Cincinnati’s hometown heartthrob Nick Lachey led the city’s “Clash of the Choirs” team to victory in 2007, and the group celebrated their first public performance at Fountain Square. Lachey joined celebrities Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Blake Shelton and Kelly Rowland to each recruit and train a 20-member choir to battle it out on the televised vocal competition. After Team Lachey was voted as America’s winner, the $250,000 grand prize went to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the group performed at a wide range of public events, including Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds. You can also catch a glimpse of Fountain Square in George Clooney’s 2011 film, The Ides of March.
Marked by a historic fountain, Fountain Square is a hub for restaurants, shops and hotels. The location plays host to more than 200 events annually, ranging from ice cream eating contests to live musical performances
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