“Why have we moved the location of the Winter Fest?” is a question we are often asked. While the blues society thinks very highly of The Phoenix, its ambiance and its staff, with whom we have an outstanding relationship, we have listened to the feedback of our members and attendees from past events who had two requests: 1. more spacious rooms so everyone could hear all the bands they want in comfort; and 2. facilities with better acoustics, especially in the main ballroom that hosts our national acts. To meet your requests, we are partnering with the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2018 Cincy Winter Blues & Heritage Festival, where we will occupy the 2nd floor in large, spacious ballrooms. We hope you will enjoy the fest in our inaugural year at the Duke. Come out and bring your friends.
The Cincy Blues Society negotiated special festival rates at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati if booked before January 1st. The hotel is located conveniently adjacent to the Duke Convention Center. The Millennium Hotel can accept reservations in a number of ways:
Telephone: Guests may call the hotel toll free at (800) 876-2100
Fax: Guests may fax their reservation to (513) 357-8688.
Booking Link: The following link will enable guests to make reservations via the internet: Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
You can pre-purchase and reserve a parking slot for the winter blues at the LAZ Parking garage next to the Duke convention center by clicking on the following link: Parking