Queen City Kings, In Theaters This Weekend!

On the Big Screen: Queen City Kings tells the King Records Story

Advance tickets are now available for this weekend’s upcoming screenings of the Queen City Kings docuseries’ first installment, hosted by Afrocine.

“Cincinnati is one of the most incredible music cities in the world,” says filmmaker Yemi Oyediran. “When I started to realize my city’s past, I looked around to notice that things haven’t changed much; Cincinnati is still creating great music.”

Queen City Kings tells the story of King Records and the individuals who came together to change the course of popular American music. Part concert film and part documentary, Queen City Kings explores the ingredients that mixed in Cincinnati to create Rock ‘n Roll and its legacy here. Through the deeply personal tales of King alumni, fans, writers, and world-class musicians, this documentary celebrates the birth of Funk, Soul and Rock. 

The film’s unique collection of storytellers and performers include Christian McBride, Alan Leeds, Clyde Brown, John Morris Russell, Otis Williams, JD Allen, Siobhan McNear - as well as appearances by members of the National, Wussy, Heartless Bastards, Ass Ponys, Afghan Whigs, Jack White, Over The Rhine, vocalists Dixie Karas and Camille “Saba” Smith, and the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars.

Where/when: Esquire Theater on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7pm, and at Kenwood Theater on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2pm. The Queen City Kings premiere is in association with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s world premiere production of Cincinnati King (now playing, through Dec. 23).