Blues, Boogie Woogie,
Brown Bags & More!
Ben Levin & the Heaters To Set BCM Ablaze
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.
For Ben and Aron Levin, blues music is a family affair.

Son Ben, a 19-year-old pianist and vocalist, and father Aron, guitarist and founder of the band The Heaters, will fire up the Music@BCM crowd on July 19.

Ben started playing piano at age 4, and took lessons for years from world-renowned boogie/blues player Ricky Nye. At 11, he turned professional, sitting in with The Heaters, and now plays 100+ gigs a year while attending the University of Cincinnati.

He has made a name for himself performing at the Cincinnati Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Fest, Ricky Nye’s Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, Chase Garret's annual Piano Stomp and the annual Festival de Boogie Woogie in LaRoquebrou, France, among other many other venues. A composer as well as a performer, he has produced two albums, “Ben's Blues” and “Before Me.”

Blues Blast Magazine refers to Ben Levin as “an old soul,” saying “it is remarkable that he has managed to learn much of the essence of the Blues piano traditions at such a young age.” Aron Levin says of his son, “He was always looking up at the stars when everyone else was looking down at their Game Boys.”
Music@BCM concerts are held in Behringer-Crawford Museum’s outdoor amphitheater at 1600 Montague Road – Devou Park, Covington KY 41011. Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments available for sale and the concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Concert-goers are invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for seating. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will move indoors.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and under, who can participate in a new Kids’ Music Club offering free children’s activities during the concert. Reservations are requested for the Kids’ Club: call 491-4003. Concert-goers who ride their bikes to Music@BCM are admitted free, courtesy of the Devou Good Project. Parking is free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Attendees can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations.
The Music@BCM series continues on July 25 with Bam Powell and the Troublemakers and then each Thursday through August 15. Guests are encouraged to check the museum’s website,, or call 859-491-4003 to confirm the schedule. 

Music@BCM is sponsored by Ashley Development, KW Mechanical, Hummel Hatfield Insurance Agency, Ersatz & Moot Point Railway Company and the Alumni of WNOP Jazz, Ruth Faragher & Family, George & Margaret McLane Foundation and the William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and supported by Colonial Cottage, The Devou Good Project, Johnny’s Car Wash, and Reality Tuesday Café.
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Tot Tuesdays! We All Scream for Ice Cream
Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
What’s better than going out for ice cream? Making your own! Youngsters will create ice cream in a bag and hear a story about this delicious treat. Tot Tuesdays!, designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization, are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child. Reserve spots for you and your child at (859) 491-4003. Free parking.
Brown Bag Luncheon: It Happened in Kentucky
Thursday, July 18, noon
Noted Kentucky artist and author Robert A. Powell will exhibit a portfolio of his pen and ink drawings of Kentucky landmarks along with a display of books he has written about Kentucky subjects.

During his 50-year career as a newspaper reporter and photographer, magazine editor, high school teacher and public relations specialist, Powell created hundreds of art prints, 40 published books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, with a major focus on Kentucky history. Proclaimed by the Lexington Herald-Leader as “quite likely the most influential popular chronicler of Kentucky in recent years,” Powell's sketchbook series is a portfolio of pen and ink drawings depicting landmarks. During his talk, he will refer to the images and read brief excerpts from various books.

The lunch and presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. 
Chippie is Headed to a Park Near You!
Chippie's bags -- and his cheeks! -- are packed with goodies for some pop-up summer fun!

Chippie, Behringer-Crawford Museum’s chipmunk mascot, introduces science to children in kindergarten through grade eight in this series of FREE and fun outdoor workshops incorporating S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments. For more information, call (859) 491-4003.

July Schedule:
Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park, Bellevue: Wednesday, July 17, 2-3 p.m.
Barb Cook Park, Covington: Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ludlow Memorial Park, Ludlow: Wednesday, July 24, 2-3 p.m.
Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park, Bellevue: Wednesday, July 31, 2-3 p.m.

Welcome our New Assistant Director
Sara Schindler
Sara Schindler has joined our BCM team as the Assistant Director!

A 35-year resident of Northern KY, Schindler has been active in a variety of community organizations, including St. Xavier High School and Boys Hope/Girls Hope in Cincinnati and the Life Learning Center and Baker Hunt in Covington. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in the community through art education and cultural enrichment.

In her new position, she will w ork in conjunction with BCM Executive Director Laurie Risch and maintain strong collaborations with community organizations as well as matters relating to fundraising and museum operations.

"BCM is a unique asset to the Greater Cincinnati region and I look forward to capturing and sharing the culture and history," Schindler said.

Welcome Sara!
Our Curator Loves to Chat!
Curator's Chat with Jason French
BCM Curator, Jason French has a love for Northern KY history and artifacts that he is excited to share! In this Curator's Chat, Jason shares pieces of a new exhibit that he is working on that pertain to Harlan Hubbard.

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