Entertainment Preview Day 7

Aug 18, 2023

Hello Moto! It’s Motorola Friday at the Western & Southern Open, so we’re texting our besties and making plans to take in the day’s special events, including some heart-warming exhibition matches featuring wheelchair athletes and elite teen players. We’ve also got music and cocktails. It’s definitely Fri-Yay!


Daniel Noel

Daniel Noel Chimusoro’s will be performing from 2-4 p.m. His work as a musical and visual artist explores his complex relationship as a first-generation immigrant navigating his adopted home while seeking to find love, healing and community in a culture grappling with a complicated history.

Jess Lamb and The Factory

Catch this show from 5-7 p.m. Jess Lamb received worldwide recognition on American Idol (Season 14) for her powerhouse, gospel-esque vocals and bluesy piano stylings. She’s sure to empower your soul.

DJ Spam

Come listen to this versatile DJ spin some dance, funk and soul music from 7:30-11 p.m.


Courtney Holloway’s Country Tunes

This country crooner will be on stage from 10 a.m. until noon. Her songs echo the essence of her rural Indiana upbringing, and her style is genuine and authentic.

Preston Charles III

This unique artist will play from 2:45-5 p.m. Preston has journeyed from the classical route on the violin, to folk, rock and experimental styles. A Cincinnati native, he’s traveled to Appalachia and back, learning and sharing along the way.


USTA Midwest Wheelchair Kids Clinic

Members of the USTA Midwest Wheelchair Tennis will participate in a variety of on court activities from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Courts 8 and 9.

USTA Midwest Wheelchair & Para Standing Exhibition Matches

Top-level USTA Midwest Wheelchair and Para Standing athletes will compete in exhibition matches from 12:15-2:30 p.m. on Courts 8 and 9.

14U Midwest Team USA Camp

Watch the top 14U high-performance tennis players from around the Midwest come together for a Team USA camp from 3-8 p.m. on Courts 5-9.


Bubly Tasting

Get ready to sip, savor and let your taste buds dance with joy as you discover a sample of Bubly, a refreshing, crisp and good tasting sparkling water. Samples are available from 3-7 p.m.

DJ JonJon

DJ JonJon will be playing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. He’s a Newport native who’s been making radio listeners laugh since 2007. You can hear him on iHeart/KISS 107. He lives to impact Cincinnati – for the better.


Adam Forsthoefel

Adam, lead singer and guitar player for The Grove, will play from 4:30-5:15 p.m. The Grove is a Cincinnati-based rock band that draws from a wide range of influences.