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FacebookWe are happy to share some exciting changes for Hospice of Cincinnati’s premier fundraising event and invite you to join us! The first annual Gourmet Melodies, a benefit for Hospice of Cincinnati, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at The Center, downtown Cincinnati. This unique event will allow guests to experience the stunning sounds of local musicians as they enjoy fine wine and the culinary arts to please their palettes. This event allows us to keep the “flavor” of our Gourmet Sensation but add in new and more intimate experiences for our guests.

Hospice of Cincinnati creates the best possible and most meaningful end-of-life experience for all who need care and support in our community. For more information visit Hospice of Cincinnati.

Individual tickets/$100

Purchase Tickets Now!

Sponsorship opportunities also available.
For more information please contact Kimberly Best at
513-865-1621 or

Musical Talent Playing at Gourmet Melodies

Jon Aiken, Jazz Saxophonist
Jon Aiken is a multifaceted musician who has received airplay from coast to coast throughout the United States. Jon performs on alto sax, flute, harmonica and vocals in a variety of styles that include jazz, Latin, and blues. With more than 20 years of experience as a solo performer, Jon's soulful approach can be heard all around the Tri-State.

Richard Goering, Classical Guitarist
Richard Goering was moved to play the guitar watching the Beatles' television performances. His passionate performance of music from the Renaissance to the present day prompted one critic to write "the guitar is for our time but it is also for all time." (Louisville Courier Journal). Richard has performed to enthusiastic responses both in the U.S. and internationally.

John Kogge & the Lonesome Strangers, Bluegrass
John Kogge & the Lonesome Strangers have become one of the tri-state's pre-eminent Bluegrass bands. Influenced by the greats, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Johnny Cash, the Lonesome Strangers amuse their audiences with a range of Americana and folk music,

Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, A Cappella
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers are among the very few remaining Quartet style groups that still perform in the old-school a cappella fashion. The Singers specialize in the intricate and emotional four-part harmony "jubilee" style pioneered by such legendary groups as the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Soul Stirrers.

Queen City Quartet, String Quartet
The Queen City Quartet is a classically trained string quartet serving the greater Cincinnati area.  Comprised of two violins, a viola and a cello, Queen City Quartet entertains their audiences with a mix of classic and contemporary repertoire.

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