Cycles, Science & the
Cincinnati Sound
This Week at BCM

Bam Powell Brings the "Cincinnati Sound"
to Music@BCM
Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Singer-drummer Rick “Bam” Powell has been swinging sticks, singing songs and writing music for nearly a half-century. 

His preferred style is “Cincinnati Sound,” a bluesy kind of rock ‘n’ soul which has been with him since high school. “I can’t escape it,” he says. “It is part of my heritage.”

Over the years, Powell has performed with some of the region’s top rock groups, from The Raisins to the Bluebirds to the country band Stagger Lee. He’s worked and recorded in New York City, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi, before returning to his roots in Cincinnati.

This Thursday, Bam Powell brings his current group, The Troublemakers, to Music@BCM, along with his blend of musical styles. "I’ve been told that I’m hard to pigeon-hole,” Powell told author Randy McNutt in 2017. “It’s just natural for me to sound part rock, part R&B, and a little bit country. But then that’s the Cincinnati way, and I grew up on it. I wouldn’t change it.”
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 Aug. 1 with The Bluebirds 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.
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:
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.

fresh ART and silent ART Applications Due Soon!
Deadline Saturday, Aug 3
It is our desire to inspire people to love art, to learn art, to collect art and to create art.

The deadline to apply to participate in fresh ART is fast approaching. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 3 or preferably earlier.

Selected artists will spend September 13 and/or 14 in Covington’s Devou Park creating original works to be auctioned live at the gala. A portion of the sale price of each auctioned piece will go to the artist; the balance will be donated to the museum, benefiting area children. Artwork will be judged by a panel of experts, with $1000 in cash prizes awarded to the top three entries by the William & Patricia Applegarth Fund.

Artists who are unable to participate in fresh ART are encouraged to submit artwork previously created within the past 12 months for a silent ART auction. silen tART opens for bidding at the museum with an artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, August 3, and continues through September 14. A portion of the purchase price of silent ART auction items will be donated to the museum’s youth education programs.
Artists may apply to participate in either fresh ART or silent ART, but not both. Interested artists aged 18 and older should contact the museum at (859) 491-4003 and/or download the application forms HERE.
Look Who's in the News!
This article by the River City News reveals some things you might not have known about our very own BCM Trustee and parliamentarian Gary Johnston.

Attention UC Students!
Are you a cultural or history enthusiast? Are you looking for a work study that is educational and fun? BCM might be the place for you! We are currently accepting applications for a visitor services associate. Click HERE and apply now!
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 takes a look at some two-wheeled inventions that are perfect for travel in Devou Park.

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