katie Garringer (Folk)

While she is new to the folk scene, Katie Garringer is no stranger to performing. She has an extensive background in classical music, and has recently fallen in love with singing and songwriting.  Katie's influences include, but are not limited to: Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, Alison Krauss, Marketa Iglova and Ingrid Michaelson.

Elsa Kennedy (Acoustic)

A 19 year-old singer/songwriter from NKY.  Many of her originals tend to have a more "bluesy", dark sound.  She enjoys writing on her roof with a cup of coffee and her ukulele at 4 AM, and is currently working on recording her first CD.

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.

Hunter Bailey (Acoustic/Indie/Alternative)

19 year-old singer/songwriter who presently attends the University of Kentucky.  Biggest Influences: City and Colour & Ben Hibbard.

Charlie Millikin (Acoustic Pop, Classic Rock and R&B)

Charlie picked-up the guitar at age 18 and hasn't looked back, playing solo gigs while working & attending school.  In the Summer of 2012 he won a Tri-State Talent Contest, and was invited to Dallas to audition for Season 5 of "The Voice".

Ramshackle Child (Ash Briggs) - (Alternative/Acoustic/Folk)

Self-described "DIY musician from the Northwest of the U.S. of A."




Daniel Martin Moore & Dan Dorff, Jr.

Coffehouse Riot (Electric/Acoustic Sets) formerly known as the SkinTones

Drummer - Troy Lee

Lead Vocals/Guitar - Scott Meyers

Bass/Vocals - Billy Lee

Lead Guitar - Steve Ellis


Justin Skaggs (Acoustic)


WolfCryer (Americana)

Matt Baumann - 4-String (Plectrum)/Banjo/Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals

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.  (We can say "we knew her when" ...!)


Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers (Bluegrass/Folk)

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

Swain (Alternative)

"I'm just a young man learning what it means to give love and be loved. I write these songs to share what I've learned so far and what I hope to learn in the future."              


Rho (Indie/Fusion/Jazz)

Rho is a complex 7-piece band based in the Greater Cincinnati area.  With its unique instrumentation and sound, Rho is dedicated to making music that is thoughtful, rich and full.  Countless hours of combined stage experience & several music degrees make Rho one of the most talented bands in the area.

Hannah Mae (Acoustic)

Singer/songwriter from Lexington who comfortably slides through country, folk, blues & pop.  Hannah is currently working on her first album release for Earth Hertz Records.

Kentucky Graham (Americana/Folk)

Laurel Kincaid (Acoustic)

A songwriter since the age of 14, Laurel Kincaid has released her first, highly anticipated acoustic EP on ReverbNation. Soothing vocals and a sweet, simple instrumental arrangement.

Common Misconception (Acoustic)

Robert Baldwin (Guitar/Vocals)
Cher Hutchison (Vocals/Guitar/Uke/Bass)

The Saudades (Indie Folk/Pop)

Described as "[how it feels to be] invited to a rocking party at the bottom of Neverland's lagoon, dancing the night away & exchanging secrets with a complete stranger".


Nathaniel Lloyd (Acoustic)

The Unamused Kraken

Cherylyn Geers, a Cincinnati-based indie folk singer-songwriter whose original music draws comparisons to Joni Mitchell and James Taylor.  (Her name originates from the novel Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: "The kraken is not amused.")

1001 (Acoustic/Folk/Indie & Spoken Word Poetry)

A three-piece band from Columbus, Ohio that is passionate about supporting the fight to end human trafficking. 

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