Jake Speed and The Freddies at Wednesdays in the Woods
August 8, 2018 • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Jake Speed and The Freddies is presented by The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch and Clifton Hills & Manor Hill/Lyleburn Place.
Come celebrate everything great about summer at our spirited series of 10 free weekly concerts, this week featuring the musical stylings of Jake Speed and The Freddies. Good friends, good tunes, good food, good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for the kids – all at the historic 1911 Burnet Woods bandstand!
- This week’s food vendors are Quite Frankly and streetpops.
- NEW! Beer available for purchase from Fifty West Brewing Company courtesy of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Fifty West.
The July/August Community Partner is Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. Please bring donations of NEW baby items:
- Bottle Brush
- Burping Cloths
- Baby Food
- Baby Spoons/Forks
- Diaper Cream
- Baby Shampoo
- Baby Soap
- Baby Washcloths and Towels
- Baby Brush
- Receiving Blankets
About the Band: Jake Speed and The Freddies
Jake Speed & The Freddies play a mix of traditional & original folk, country blues, and ragtime tunes that muse on Cincinnati’s unique past & present. Known as the Woody Guthrie of Cincinnati, Jake Speed uses a traditional folksy delivery to compose timely and timeless songs that tell great stories with a bit of a lyrical edge. The band, built out of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, tenor guitar and upright bass (with hints of harmonica, kazoo, and washboard), has been hailed by CityBeat magazine as a “…a fixture of Cincinnati’s traditional Folk scene” since releasing its first of five albums, Queen City Rag, in 2002. Speed’s tongue-in-cheek stories and crowd-engaging antics (such as watering can solos, sing-alongs, and dance moves) keep audiences thoroughly entertained. Just two years after hitting the Cincinnati scene, the band won the 2002 Cincinnati Entertainment Award (Cincinnati’s equivalent of The Grammy Awards) for Artist of the Year. The band is now a five-time winner of the CEA for Best Folk Musicians (2001-2004; 2008). Jake Speed is a two-time winner of the CEA for Best Songwriter (2002, 2006). Cincinnati Magazine’s 2007 “Best of Cincinnati” edition named the band as one of the Top 40 Best Things About Cincinnati. In 2004, the readers of CityBeat Magazine voted them Best Local Musicians.