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Take a trip through 80s rock as Blue Eighty takes to the [email protected] stage tonight


A decade of big hair, one-hit wonders and MTV, the 1980s emerged with electronic dance music and lots of pop, but also the underground phenomenon of alternative rock. This magical era saw synthesizers become mainstream, adding lush orchestration to rock guitar, alongside melodic, emotional and often moody vocals.

Blue Eighty (Photo by BCM)

Breakthrough bands like Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, Psychedelic Furs and Talking Heads announced that music had something new to say. Niche radio stations like Cincinnati’s 97x called on high school and college kids of that era, eager to break out of 70s rock spandex and embrace “the future of Rock N Roll”.

Join Blue Eighty, Cincinnati’s only ’80s alternative and New Wave band, as they bring a decade of alternative hits to life, as we wrap up the 2022 [email protected] season, Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. at the museum Behringer-Crawford.

Recognizing the lack of an 80s alternative in live performance, Blue Eighty formed in 2018 with five seasoned musicians sharing the same mission; Brent Billock, vocals, guitar; Carrie Steven, drums, vocals; John Hoerr bass, vocals, keyboards; Wayne Greenan guitar, vocals; and Chris Longbottom keys, vocals.

[email protected] takes place in BCM’s outdoor amphitheater at 1600 Montague Road in Covington’s Devou Park from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 3-12. Visitors with an EBT card receive a reduced rate of $3 for up to four people.

Guests should bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of bad weather, the event will move indoors. Adult beverages will be available for purchase along with some real barbecue favorites, served fresh from Bellevue’s favorite barbecue food truck, Doo-Little’s Shack and Snacks. Parking is free. The concert will also be streamed live on BCM’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit www.bcmuseum.org, email [email protected], or call 859-491-4003.

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