Black and African American festivals, concerts and cultural events in the Midwest for a weekend getaway!
Drivable African American Midwest events in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
Museum exhibits, plays, fine arts and public art sculptures by Black artists
Live music performances of R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, symphony and gospel singers
Concerts and festivals in Columbus, Dayton, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cleveland
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Concerts, festivals and art exhibits featuring Black people and tailored to the Black community are scheduled in cities surrounding Cincinnati such as Columbus, Dayton, and Louisville. Whether you are planning a get-away, girls’ trip or a family vacation, enjoy regional food and drinks, stunning art galleries, cultural centers and more. Attend opening receptions, meet-the-artist parties, afterparties and VIP events. Let the celebrations begin!
The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting and check venues guidelines prior to arrival. You may need to buy tickets in advance.
Black, Afro and African American Festivals, Concerts and Cultural Events:
The Weeknd – R&B Concert
$39 – $625
Rocket Mortgage Field House, Cleveland, Ohio
Featuring the Weeknd, one of the world’s best-selling music artists with over 75 million records sold.
Tyler the Creator – Rap Concert
$39 – $192
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Tyler, The Creator has announced his Spring 2022 North American tour with Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown.
Columbus Arts Festival – Arts Festival
June 10th – 12th
Arena District, Columbus, Ohio
More than 260 visual artists, performing art stages, hands-on activities; local artists; dozens scores of food vendors including popular local food trucks; and local craft brews.
Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Juneteenth Celebration – Orchestra Concert
June 17th and 18th
$26 – $85
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton Philharmonic celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary (150 years) of the birth of Paul Laurence Dunbar, acclaimed African American poet born in Dayton, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky prior to the Civil War.
Did we miss a few Black and African American Festivals and Concerts? Don’t keep them to yourself. Let us know – contact us at The Voice of Black Cincinnati for any Midwest events that we may have missed for the African American community. Get tickets soon as they will eventually sell out!
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