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.



6-8 pm

Trivia Tuesdays with Adam Hoy


Thursday 11.15.18
Friday 11.16.18
Saturday 11.17.18


SMASH YOGA In The Taproom

who: craft beer enthusiasts, yogiis, friends, and anyone with tight muscles
what: Rock Your Flow – an all-levels yoga class led by Smash Yoga and accompanied LIVE by the musicians of Melodic Connections
when: Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m.
cost: $12 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Melodic Connections, a Cincinnati-based music community

+ Buy your ticket in advance: the most recent fitness class at Fretboard was a sell-out
+ Bring a yoga mat or towel
+ Arrive early to get signed in and find a place for your mat
+ Our wooden dance floor makes our brewery yoga better than the rest
+ All levels and all ages are welcome
+ Fretboard and Smoked Out Cincy both open at noon, so stick around for a pint and some BBQ


China Catz

Enjoy the newest Grateful Dead tribute band made of up some of Cincy’s finest musicians.

Wednesday 11.21.18 – Thanksgiving Eve + Drummer Boy Release


The Taproom Is Opening At Noon On Thanksgiving Eve

The taproom will be open at noon for the our 2nd annual release of Drummer Boy, Winter Warmer Ale. Stop out for a sip of one of our highest rated beers to ever be released. Bring your Growler to fill or get a Crowler to go for your Thanksgiving feast!

Please note, Smoked Out Cincy will open at 3pm – regular time.

8 – 11PM

Thursday 11.22.18 – Brewery Will Be Closed


Happy Thanksgiving!

The Brewery Will Be Closed.

Friday 11.23.18


Daniel Bennett and The Dirty Shirleys

Come celebrate “Swanksgiving” with Daniel Bennett and The Dirty Shirleys.
Close out your shopping day with a beverage and some smooth tunes with the band.

Saturday 11.24.18

7:30 – 11:30pm

Sunday 11.25.18

5:30 – 7:30pm

CSO On Tap

​The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is partnering with Fretboard Brewing pairing the best in craft music and beer for a special SUPER JAM SESSION.

Attendees are welcome to bring their instrument of choice while members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hold down the rhythm section. When you get to the taproom, sign-up with your name and instrument and wait to be called up on stage. Our emcee will rotate through the list to “fill out the band” throughout the event. All music styles welcome, get ready to improvise!

Thursday 11.29.18

7 – 10pm

Joe Marcinek Band – CD Release Party Tour

Joe is releasing his new album, JM3 featuring Wil Blades and Terrence Higgins. Joe Marcinek tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of the lineups will only happen one time making every night a can’t miss show. 


Friday 11.30.18
Saturday 12.1.18

7:30 – 11:30pm

Sunday 12.2.18

3 – 6pm

2nd Annual – Santa Visits The Brewery!

Enjoy a family friendly event at Fretboard Brewery when Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause come to the brewery. There will be kids games and movies in our private event space and hot chocolate and cookies for sale by Smoked Out Cincy. This could be the last chance to see Santa before he heads to the North Pole!

Santa asks that you please consider in kind a donation to The Shriners Hospitals for Children during the event. Help raise some money for a great institution!

Thursday 12.6.18

6 – 9pm

Friday 12.7.18


Saturday 12.8.18

12 – 5pm

Melodic Connections Winter Concert

Fretboard Brewing welcomes back the families and students of Melodic Connections for a special winter concert and music revue.

Melodic Connections is a 501c3 community music therapy non-profit organization serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who employ board certified music therapists, music educators and local musicians. Melodic Connections is the only nonprofit providing music therapy in Cincinnati working with the area’s leading arts partners and community organizations.

8 – 11pm

The Flex Crew


Friday 12.14.18
Saturday 12.15.18

8 – 11pm

Sunday 12.16.18

1 – 5pm

Cincinnati Music Academy – Winter Concert

Thursday 12.20.18


Kevin Fox

Friday 12.21.18


Saturday 12.22.18

8 – 11pm

Sunday 12.23.18

5 – 8pm

Beer & Sing Along – Christmas Carol Edition

Friday 12.28.18