On Stage


Fretboard Brewing Company is proud to have entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. Check out the schedule for entertainment on Thursdays, too and start your weekend early!

We do not charge a cover charge for bands unless pointed out on the schedule below.  New acts added every week so check back often because the calendar is updated regularly and bands are subject to change.


We believe that great music makes everything better. Time with friends, sharing a few beers, or really great BBQ — it’s better with Live Music!

Alcohol other than Fretboard Beer is not permitted in the facility including wine and other brand beer. We are a production brewery and only permitted to serve what we brew at the facility. Smoked Out Cincy is our dedicated food provider – please no outside food. Desserts and cake are permitted for birthday parties and events.


Weekly Events

3-10 pm

Mellowship Mondays

Join us every Monday for $12 pitchers of Mellowship, India Session Pilsner!

6-8 pm

Trivia Tuesdays with Adam Hoy



Warm-UP Wednesday & Pitcher Night

Starting at 3PM, we serve $15 pitchers (low-gravity beers sub 7.2% and under).

7 – 10PM – Got some talents and want to show it off? Meet us at the mainstage every Wednesday for Warm-up Wendesdays! Help us kick-off our weekend band schedule by showcasing your stuff. This open mic is for musicians only. Open slots are 15 minutes in length. For more info, please email Tyler Carson.

Friday 10.18.19 – Special Event Fundraiser


Greater Project Presents: See you in the Funnies

A special party for a purpose with local band on stage: See you in the Funnies

This is a free event with great beer, food and music!
Portion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to Greater Project to help us care for orphaned and vulnerable kids locally & abroad. Learn more at greaterproject.org

*Bring new or gently used Halloween costumes to donate to help kids in need in our community!

Have Fun, Help Kids in Need!


Saturday 10.19.19
Thursday 10.17.19


America’s Best Brew Band

An inter-brewery competition where breweries battle it out for America’s Best Brew Band. Two winners will move onto the finals

6:30PM: Sonder Brewing
7:15PM: Little Miami Brewing Company
8:00PM: Urban Artifact
8:45PM: Municipal Brew Works

Guest celebrity judges include:

Bill McCarthy – Billy Rock Band
Zach Albers – 3 Piece Revival
Mark Cooper – Crown Watts
Heather Roush – Heather Roush Band

Friday 10.25.19
Saturday 10.26.19
Wednesday 10.30.19


America’s Best Brew Band – Finals!

An inter-brewery competition where breweries battle it out for America’s Best Brew Band. Four finalists will battle it out.

October 17th Finalists: Darkness Brewing & Fretboard Brewing
October 24th Finalists: Stay Tuned

Thursday 10.31.19


It’s Halloween, trick or beer!

No live music – just some scary house music to celebrate the evening. Anyone in a costumer will get a Fretboard souvenir.

Friday 11.1.19
Saturday 11.2.19


The Whammies

Celebrate halloween with The Whammies when we get back to the 80’s! Come dressed up and compete in our 2nd annual costume contest. Best singles costume as well as best couple will be awarded some free stuff!

Sunday 11.3.19


1st Annual – Fretboard Burger Throwdown

Come and enjoy burger samples from up to a dozen* of the area’s best restaurants and chefs! Ticket includes unlimited burger samples while they last. Soft drinks, and other food items and live entertainment! You get to choose who wins the burger throwdown! Along with the judges, vote on your most favorite burger.

Tickets: $25

To purchase tickets, click on the link here to Cincy Ticket

Celebrity judges include world famous, Greg & Kristina Garbo of Chicago Culinary Kitchen and
local blogger and burger enthusiast, the Burger Boy, Royce Louden.

This event is brought to you by: Fretboard Brewing Company, Prime Cincinnati, Envision Children and Certified Angus Beef.

All ticket sale proceeds of the event will benefit Envision Children, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides supplemental educational instruction to underserved students in effort to help them achieve academic excellence. One dollar of each pint sold at Fretboard Brewing will also benefit Envision Children.

Participants include:

  • Bards Burgers
  • Craft Burger Bros
  • Farm Stand Market & Cafe
  • Sammy’s Craft Burgers
  • Smoked Out Cincy
  • Street City Pub

*More participating restaurants are being added every day!


Thursday 11.7.19
2nd Anniversary Weekend Celebration!
Friday 11/8


Saturday 11/9


Colemine Records Presents:

7:30PM – GA-20

9:30PM – Neal Francis