Here is the daily schedule of Tall Stacks events. For concert and theater schedules, including activities on Sawyertown Stage, see Page A15.
5:30 a.m.-midnight - Metro operates Tall Stacks Park and Ride at General Electric in Evendale.
6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. - TANK operates Tall Stacks Park and Ride facility at Turfway Park racetrack.
6-9 a.m. - In-dock riverboat tours (Tour Ticket required to board riverboats)
9 a.m. - Festival gates open
9 a.m. - Sawyertown activities begin
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - River Industry Exhibits open in Newport.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - River Taxi operates, ferrying passengers between Cincinnati and Newport. $5 per person round trip.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Newport Barracks and Encampment, Taylor Park in Newport.
10 a.m. - Beginning of the Ohio Bicentennial Bell Casting, Cincinnatus Statue area.
1:45-5 p.m. - Riverboat Races. Heat 1 pits Keystone Belle against Spirit of Jefferson. Heat 2 pits Celebration Belle against the Colonel.
4 p.m. - Ohio Bicentennial Bell Casting Ceremony. Cincinnatus Statue.
7:45 p.m. - Fireworks.
Theater and concert schedule for today:
9:30 a.m. - Children's Theatre performs Tom Sawyer, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
11 a.m. - Tom Sawyer, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
12:30 p.m. - Tom Sawyer, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
4:50 p.m. - Russ Childers and Rabbit Hash String Band, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
5:30 p.m. - Silver Arm, Public Landing stage.
5:30 p.m. - The Sidecars, American Financial stage at P&G Pavilion.
5:50 p.m. - Second String Band, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
6:35 p.m. - Kyle Meadows, Public Landing stage.
6:40 p.m. - Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, American Financial stage at P&G Pavilion.
6:50 p.m. - Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
7:50 p.m. - Del McCoury Band, American Financial stage at P&G Pavilion.
7:55 p.m. - Changeling, Public Landing stage.
7:55 p.m. - Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
9 p.m. - Taylor Farley and Blue Rock, Public Landing stage.
9:15 p.m. - The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Great American Insurance stage at Yeatman's Cove.
9:30 p.m. - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, American Financial stage at P&G Pavilion.
Events on the Kentucky side
Here's the schedule of Tall Stacks events on the Newport riverfront. Covington is not participating.
4 p.m.- Whistle blow
5:30 p.m.- Saloon show
6:30 p.m.- Florence Community Concert Band
7:45 p.m.- Forget Me Not Dancers
8:30 p.m.- Saloon show
9:15 p.m.- Cole Brothers
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