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Check out the Summer Concerts at the Riverbend Music Center


It’s almost time to get your dancing boots on: the Riverbend Music Center has released their schedule of concerts for this Summer! If you enjoy country, alternative rock, and ‘Margaritaville’ you will surely enjoy the bands that are heading to Cincinnati this Summer. The concert series will begin Sunday May 11th and will continue sporadically until Wednesday August 13th.

The summer calendar at the Riverbend Music Center is as follows:

  • May 11th, 8:00pm – Hall & Oates (@ PNC Pavilion
  • May 30th, 7:00pm – Lady Antebellum w/ Billy Currington and Joe Nichols
  • June 6th, 8:00pm – The Monkees (On sale March 29th) (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • June 14th, 7:30pm – Ray LaMontagne (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • June 15th, 7:30pm – Backstreet Boys w/ Avril Lavigne (On sale March 21st)
  • June 20th, 7:00pm – Brad Paisley w/ Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham
  • June 22nd, 7:30pm – Lionel Richie w/ CeeLo Green
  • June 25th, 6:45pm – Journey and Steve Miller Band w/ Tower of Power
  • June 29th, 7:00pm – Tim McGraw w/ Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope
  • July 1st, 6:45pm – Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry w/ Plain White T’s (On sale March 22nd)
  • July 2nd, 8:00pm – MOVE Live featuring Julianne Hough and Derek Hough (On sale March 22nd) (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • July 6th, 7:00pm – Motley Crue w/ Alice Cooper
  • July 8th, 7:30pm – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/ Rick Springfield (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • July 9th, 7:00pm – Dave Matthews Band featuring Tim Reynolds
  • July 11th, 8:00pm – Sarah McLachlan (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • July 15th, 7:00pm – Kiss and Def Leppard (On sale March 21st)
  • July 16th, 11:00am – Vans Warped Tour 2014
  • July 21st, 8:00pm – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
  • July 24th, 7:00pm – Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson w/ Andrew McMahon (On sale March 28th)
  • July 31st, 7:00pm – Keith Urban w/ Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge (On sale March 21st) (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • August 5th, 7:00pm – One Republic w/ The Script
  • August 12th, 7:30pm – Panic! At The Disco w/ Walk the Moon (@ PNC Pavilion)
  • Augsut 13th, 7:30pm – Chicago and REO Speedwagon

Ticket prices will vary depending on which artist you are planning to see. Luckily with how many country concerts there are the Riverbend decided to create the 2014 B105 Country Megaticket, which includes access to all country concerts above plus two Luke Bryan (w/ Lee Brice & Cole Swindell) shows on August 23rd and 24th, Rascall Flatts (w/ Sheryl Crow and Gloriana) on September 5th, and Dierks Bentley (w/ Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi) on September 25th. The price for the Country Megaticket starts at $299 for the lawn package and goes all the way up to $640 for the platinum package with multiple packages in between. All packages available include presale access for next year’s 2015 Megaticket!

To learn more about the concerts taking place at Riverbend this Summer and to buy your tickets visit the official website of the Riverbend Music Center.

If you are interested in learning about more events taking place in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Louisville and Southern Indiana visit the River Valley Group Blog. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on Google+, and watch us on YouTube!


Things to Do in Northern Kentucky: Celebrate Opening Day at the Findlay Market Parade!

Calling all baseball fans…all baseball fans step right up! If you are in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area or are even willing to make the drive from Louisville or Southern Indiana you WON’T want to miss the 95th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Monday, March 31st beginning at noon. The parade is considered one of the greatest and grandest parades in baseball and will feature players from the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals!

Opening Day is considered an unofficial holiday in the city of Cincinnati and is an event where baseball fans from around the area get involved. Admission the event is completely free and only requires you to bring family, friends and yourself. The parade will begin at Findlay Market on Race and is expected to have a different route compared to past years with a right on Liberty, left on Elm, and a right back on to Race.

The selection of the Grand Marshall for the parade is considered to be a special tradition and usually features a past Reds great. This year former Cincinnati Red shortstop Dave Concepcion will serve the position. Concepcion played 19 seasons with the Reds and had his number 13 jersey retired in 2007 by the team.

For more information on the parade or to learn more about Findlay Market visit the official website of the Findlay Market Parade. If you are interested in learning about more events going on in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area or would like to search the MLS for beautiful homes be sure to visit the River Valley Group Blog.

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2014 Food on the Run 5K/10K on March 1st


If you didn’t think it would be possible to contribute to a great cause, exercise, and eat Chipotle all in the same place, think again! Come out to downtown Cincinnati on March 1st to participate in the 2014 Food On The Run 5K/10K at Yeatmans Cove. This is a great event that helps fund the Nutrition Council’s childhood obesity prevention programs and is open to all ages. The race will start at 9am and is 3.1 miles long if you participate in the 5K and 6.2 miles long if you participate in the 10K.

The entry fees for the race vary depending on if you pre-register and if you would like an official 2014 Food On the Run shirt. Prices break down as follows:

  • Pre-registration w/ no shirt – $25
  • Pre-registration w/ long sleeve shirt – $35
  • Normal registration after February 28th w/ no shirt – $30
  • Team registration (10 people) – $200

The first 25 males and 25 females to finish either the 5K or 10K will receive special awards for competing and participating in the race. Awards will also be handed out to the first 5 males and first 5 females that finish in the walkers division. According to the official 2014 Food On The Run website the top overall male and female in the 5K and 10K will receive a special award plus free Chipotle gift cards! Furthermore, there will be soup, bagels, fresh carrots and much more for all racers at the finish line as well as prizes for the best dressed racers (so dress like your favorite food!).

If you are interested in learning more about the Nutrition Council’s programs or about this event on March 1st visit the official website of the 2014 Food On The Run 5K/10K.

To learn about other exciting events please visit our River Valley Group website. Also, be sure to follow the River Valley Group on social media by clicking the logos below!


Bill Nye Coming to Northern Kentucky in February


Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is coming to Kentucky next month! On February 4th Nye will be coming to the Creation Museum to debate with Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum. Ken Ham posted on Facebook earlier this week that the former science TV show host will be at the museum in February, which has made headlines across the country.

Ham issued the debate after seeing Nye’s video from last year pertaining to how creationism was bad and inappropriate for children. The video made a great deal of noise, drawing over 6 million views on YouTube. The event is titled “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?” and will be open to the general public.

Prices and the time for the event have not been finalized. To read the announcement by Ken Ham in full check out his blog titled ‘Around The World with Ken Ham’.

The Creation Museum is located in Northern Kentucky, not far from downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River! There are beautiful homes in Northern Kentucky, including homes in Hebronhouses in Union, and condos in Covington, KY. Call Lori Hernandez today at (502) 377-9217 to learn more about the area and to schedule a private showing at your convenience!

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Looking to start a Christmas tradition? Cut your own tree down at a nearby tree farm!

Berlin Citizens Shop For Christmas TreesThere are many traditions that are stared and continued around the holidays: going Black Friday shopping, watching your favorite movies, making gingerbread houses, and decorating the Christmas tree, just to name a few. When it comes to getting the Christmas tree many use fake trees from previous years that they bought at the store but many don’t think to cut down their own! No, you shouldn’t go in your backyard and cut your tree down. Luckily for you there are several nearby tree farms that will help you cut a fresh Christmas tree and secure it to your vehicle.

Below is a list of tree farms in the area…some of them are a drive away but why not make that part of the annual tradition?

Benton Farms | 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Walton, KY
$35 to cut your own tree; saws provided
Open to the public from 11am – 5pm December 6th and 13th; otherwise by appointment.


Hill Top Pines | Ky. 1997, Camp Springs, KY
$30 for fresh cut trees
Open to the public Monday through Friday from 2pm – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm until Christmas Eve.


Meinhardt’s Burlington Tree Farm | 8289 Kelly Road, Burlington, KY
Free hot chocolate and homemade cookies
Open to the public from 10am – 5pm December 7, 8, 14 and 15.


Baldwin Farms | 1113 Tates Creek Road, Richmond, KY
$45 up to 8ft, additional $10 per foot over 8 ft.
Open to the public from 11am – 6pm until December 22nd


Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm | 1470 Deer Haven Lane, Lexington, KY
$32 for choose and cut field trees (scotch and white pines)
Open to the public Monday through Friday 3:30pm to 6pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, and Sunday 10am – 6pm.

For a more complete list of Christmas tree farms visit the website of the Kentucky Christmas Tree Association.

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10th Annual Taste of the World Wine & Beer Festival


This weekend will be the 10th Annual Taste of the World Wine & Beer Festival at the Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky. The event will be from 7:30pm to 11:00pm and you must be 21 years or older to attend.

The event is hosted by the Southern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society making this a fantastic way to have fun and support a great cause at the same time. The cost of tickets to attend the event is $80 in advance and $90 at the door. There will also be a raffle for a grand prize; tickets are $50 each or you can purchase 12 tickets for $500.

The event will be sponsored by Vorys Legal Counsel, Blue Sky Creative and Queen City Printing. To become a sponsor, to learn more about the event, or to purchase tickets contact Christina McCarthy via phone at (513) 361-2100, extension 117 or via e-mail by

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A Guide to Covington!


Covington, KY is a city nestled in Northern Kentucky right across the bridge from the beautiful city of Cincinnati in Ohio. Northern Kentucky real estate is of course gorgeous but the architecture of many churches and buildings in Covington are astounding. You will find a plethora of living options, ranging from downtown condos overlooking Cincinnati to multi-million dollar mansions to gorgeous homes nestled in wonderful neighborhoods. It is also an excellent place to find great opportunities with large companies such as St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Fidelity Investments.

Key Statistics & Facts

*According to the 2010 census Covington had a population of over 40,000 people, making it the 5th most populated city in Kentucky.

*While the median price for real estate in Kentucky is $124,000, the median price in Covington is $95,430.

*The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, which offers luxury living and beautiful views, sits along the Ohio River and was built in 2008. The average price of current listings at The Ascent is $1,596,071.

Top Restaurants

Keystone Bar & Grill | 313 Greenup Street, Covington, KY 41011

Sushi Cincinnati | 130 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

Riverside Korean | 512 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011

Giuseppe’s Pizzaeria | 2607 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011

Otto’s Deli | 521 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

Nearby Schools

Ft. Wright Elementary School | 501 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011

St. Agnes School | 1322 Sleepy Hollow Road, Covington, KY 41011

Ludlow High School | 515 Elm Street, Covington, KY 41016

Notre Dame Academy | 1699 Hilton Drive, Covington, KY 41011

Holmes High School | 2500 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41014

Events in October In or Near Covington

Farm Haven The A-Maze-Ing Corn Adventure | Month of October | Farm Haven

The Newport Farmers’ Market | Saturdays in October | 709 Monmouth in the City parking lot

Kinman Farms Fall Festival | Weekend in October | Kinman Farms

Pumpkin Patch Tours at Sunrock Farm | Month of October | Sunrock Farm

Featured Covington Home

9091 Alyssum Drive, Covington, KY 41015 | $310,000

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