Events presented by Friends of Music Hall provide everyone with an entertaining opportunity to experience this beautiful, historic structure. These events align with the our mission to promote and provide education about Cincinnati Music Hall.

You are invited to join us for the annual, and hugely popular:

Our Halloween concert provided a magical - and mischievous - good time!

  • In October 2020, Friends of Music Hall virtually presented Nosferatu, the silent film based on the novel "Dracula."

Open the Lobby!

Friends of Music Hall is looking at 2021 for the next "Open the Lobby!" event. The specific date will depend on when and how Music Hall can re-open to the public.

"Open the Lobby" is held in conjunction with The City Flea at Washington Park. Everyone is invited to take a break from peruse the excellent selection of quality local goods and join us in the lobby of Cincinnati Music Hall. You'll find a cool place to relax, bars at which you can purchase your favorite libation, and the opportunity to discover interesting tidbits about Music Hall and its history, and see areas of this historic icon. Friends of Music Hall Program Guides will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have about Music Hall.

The Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, ready for a performance in Cincinnati Music Hall's Ballroom
The Mighty Wurlitzer accompanies the great film <i>Nosferatu</i>
Open the Lobby 2019 guests check out historic photos of Music Hall
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Past Events

2019: Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

This favorite family tradition entertained young and old on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the Music Hall Ballroom. The amazingly talented singer/actress Michele Ragusa wowed the crowd and Santa brought his favorite elf!


2019: Spooky Tunes with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ came back in fall 2019 - just in time for Halloween! On Wednesday, October 30, family, friends and favorite ghouls gathered in Music Hall Ballroom.


2019: Friends of Music Hall Annual Meeting

Our members and good friends were the first to learn of our name change (from Society for the Preservation of Music Hall), a renewed commitment to our mission, and plans for the future!


2019: Silent Movies Made Musical with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

Charlie Chaplin was the guest of honor for the double film feature honoring him on the 130th anniversary of his birth.


2018: Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, talent organist Mark Herman returned to the keyboard of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in Music Hall's elegant ballroom for our Happy Holidays concert.


2018: Wake the Dead Bash with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

On October 31, it was the party of the season! Theatre organist Trent Sims returned for a lively party that included special drinks, special haunted tours and, of course, the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ!


2018: Spooky Tunes with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

was held October 30, and featured Theatre organist Trent Sims at the keyboard, playing songs that thrilled and chilled the audience!


2018: The Friends of Music Hall Annual Meeting

was held Monday, October 1, and featured:


2017: Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

So great to be back in Music Hall, and so great to enjoy this concert tradition with you!


2017: "Music Hall Unwrapped"

was held Wednesday, October 11, and revealed the newly restored Corbett Tower. Friends of Music Hall used this occasion to welcome members and supporters back to Music Hall after the grand re-opening. Overall, Friends of Music Hall (formerly known as Society for the Preservation of Music Hall-SPMH) contributed more than $5 million to the Music Hall Renovation Project, which included underwriting the restoration of Corbett Tower.