Proctor & Gamble Performance Pavilion
The Procter and Gamble Performance Pavilion is the centerpiece of the twenty-two acre riverfront park Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point. Built upon a reclaimed steel scrap yard on the banks of the Ohio River, this public park and recreation complex includes an outdoor theatrical amphitheater, skating rink, boat house, tennis facilities, children’s adventure play area, fitness course, and historic river walk. The project won the National Excellence on the Waterfront Grand Award from the Waterfront Center, Washington D.C.
The pavilion is a performance stage and supporting back stage facilities designed to accommodate a 100 piece symphonic performance in addition to amplified musical performances. The Great Lawn has a seating capacity of 7,000. The tensile structure “cloud” is designed to incorporate stage protection, sound and lighting projection and is capable of removal during river flooding conditions.
The P&G Pavilion is known throughout the region as a great place for free concerts along the Cincinnati’s Riverfront. It has featured a variety of performances and performers. The Cincinnati Pops has provided various “Concerts in the Park” and in recent years during “Riverfest” the Pavilion has hosted Duran Duran, Barenaked Ladies, REO Speedwagon, The Village People, Clint Black and many others.