Sad Summer Fest presented by Journeys & Converse

featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, Motion City Soundtrack, PVRIS, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic and Sincere Engineer

Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, Motion City Soundtrack, PVRIS, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, Sincere Engineer

Doors Open: 1:00pm
Show Time: 2:00pm


Venue Change

Sad Summer Festival has been moved indoors to The Andrew J Brady Music Center, located directly adjacent to The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park. General Admission ticketholders will be relocated to the General Admission floor inside the venue. 

Concert Information

Sad Summer Festival 2023 presented by Journeys and Converse will make its fourth trek across the US this summer for a total of 16 national shows produced by Live Nation. This summer’s lineup, headlined by Taking Back Sunday features daily sets from some of the tour’s returning veterans as well as marks the debut of other artists to the tour. The tour will stop in Cincinnati on July 19 at The Andrew J Brady Music Center.

With the resurgence of the emo music scene, fans have come to rely on the Sad Summer Fest lineup to provide their seasonal dose of live music from their favorite artists, and the Sad Summer team has been more than happy to provide the space for that. “We are very proud to have made it to year FOUR of Sad Summer. We believe the bill this year will take the tour and experience to a new level. Thanks to all of our loyal fans who have helped grow this brand with us; we see you.” - Sad Summer Fest Management Team.

Making their Sad Summer Fest debut, Taking Back Sunday is set to headline this year’s festival in its entirety. “We’re very excited to get back on the road. It’s going to be great spending the summer playing shows with old friends and making new ones. Most of all, we can not wait to start playing these new songs for everyone!” - John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

The Maine will make their return to Sad Summer Fest - having been a part of two previous summers - including the inaugural year of the fest back in 2019. “For some reason the past year has felt like one long winter to me. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the hibernation, but I think it’s time my body absorbed some vitamin D and my ears devoured some Taking Back Sunday. And the very best place for both of those things will be at Sad Summer ’23. So crawl out of that cave, apply the zinc oxide and let’s f**king rip.” - John O’Callghan of The Maine

The Sad Summer Fest 2023 daily lineup is completed by the likes of Motion City Soundtrack, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, and Sincere Engineer.

Sad Summer Fest 2023 presented by Journeys & Converse tours across the US with shows from July 6 through July 29th.

Ticket Information

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While supplies last. Tickets are subject to price increase based on demand, applicable taxes and Ticketmaster fees. All events rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Limit 8 tickets per person.

The Andrew J Brady Music Center does not endorse using any secondary ticketing sources and cannot resolve any issues involving them.

All guests entering the venue are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by The Andrew J Brady Music Center security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.

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