Poetry at The Greenwich
Music at The Greenwich.
The Greenwich is a jewel in the Cincinnati performance scene. For more than four decades The Greenwich as hosted thousands of events from music & movies to theater & political debates, and in recent years has become the premier venue for poets/spoken word artist, jazz musicians/bands, and independent theater. Below you can read more about what types of events and performances The Greenwich has going on this year.
Live on Stage!
The Greenwich maintains a long-standing tradition of hosting the finest in local, regional, and even national musical entertainment. In recent years our stage has hosted such jazz greats as Ahmad Jamal, Roy Ayers, Mark Murphy, Ray Brown, Othello Molineaux, Mose Allison, Terrance Blanchard, and Joey DeFrancesco.
Just as importantly, The Greenwich is also a regular stop for outstanding R&B and blues entertainers as well. Whether established, or "up-and-coming" talent, both local and visiting musicians have an opportunity to share the spotlight at our venue!
Spoken Word has been a part of life at The Greenwich for quite some time. We have hosted weekly poetry sessions for the past several years, featuring groups such as the 144k Poets, RaRa Enterprises, "Deeper Than Color" and Purple Lotus.
The feature "Lyrical Insurrection" was recognized in 2005 as "Best in the City" by both CityBeat (the leading alternative paper) and Cincinnati Magazine.
Currently, Spoken Word artists (and other open mic performers) can perform on Wednesdays at our "Apollo @ The Greenwich" sessions...
forums for both established and emerging artists!
The Greenwich features a 10-foot video projection system that allows for the screening of independent films. Local independent film-makers have used our facility to hold both private and public viewings of their latest projects.
The Greenwich's performance area is amenable to small-stage theater productions. In reaching out to the theater community in past years our stage has hosted performances by established theater organizations such the Know Theater Tribe, as well as those of then-developing ensembles including the New Stage Collective, and Transit-Five Productions. It is our hope that members of the performing arts community will visit the space, and consider using it on a regular basis.