Jazz, BBQ and a little running too in Madisonville

Madisonville is hosting the second annual Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, a year after a $9,000 ArtsWave grant to the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation helped create the free event. Like last year, the festival will be held at the corner of Madison and Whetsel avenues, on a piece of city-owned property that serves as a community space for Madisonville.
Mike Wade and the Mighty Groovers and Triage featuring Eugene Goss will provide the jazz music, and Ron D’s BBQ, Just Q’in and Sweets and Meats BBQ will provide the food. There will be other vendors as well, including MadTree Brewing, Lala’s Blissfull Bites and Snowie Shaved Ice. The event runs 3-8 p.m.
There will also be a number of kids activities and neighborhood artisans showcasing their wares.
The festival is preceded by the third annual Madisonville 5K Run/Walk, which starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the kids fun run at 9:30 a.m. The race starts at the Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road, and takes runners on a course through neighborhood streets before finishing back at the rec center.
Pre-registration for the run is $15 for adults, $10 for students. Day-of registration is $20.
Partners for the day’s events include Medpace, Interact for Health and LISC as well as a number of other community organizations.

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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