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Neighborhood Guide


Music Hall


Music Hall is the May Festival’s historic home. Built in 1878 especially for the May Festival and for choral music, Music Hall underwent a major renovation in 2017 that enhanced its grandeur and historic character.

Make an evening of it! Music Hall is situated in the heart of the vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Music Hall is surrounded by great restaurants, bars, breweries, boutique shopping, art and culture, and sits across from the beautifully renovated Washington Park.

Dining: Want to grab a bite after the concert? These restaurants are within easy walking distance and are open late so you can continue the celebration: Zula, Sacred Beast, Krueger’s Tavern and The Eagle, just to name a few.

Hotel: Traveling into town for the Festival? There are several unique and beautiful hotels in the downtown area and a booming Airbnb community. Visit to learn more.