What began as a religious holiday in Ireland has grown into a cultural celebration in the United States, and downtown has become the center of that celebration in Cincinnati.
Fountain Square will host the official St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Traditional Irish fare, merchandise, dancing and live entertainment will be served up , courtesy of Claddagh’s Irish Pub, CTM Merchandise and, of course, Guinness.
The entertainment line-up includes New York City’s finest Irish Rock Band, The Prodigals, who hail themselves as “a group of lads who fuse Irish traditional music with rock and jazz.” The Prodigals will play Fountain Square from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Fountain Square will also host 9 Castle Close from noon to 1:00 p.m., delivering “Celtic rock tunes, electrifying instrumental sets and innovative originals with a high level of musicianship.”
Performing at Fountain Square are the Kreellers, from Belleville, Michigan, one of the hottest bands on the Celtic music circuit, and returning favorite Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters, a high-powered Irish Rock band performing original and traditional music “with an intensity that shakes the ground and fills the air with pure joy, light and energy.”
In addition to the complete entertainment schedule listed below, the giant Fountain Square LED screen will showcase the world’s oldest and largest annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, live from New York City, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. A special thank you to our presenting sponsors, The Kroger Company and St. Elizabeth Healthcare and to our media sponsor, The Project 100.7/106.3.
FOUNTAIN SQUARE, Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
|10:00 a.m.||Beverage sales open|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Unlucky Charms|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||9 Castle Close|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||McGing Irish Dancers|
|2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Kreellers|
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Erickson Academy of Dance|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Dulahan|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Prodigals|
|8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||McGing Irish Dancers|
|8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters|