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2014 Reds Caravan set for Jan. 23-26
Expands to 4 tours hitting 17 fan stops in 5 states over 4 days
Evansville & Nashville added plus all four tours at Select-A-Seat event at Great American Ball Park

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds Caravan begins and ends at Great American Ball Park with an expanded route of 17 fan stops in five states with the addition of stops in Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.

The kick off for this 3,000 mile journey over four days is Thursday, Jan. 23 from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and ends on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Reds Caravan is presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

Each tour travels simultaneously through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each fan stop, the group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.

The four tours return to Cincinnati on Sunday, Jan. 26 for the annual Select-A-Seat event at Great American Ball Park, where they will join fans meeting with Reds ticket representatives to choose ticket plans and seat locations for the 2014 season.

New for 2014: The West Tour will visit Eastland Mall in Evansville, Ind. on Friday, Jan. 24. The South Tour will visit RiverGate Mall in Nashville and Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 25.

“As our fan base continues to grow, we are expanding the Caravan to visit every corner of Reds Country,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. “Our player, coaches, broadcasters, and Reds personnel look forward to these four days every year as our official kick off to the new season of Reds baseball. It’s amazing to experience the welcome we receive from our loyal fans at every stop along the way.”

All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below (excluding Select-A-Seat) the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2014 Opening Day game on Monday, March 31 (4:10 pm) vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2014 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend selected stops.

For more info click here


To Bengals Fans,

For the past six years I have made Cincinnati my home. I have come to love the area, the people and the city. It truly is a fantastic place with unbelievably caring people.

I was very fortunate to work with so many outstanding people at Paul Brown Stadium. Coaches, especially Marvin, and the defensive staff — Jay, David, Paul and Mark — to ownership — Mike, Katie, Troy, and Paul — and everyone behind the scenes that does such an outstanding job to make the Bengals a winner.

In the time I was there we have climbed to the top of the AFC North division. We have become one of the better defensive teams in the NFL and we hopefully have become a team that the fans are proud to watch. The fans have been unbelievable to me. They are passionate and respectful. You have made my time in Cincinnati very special. THANK YOU. I will never forget the respect that you gave myself and my family.

To the players, past and present, it was truly an honor to coach you. I tried to give you my very best each day. You should be proud of what this franchise has become. You have my ultimate respect and my goal was to make each one of you better than when you walked in. I hope I did. You are family to me. We proved a lot of people wrong, didn’t we? I loved watching you play on Sundays, and we always fought through the tough times. I am so proud to have been your coach. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you will always be part of my life.

All my best and thanks for everything.



New Movies
The Legend of Hercules — Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins
Lone Survivor — (expanding to more screens. Intense story of a botched Navy SEALS raid in Afghanistan)

New On DVD
Runner Runner — Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck
Closed Circuit — Eric Bana
I’m So Excited — Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz
Thanks For Sharing — Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow

Cincinnati Wedding Showcase
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center. Hundreds of wedding industry professionals with ideas and styles for your big day.
Cavalcade of Customs
All weekend at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Custom car, classic car and hot rod show. More than 500 show cars on display. FMX Stunt motorcycle show and more.
Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey
FRIDAY, 7:30 vs. Kalamazoo. Winter Hat Night… U.S. Bank Arena.
The Book of Mormon
Through January 26th at the Aronoff. From the creators of South Park. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!

Penguin Days at Cincinnati Zoo
THROUGH February 28th (winter hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters on the weekend.

Newport Aquarium
Visit two rare white alligators… Snowball & Snowflake… two of only 100 alligators in the world!
Louis Langree leads Beethoven with the CSO
Friday & Saturday. 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturdays through February 8th with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare classic.

U.S. Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square
Through February 15th. Fun for the whole family


bunburyBunbury Music Festival today announced the first three bands for this year’s lineup. The festival happens Friday July 11-13 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

Fall Out Boy, Paramore and New Politics were announced today and will all play on Saturday, more bands will be announced next month. For more info and tickets click here.


(from Bengals.com) Kroger will distribute the tickets to US Military veterans and Active Duty service members at several store locations in the area. Customers just need to show their Military ID for two FREE tickets to Sunday’s game (while supplies last). The distribution will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the following Kroger store locations:
Location Address Time
BLUE ASH 4100 HUNT ROAD 4-6 p.m.
AMELIA 262 MAIN STREET 10 a.m. – Noon
DENT 5830 HARRISON AVE 1-3 p.m.
ENGLEWOOD 885 UNION BLVD Noon – 2 p.m.


nye2013AAA and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving have teamed up again to offer free cab rides to anyone within the 275 Loop. You can call 513-381-FREE to request service. The Care Cabs will run from 6p tonight on New Years Eve and all day tomorrow on New Years Day!