Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G Tickets

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Overall Rating

4.1

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Funky Good Time!

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

This was my first time attending the Cincinnati Music Festival 2018. I enjoyed the music and meeting new people. I loved After Seven, Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson. The hype man was great too! Since we had such a great time we have decided to make this an annual event. So I will see you 2019.

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Both nights was very good

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

Enjoyed uncle Charlie the first night and Bootsy and Keith sweat stole the show on Saturday

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Awesome Music Fest

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

Music Fest this year was great as usual. However, the Saturday show didn't end with a bang like Friday with Charlie Wilson closing it out. Definitely would recommend this event to the community at large.

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Room for improvement

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

There appeared to be a problem in the club level , people had access to area, but no assigned seat, not sure how they got a wristband, but it was creating problems for the ones that paid full price for reserved seats, I had to seek security assistance to claim my reserved seat every time I left and returned. Otherwise, I loved my seat selection and the setup for the club

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Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

Tamar Braxton was the worst replacement for Fantasia the absolute worst.

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Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

I loved my whole weekend we had an absolute wonderful time

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Keith Sweat should have closed the show...

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

I enjoyed the festival as I always do. Boys II Men and Uncle Charlie were amazing on Friday. The lineup for Saturday was awkward, and I did not like Common and The Roots. That's 40 minutes of my life I wish I could have back. They did not fit. Jill Scott should NOT have closed the show. Thank goodness for the Ojays and Keith Sweat!!!! Already looking forward to next year.

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Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

It was ok, I enjoyed Jill Scott & Keith Sweat the most I wish Jill would have been on earlier I tried to beat traffic so I couldn’t stay to hear all her performance

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CMF

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

Go you won't be disappointed , maybe a little sore from hard chairs but you can dance that out.

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Some seats shouldn't be sold

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati

It's cool that there are 2 stages...it keeps the show going. However, some seats shouldn't be sold or the stages should be set right in the middle. It's not fair that we had to look at the entire show on the screen when we paid for floor level seating. Disappointed.

Biography

About Cincinnati Music Festival 

Cincinnati is proud of its rich musical history. Most notably, the Queen City was home to the storied label King Records, whose imprint, Federal, issued the hit single "Please, Please, Please" from James Brown's first band, the Famous Flames. 

It's quite fitting, then, that Cincinnati is also home to the Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G, one of the longest-running (and most successful) R&B and soul concerts in the U.S. Cofounded by promoter Dino Santangelo and George Wein initially as a jazz-focused festival, the multi-day event now consistently draws the genre's biggest names. For example, Brown eventually performed at the event — as have other soul and R&B luminaries, including Whitney Houston and her cousin, Dionne Warwick, along with Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Al Green, Maxwell, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G dates back to 1962, when it launched as the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival. The inaugural year of the fest boasted amazing talent — to name a few players, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, and Sonny Rollins. The event moved around a bit in its early years, first from the Carthage Fairgrounds to Crosley Field — where, in 1964, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, and Dizzy Gillespie performed — and later from there to Riverfront Stadium, before the event eventually settled in to its current location of Paul Brown Stadium. Along the way, the concert expanded its focus to include soul, R&B, and even hip-hop, which grew its audience even more.

The festival also became known for many years as the Macy's Music Festival before being rechristened the Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G in 2015. What hasn't changed, however, is a commitment to booking top-notch talent that reaches multiple generations of music fans in Cincinnati and beyond.