Music Festival

JUNE 3, 4, 5






You can count on plenty of ATMs in the event site. We encourage individual vendors to accept credit cards, but we can't guarantee it.


Working within the parameters of Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove parks, we make every effort to make Bunbury accessible. We invite guests with special needs to email our partners at The Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) early for advice and support.


We don't allow boats to tie off. Please note that entry is only at the main gate.


Festival gates open at 1pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday. Additional entrances will be located at Public Landing, near Yeatman's Cove, as well as Butler St. adjacent to the Purple People Bridge. Tickets are still available at the festival box office is located at the festival main entrance at Sawyer Point on the corner of Eggleston Ave. and Pete Rose Way.

See our Travel & Stay page for links to hotel listings.

About Us

PromoWest Productions, a top-ranked independent concert promoter by Pollstar Magazine, purchased Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio in late 2014.

The purchase adds to PromoWest's existing portfolio of concert venues including LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. "We are excited to expand into the Cincinnati market. We have strong relationships with the bands that play Bunbury as they play our venues throughout the year." said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. PromoWest will handle all booking, marketing, sponsorship and production of the festivals and Bill Donabedian will continue to oversee operations.

In past years, Bunbury Music Festival, which takes place along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove, has hosted top alternative artists including Flaming Lips, MGMT, Fall Out Boy, FUN. and more. PromoWest, known for its creative design of intimate concert venues in Columbus and Pittsburgh, has modified the festival layout to provide fans with a more intimate concert experience. The festival, previously having one main stage and five smaller stages, will now feature two main stages and two side stages for better viewing and easier logistical flow for festival goers. Bunbury Music Festival will take place June 3-5, 2016.

The lineup for the 2016 festival will be announced early next year.

PromoWest Productions

PromoWest Productions, having just celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2014, currently offers Columbus, Ohio, over 450 events a year at its venues LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country's second indoor⁄outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010. For more information on PromoWest, please visit www.promowestlive.com.


In accordance with industry standards, Bunbury has implemented the following festival entry procedures:

Please have a valid State issued ID ready to show at the entrance if you are over 21 and plan on visiting an alcohol booth. All persons and bags will be searched upon entry. Purses, diaper bags and other small personal bags are allowed, but will be inspected at the entrance.

    Allowed Items
  • Sun protection e.g., sunglasses, sunscreen(no aerosol), hats
  • Blankets
  • Bug repellent (no DEET or aerosol)
  • Rain gear (ponchos are best. Compact personal umbrellas are OK. No golf umbrellas.)
  • Earplugs
  • Baby stroller
  • Empty water bottle (no glass or metal containers) or empty Camelbak
  • Binoculars
  • Wall-mounted rapid charger (charging stations provide iPhone and mini-USB cords, but if you have your own cord, you won't have to wait)
  • Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone are allowable.
  • A factory sealed bottle of water, no larger than 1 Liter.
    Prohibited Items
  • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Tools (wrenches, pliers, etc.)
  • Illegal substances including narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Coolers
  • Food or beverages
  • Camelbaks that are full
  • Carts, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (including Segways) There is bike/scooter parking outside the event site.
  • Tents
  • Large umbrellas
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Pets (other than service dogs)
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Video recording equipment including GoPros and tablets
  • Cameras with long or detachable lenses. Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone are allowable.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, monopods/unipods
  • Bills over $20. We won't accept them at the beverage booths.
  • Aerosol cans
  • Glow sticks
  • Inflatables
  • Sports Equipment (e.g., footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, frisbees, etc.)
  • Hula hoops