Cincinnati Bell RiseUp Women’s Series


Celebrating Women Leaders in Arts & Society

 Over-the-Rhine will play host to some of the world’s most inspiring women artists and thought leaders over the next twelve months. Memorial Hall OTR and Washington Park proudly introduce the Cincinnati Bell RiseUp Women’s Series, taking place through June 2022. The series will kick off with a free concert by 10,000 Maniacs with Mary Ramsey held in Washington Park on September 17th, 2021, and continue with a series of boundary-defying acts at historic Memorial Hall.


September 17, 2021 Washington Park

10,000 Maniacs with Mary Ramsey: Legendary folk-rock band

Free, reservations required


September 28, 2021 Memorial Hall OTR

Wild Child: Austin-based indie-pop trailblazers

Tickets $22 - $32


October 17, 2021 Memorial Hall OTR

Nella: Latin GRAMMY winner for Best New Artist

Tickets $22 - $36


February 9, 2022 Memorial Hall OTR

The Wailin’ Jennys: All-star songwriters with exquisite harmony

Tickets $32 - $54


Tickets and registration for all concerts are available at

Series Launches with Free Show…

Capacity crowds are expected for the series’ September 17 kickoff at Washington Park, featuring folk-rock legends 10,000 Maniacs with Mary Ramsey. Though some reserved seating will be available for purchase, this free event will allow a broad audience of up to 5,000 lovers to participate in the series without the barrier of paid tickets. The event will have a festival feel, including local women-led opening acts and a range of women- and minority-owned vendors on site. Performances begin at 6:00pm.

…And Continues With Multi-Genre Programming

The Cincinnati Bell RiseUp Women’s Series continues with performances by energetic indie-pop act Wild Child, 2019 Latin GRAMMY Best New Artist Nella, and Canadian songwriting superstars The Wailin’ Jennys. All three shows take place at Memorial Hall.

Additional events will be announced in the weeks to come, including concerts, family theatrical programming, professional development opportunities and intimate conversations with media personalities and thought leaders.

The Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series is being made possible with presenting support from  Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, Messer Construction, & CIVISTA Bank.

In addition to the events series, 3CDC will offer free media support through its advertising and marketing channels to select non-profits that have a mission of serving women, with the goal of generating awareness for their services and to help with fundraising opportunities.