by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – It was a beautiful Summer night at the first installment of Bands and Brews in the heart of Downtown Historic Loveland last Saturday!

Families and friends grabbed their lawn chairs, blankets, and their favorite beverage and gathered around the Fountain Greene as they enjoyed live entertainment by the Counting Skeletons and Everything’s Jake.

The fun-filled night kicked off at 6 PM with the Counting Skeletons performing their personal “Dance-able Rock” favorites. As Bone Head, Bon “E” Phish, Phred “Big Bones” McAllister, Skeleton Keys, Jon Bone-m, and Dead Ear got the crowd rocking and rolling kids from the surrounding families joined the Skeletons on stage showing off with their best dance moves!

Check out the video below that I took of the Counting Skeletons rocking out with the community’s kids!

After the Counting Skeletons finished their set, the crowd intermingled with one another as many members of the community had not seen each other since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Next on the entertainment line-up was Everything’s Jake featuring the trio of Ben Duke, Joe Cremeans, and Marianne Puntenney. The community of music lovers grabbed their beverages from the President of the Little Miami Chamber of Alliance, Cee Cee Collins, and intern, Amanda Fox, and once again gathered around for one heck of a show!

Everything’s Jake ended the night with a bang playing everything from R&B to Blues to Pop. As everyone swayed and grooved to the sweet harmonies of Everything’s Jake it was clear that the first rendition of Bands and Brews was a Summer success!

Check out the video below captured by Loveland Magazine Publisher David Miller of Everything’s Jake!

Bands and Brews 2021 will be going on every month throughout the Summer from 6 PM-10 PM on the Fountain Greene in Downtown Historic Loveland. The next installment will be on July 3rd and will feature Model Behavior.

Loveland Magazine wants to take the opportunity to say thank you to presenting Bands and Brews sponsors ReMax Preferred Group, and The Brittney Frietch Team, as well as LMRCA, BRS InsurancePaxton’s GrillRamsey’s TrailsideSuzi  Cree from Keller Williams, and Historic Loveland on the Bike Trail for making the event such as success!

Missed out on Bands and Brews last Saturday? We have got you covered! Check out the photos taken by Loveland Magazine photographer Alex Eicher!

Photos by Alex Eicher

Photos by Alex Eicher


Loveland Magazine photographer Alex Eicher

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Stay tuned to the Loveland Salad With Me, Cassie Mattia for more on what’s going on this Summer in Downtown Loveland!

Columnist Cassie Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine and our Director of Marketing. Contact Cassie if you are interested in promoting your event or business in Loveland Magazine. Cassie also Emcee’s events so feel free to reach out if you are in need of an Emcee for your next event, fundraiser, or sports-related competition.

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Cassie Mattia is a Co-Owner of Loveland Magazine. She is the Associate Editor and Director of Marketing.

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