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Presented by ArtsConnect at The Grove Event Center

Apr 09 2022

We will journey through the stories of James Brown, Rosemary Clooney, The Isley Brothers and Nina Simone.

Based on the mixology book, Rocktails is a dinner theatre experience journeying through the lives of American popular music, learning about their Cincinnati connections, coupled with cocktail recipes and live music performance by Queen City Cabaret

Saturday, April 9, 7-9 p.m.
$54 members / $60 non-members
The Grove Event Center

Cincinnati is rich in popular music history. The roots of Funk, Soul, Jazz, R & B and Rock n’ Roll can be found right here in our very own Queen City. Join us at The Grove Event Center for a night of storytelling, infectious live music, and signature cocktails, as mixologists and authors of Cincinnati Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on MixologyKristen Kreft and Mayalou Banatwala share the stories of these famous founders of American popular music, and their Cincinnati connections. We will journey through the stories of James Brown, Rosemary Clooney, The Isley Brothers and Nina Simone. With each story, a custom cocktail will be introduced for you to try while Queen City Cabaret sends you down memory lane, bringing the Cincinnati Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology cocktail book to life, with performances of songs from each honored musical icon. Your ticket will include 2 of the 4 signature cocktails and dinner. Additional signature cocktail tickets can be purchased for $10 each. As a special feature, copies of the cocktail history book, Cincinnati Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology can be purchased in advance with your ticket for just $25. All pre-purchased cocktail books will be autographed and given to you at the event!

Ticket price includes dinner, show, 2 signature cocktails

Tables seat minimum of 8, maximum of 10 guests. May request to sit with friends at registration checkout. Requests are NOT guaranteed, however we will do our very best.


Tickets are available online. Tickets are $60 and includes dinner, two cocktails and the show. Due to catering, tickets are not available at the door. Tables seat 8-10 people.

Additional Options:

Autographed copy of Rocktails Mixology Book $25

Additional Signature Cocktail Tickets $10

Cash bar available at the event at regular Grove bar prices. Pre-purchase not available.

Contact: 513-522-2108


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The Grove Event Center

9158 Winton Road

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