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Hampton Inn & Suites Wilder
10 Hampton Lane, Wilder | Area: Wilder
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The Hampton Inn and Suites is on the Kentucky side of the river and it is located around six miles from the Riverbend Music Center. Breakfast, parking and wifi are all free and you can unwind from a busy day in the pool and fitness center.
6.0 miles from Riverbend Music Center
v9 mins driving Uber from $10-13
REVIEW SCORE4.5 - Wonderful
l Jeffrey "The staff was very, very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean our stay was great!"
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Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near Riverbend Music Center
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati
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The centrally located Renaissance Cincinnati offers free wifi to all guests. The hotel is brand new, having just opened in 2014, and has a full fitness suite if you're hoping to keep up your fitness regime. Breakfast and valet parking are available for an extra charge. The hotel is around 9 miles from the Riverbend Music Center.
9.3 miles from Riverbend Music Center
v14 mins driving Uber from $11-16
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The Westin Cincinnati
21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati
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The Westin Cincinnati was recently fully refurbished and each of the 456 rooms is equipped with a 37 inch LCD TV, free wi-fi and a safe. There is a fitness center in the penthouse. Parking is available for an additional fee. The hotel is located around 9 miles from the Riverbend Music Center in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
9.2 miles from Riverbend Music Center
v13 mins driving Uber from $11-16
REVIEW SCORE4.4 - Excellent
l Julia G "The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable."
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Hotels near Riverbend Music Center - Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown

Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown

800 West 8th Street, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati (Map)
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lGood
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 10.4 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 14 mins )
Uber from $13-18
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 125 Reviews
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Riverbend Music Center Hotels - Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown

617 Vine Street Suite B, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati (Map)
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lVery Good
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 9.4 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 15 mins )
Uber from $11-16
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Disappointing, 2.47 Based on 370 Reviews
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Days Inn by Wyndham Cincinnati East

Days Inn by Wyndham Cincinnati East

4056 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati | Area: Cincinnati Southeast (Map)
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lDisappointing
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 8.4 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 13 mins )
Uber from $12-16
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Excellent, 4.4 Based on 597 Reviews
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Best Western Plus Cincinnati Riverfront Downtown Area

Best Western Plus Cincinnati Riverfront Downtown Area

200 Crescent Avenue, Covington | Area: Newport - Covington KY (Map)
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lExcellent
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 10.7 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 14 mins )
Uber from $12-18
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Very Good, 4.19 Based on 106 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Southeast Newport

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Southeast Newport

110 Landmark Drive, Bellevue | Area: Newport - Covington KY (Map)
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lVery Good
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 8.3 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 13 mins )
Uber from $11-15
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Wonderful, 4.7 Based on 160 Reviews
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AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks

AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks

135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati | Area: Newport - Covington KY (Map)
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lWonderful
v 8.9 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 13 mins )
Uber from $12-16
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Wonderful, 4.55 Based on 86 Reviews
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Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps

Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps

506 East 4th Street, Cincinnati | Area: Newport - Covington KY (Map)
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lWonderful
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 8.8 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 12 mins )
Uber from $13-18
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Very Good, 4.1 Based on 860 Reviews
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Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

668 West Fifth Street, Covington | Area: Newport - Covington KY (Map)
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lVery Good
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 10.5 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 14 mins )
Uber from $12-18
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Excellent, 4.36 Based on 289 Reviews
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Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati /Uptown -University Area

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati /Uptown -University Area

3024 Vine Street, Cincinnati | Area: University Area (Map)
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lExcellent
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 11.0 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 20 mins )
Uber from $15-20
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Wonderful, 4.5 Based on 146 Reviews
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Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati (Map)
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lWonderful
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 9.3 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 14 mins )
Uber from $11-16
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Good, 3.71 Based on 251 Reviews
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Curio Collection by Hilton The Cincinnatian Hotel

Curio Collection by Hilton The Cincinnatian Hotel

601 Vine Street, Cincinnati | Area: Downtown Cincinnati (Map)
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lGood
v 9.5 miles from Riverbend Music Center ( 16 mins )
Uber from $12-17
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Wonderful, 4.5 Based on 202 Reviews
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Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Midtown

Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Midtown

2145 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 6.8 miles from Riverbend Music Center
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#2 Rated

Riverbend Music Center Reviews

This venue is ranked #2 of 13 venues in Cincinnati

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: 
EXCELLENT (4.3 out of 5)

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4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Ten Mile Sat, 28 July 2018

Awesome venue for a concert.

Liked: The music of course.
Disliked: Nothing.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Hardinsburg Fri, 20 July 2018

First and final warped experience. 10/10

Liked: Final warped tour.
Disliked: N/A

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Springfield Mon, 11 September 2017

Excellent.

Liked: Chris Stapleton was an amazing performer.
Disliked: None - it was great.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Ada Thu, 3 August 2017

Liked: The staff - I liked how they made sure no one sat in someone else's seat and checked tickets.
Disliked: The drunk people.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Lakeview

Two thumbs up!

Liked: The venue itself was amazing; ticket prices are very reasonable. No long lines for drinks or restrooms!
Disliked: Nothing.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Vevay

I have been going to Riverbend since I was a teenager and each time it gets a lot better! Love this place.

3

Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, Frankfort

Liked: Once inside they really enjoyed the concerts.
Disliked: No information posted for traffic or road closures. The drop off route was completely different, and the road was closed at 8pm with no through travel and no notification of where to pick up. Had to drive in circles until finally flagging someone down who told us we had to park at Bell Terra and by the time I had parked and called the kids to tell them where to meet they were told "no re-entry" and had to walk on the road from the Coney Island entrance to the Bell Terra parking lot.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Dayton OH

We'll be back - great place to hear live music.

Liked: Loved the venue - we had a great view from our seats. It was great.
Disliked: Wish the concession stands took credit/debit cards - not everyone carries cash!

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Frankfort

Liked: Great place! Love every minute of the Riverbend Experience.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Greenfield

Liked: Easy to get to; we had good seats; everything was accessible.
Disliked: Leaving the parking area.

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What's the surrounding area like?

The Riverbend Music Center is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Cincinnati. It is part of the Old Coney Island amusement park complex. Nearby there is Belterra Park with a race track and a casino. The best choice of bars and restaurants is in downtown Cincinnati.

How can I spend a day in Cincinnati before heading to the concert?

Cincinnati Reds

Take in a game at the Great American Ballpark in downtown Cincinnati, home to baseball's oldest franchise, the Cincinnati Reds. The ballpark is in downtown and has a great view over the Ohio river. The average ticket price is around $22.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

A visit to the zoo is always a winner. Cincinnati zoo is the second oldest zoo in the entire United States and home to all sorts of different animals: from big cats to primates as well as amphibians, fish and reptiles. General admission starts at $16 if you buy online or a little more at the gate. Parking will add around $10.

Kenwood Towne Centre

If shopping is your thing, then head over to the Kenwood Towne Centre mall. Shop in over 180 specialty stores and the 2 department stores. Grab a bite to eat at the foodcourt and order your dessert at the Cheesecake Factory. The Kenwood Theater is located next door if you want to catch the latest movie.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near the Riverbend Music Center?

Market Buffet

Located within the Belterra Park gaming & entertainment center is the Market Buffet which serves up a range of cuisines. At under half a mile from the Riverbend Music Center, it is the ideal place to eat before the concert. The dinner buffet opens at 4pm and costs $19.95. There is a lot to choose from, from Brazilian rotisserie meats to fresh stone-baked pizza.

Eli's BBQ

If you really want to have a great choice of restaurants, you should head to downtown Cincinnati. Here you will discover Eli's BBQ that serves up fantastic hickory smoked ribs. Be brave and go for the full rack of ribs for $30. It is worth the journey downtown.

Gordo's Pub & Grill

If you're on the lookout for a good burger, good beer and somewhere to watch the game, you can't go wrong at Gordo's. Try one of their half pound burgers, treat yourself to a few craft beers, and then jump in a taxi for a 20 minute journey to the Riverbend after.

Is there anything else visitors to Cincinnati should know?

Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati. We're not saying that affects your visit, but now you have a fun fact.

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What's the best way to get to the Riverbend Music Center?

The Riverbend Music Center is easy to get to by car. It is situated just off Interstate I-275. From the North, take either I-71 or I-75 and merge onto the I-471 and cross the bridge into Northern Kentucky before merging onto the I-275 and crossing back into Ohio. You can take the 1st or 2nd exit for the Music Center. From the South, take the I-71 or I-75 north and merge onto the I-275 and then take the 1st or 2nd exit after crossing the bridge into Ohio.

If you plan on taking public transportation, there are very limited options, unfortunately. You should probably think about carpooling or taking a cab if you don't have your own car. There isn't much in the way of hotels immediately near the Riverbend Music Center as most are located in downtown Cincinnati.

How much are drinks/food in Riverbend Music Center?

There is a huge choice of food and drink from the various concessions around the music center. A bottle of water will cost around $5 but the venue does allow one bottle of unopened water to be brought in per person at events. The Riverbend Music Center also allows you to bring your own food, so you don't necessarily have to pay the concession prices while you're there.

Is there any parking?

There is ample parking at the venue for concerts and events.

How much does parking cost?

Parking is included in the cost of all tickets at the Riverbend Music Center.

What time do the doors normally open?

Gates generally open 60 to 90 minutes prior to all events unless otherwise noted.

Any other important information visitors should know?

Riverbend Music Center does allow you to bring in lawn chairs so that you can sit back and relax during your concert. If you do bring one, make sure that it is no more than 9 inches off the ground or you won't be able to bring it in. Don't forget that the venue is open-air, so be prepared and take an umbrella just in case.

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