After a two-year absence, Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G returns to Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati from July 21-23, 2022, with an exciting lineup of R&B music featuring Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, The O’Jays and more headlining the event over the three days. The performances on Thursday, July 21 will be held at The Andrew J. Brady Music Center for the first time.
The 2022 lineup includes:
Thursday, July 21: BJ the Chicago Kid, Arin Ray, Ari Lennox (at The Andrew J. Brady Music Center)
Friday, July 22: Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jonathan Butler, (Paul Brown Stadium)
Saturday, July 23: Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, Tank, After 7, Kirk Whalum (Paul Brown Stadium)
Cincinnati Music Festival is the largest tourism weekend of the year in Cincinnati. A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the tristate!
Fifteen P&G brands, together with retail partner, Kroger, will offer concert-goers immersive activations to enhance the CMF experience. Experiences will include product sampling, photo opportunities, lounge areas and many more surprise and delight moments in and around Paul Brown Stadium on Friday and Saturday evening. P&G invites CMF attendees to join Always, Bounty, Cascade, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Febreze, Gain, King C Gillette, Metamucil, My Black is Beautiful, Olay, Old Spice, Pepto Bismol, and Swiffer to celebrate connection and community engagement through music and memorable cultural experiences.
For a third year, P&G and Kroger with partners ArtsWave, 3CDC and AGAR are bringing back the CMF Outdoor Museum and taking it to the next level. Five select artists will be positioned throughout Paul Brown stadium at the festival to take a plein air approach to painting by capturing their interpretation of what they are seeing on the stage. In addition, 10 artists will head to Washington Park on Saturday, July 23 from 11 am – 4 pm to produce a special CMF themed Outdoor Artwork Gallery focused on the energy and excitement that music festival brings to the city every year. All 15 artworks will then be on display through a month's long installation of outdoor artwork at the park, followed by an additional display along Court Street.
Along with Cincinnati Music Festival, celebrate a full week of Black excellence starting with Black Tech Week, Vibe Market Place & Un-Told Speaker Series, Freedom Center Speaker Event, Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame, CMF Outdoor Museum, Festival 513 and CMF Jazz Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe.