I used to go to Cincy every month or 2 for a night or 2, but haven’t for more than a decade.
The Southgate House was (is?) just about the best place I’ve ever seen live music. Right across the river - you can walk across the Roebling bridge. An old mansion originally owned by the inventor of the Tommy gun, which has decayed into a spectacular dive.
Last time I was there I saw Southern Culture on the Skids - awesome show. I see Billy Strings plated there earlier this month, so they still book incredible acts.
I never really found a heck of a lot else to DO in Cincy, but I always enjoyed the vibe of the city. Used to just take long walks/jogs - along the river, into KY, up the hills. Lots of neat old buildings.
For my $.02 - forget the Skyline chili. Unless you want to personally experience that cinnamon and brown sugar make chili taste like crap.