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Superstar singer-songwriter Janet Jackson will headline this year’s Cincinnati Music Festival, which returns to Paul Brown Stadium July 21-23 after a two-year absence.
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The music festival, presented by Procter & Gamble, also features Charlie Wilson and the O’Jays. For the first time, performances will be held at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center on Thursday night.
“We are excited to be back, bringing the best acts back to Cincinnati for the 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival,” said Joe Santangelo, the festival’s producer.
Jackson was to headline the 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival before it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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“Summer in Cincinnati isn’t summer without the Cincinnati Music Festival, and we’re thrilled to be back together,” said Damon Jones, a spokesman for P&G. “Cincinnati Music Festival remains a keystone cultural moment for our city and for music fans across the country who join year after year to celebrate the rich heritage of R&B music.”
The Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, attracting over 90,000 people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists.
“Beyond the dollars it infuses into our hospitality, small and minority-owned businesses – which is significant – the Cincinnati Music Festival offers our visitors the opportunity to experience Cincinnati’s food, music, spirit and over all sense-of-place community culture,” said Julie Calvert, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It’s been a long two years without this vital event for Cincinnati, and we are beyond excited to welcome it back, along with all of our visitors.”
The new Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame also debuts this same weekend, Calvert said.
The Enquirer previously reported what is now a flat lot, covered in gravel near The Andrew J. Brady Music Center, will be an interactive park that will include a Walk of Fame, with Hollywood-style stars, honoring musicians with connections to Hamilton County.
Past headliners of the Cincinnati Music Festival include Mary J. Blige, Babyface, New Edition, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chaka Khan.
2022 Cincinnati Music Festival lineup
Thursday, July 21
BJ the Chicago Kid, another artist to be determined at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center.
Friday, July 22
Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jonathan Butler, another artist to be determined at Paul Brown Stadium.
Saturday, July 23
Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, Tank, After 7, Kirk Whalum another artist to be determined at Paul Brown Stadium.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or the festival office at 513-924-0900.