All the Photos From Covington’s Paradise Music & Beer Festival
The Paradise Music Festival began as a camper-friendly event in Central Kentucky in 2014, before moving to Greater Cincinnati in more recent years with fests at Sawyer Point on the riverfront (in 2017) and at Wooden Cask Brewery (last year).
The common thread through each year of the Paradise fest has been the many up-and-coming and top-tier acts from the national Jam Band circuit; over the years the event has hosted artists like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Werks, Ekoostik Hookah and BoomBox, as well as many local bands.
That booking vision — courtesy of fest founders/organizers Essential Productions — was intact again for this year’s Paradise Music & Beer Festival, which took place Friday and Saturday (July 12 and 13). For the 2019 event, Paradise took over Seventh Street in Covington, between Madison Avenue and Washington Street in front of Braxton Brewing Co., co-presenters of the fest this year.
As it has been for the past couple of years, the Paradise Music & Beer Festival was totally free.
Top-of-the-poster headliners for Paradise 2019 were Keller Williams (playing Friday) and The Infamous Stringdusters (Saturday). The local acts participating this year were SolEcho, Strange Mechanics and Peridoni, who closed out the fun at midnight on Saturday at Madison Live.
There was also a variety of food and arts vendors on hand and, of course, Braxton had everyone's beer needs covered.| Photos by Holden Mathis