I am a professional, published live music photographer primarily photographing concerts at Riverbend Music Center, Nationwide Arena, Schottenstein Center, Heritage Bank Center, Nutter Center, and Rose Music Center. I shoot for two great publications (and occasionally for bands), CincyMusic.com and Cincinnati CityBeat. As an experienced concert photographer, I shoot concerts in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus Ohio. Contact me to photograph your band.

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Dayton, Cincinnati, & Columbus

@ConcertsByKevinLush

In April 2024, Bruce Springsteen made good on his Columbus Ohio tour stop. He had postponed twice during 2023, so the hype for his return was immense. While I didn’t get to stay for the concert, I was one of three professional concert photographers who had the honor of photographing Bruce. When he first came […]

Bruce Springsteen Concert Nationwide Arena 2024

June 7, 2024

The Avenged Sevenfold concert at Cincinnati Ohio’s Heritage Bank Center was a different but good experience. Although I had never listened to the group, I was intrigued at the prospect of photographing them. I will often not listen to an artist ahead of time. I want my three songs of concert photography along with the […]

Avenged Sevenfold In Concert At Heritage Bank Center 2024

May 3, 2024

During the summer of 2023 I had the opportunity for a quick trip to New York City, my sixth. I took my nephew on a sightseeing trip to some of NYC’s most iconic locations. Near the top of that list for me, a concert photographer and concert lover, was touring Madison Square Garden. This is the most famous venue in the world.

Madison Square Garden Empty Arena Photos 2023

February 23, 2024

I have wanted to photograph Grace Potter for several years. The concert photos of her that some of my concert photographer friends post are always really wild. I wanted to see her for myself. In October 2023 I had the chance to photograph her and her band at the Andrew J Brady Music Center in Cincinnati. Since it was so late in the year, the concert took place inside.

Grace Potter Performed An Energetic Concert At Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady Music Center

January 26, 2024

In November 2023 I photographed my 2nd concert at Andrew J Brady Music Center in Cincinnati Ohio. The opening act was Eddie 9V, a blues-rock group with a definite style. This group was made up of some eclectic members with the lead singer not being able to stand still for a second. It is really everything you want to see in a concert performer. They were opening for Grace Potter.

Eddie 9V An Eclectic Blues Rock Group Opened For Grace Potter In Cincinnati Ohio

January 5, 2024

In May 2023, we were in Nashville Tennessee to see night 3 of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour at Nissan Stadium across the Cumberland River from downtown. The first two nights of Nashville concerts were beautiful and warm. Unfortunately, our concert was on Sunday and featured a 3.5 hour performance by Taylor preceded by a 5.5 hour thunderstorm delay. 70000 fans, and hundreds more workers were hunkered down in every nook and cranny of Nissan Stadium from 5pm until 10:30pm due to a nasty, hours-long string of thunderstorms.

Taylor Swift Nashville Night 3 Rain Show Nissan Stadium 5 Hour Delay

December 8, 2023

As a professional concert photographer and long-time concertgoer, I have been trying to see all the legendary musicians before they stop touring.  To that end, I recently photographed Barry Manilow at Cincinnati’s Heritage Bank Center.  This August 2023 concert featured the 80 year old Manilow singing all of his hit songs during a nearly two hour show.  The stamina he still has to sing and move around the stage was astounding.

Barry Manilow In Concert At Cincinnati’s Heritage Bank Center

October 30, 2023

On a Wednesday night in August 2023 I photographed the Gaslighter tour stop of The Chicks. This show took place at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio, one of the best arenas in Ohio. As usual with The Chicks, we had to shoot FOH (front of house/sound board) but I didn’t care. I am always thankful for every concert I photograph. I usually take 30 seconds when in position to remember how lucky I am.

The Chicks In Concert At Nationwide Arena August 2023

October 16, 2023

Ben Harper was the opening act at the 2023 concert headlined by The Chicks at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This cool summer night featured an acoustic set, at least the three songs I got to photograph, filled with beautiful melodies and intricate guitar playing.

Ben Harper Opened For The Chicks At Nationwide Arena August 2023

October 2, 2023

In the summer of 2023 I photographed Santana, a band made up of Carlos Santana and other world class musicians. The band puts out what I can only describe as a wall of music. The number of different instruments combine with Carlos’s amazing guitar playing to create beautiful music. The music is so good that was difficult for me to concentrate on photographing them. I just got too into the music.

Santana In Concert At The Rose Music Center In Huber Heights Ohio

September 18, 2023