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Don’t let the cool weather keep you in. Here are African American Midwest festivals and concerts to keep you on the move.

 

 Drivable Mid-west concerts and festivals.

Cheap concert tickets in surrounding cities.

Concerts at KFC Yum! Center, Heritage Bank Center and Rupp Arena.

 

As the cool weather slowly approaches, so will the feeling of being cooped up in the house.  You can still hang out with friends, travel, and enjoy good drinks, music food and more. Check out these African American Midwest festivals and concerts that are trip worthy. The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.

Here are African American events happening in Cincy you don’t want to miss.

 

Erykah Badu with Special Guest Common
March 14
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Directions
8 p.m.
$59 – $100
The couple once in love is now on tour together performing their solo and duo hits. Groupon discount tickets are also available.

 

2nd Annual Indy Blues Festival
April 3
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Directions
8 p.m.
$45 – $75
Lineup features Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear, Latimore, Theodis Ealy, and Nellie “Tiger” Travis. Groupon discount tickets are also available.

 

Spring Mega Fest
April 10
Bankers Life Field House Indianapolis
Directions
7 p.m.
$53 – $159
Rapper Lil Baby is headlining with special guests 2Chainz, Lil Durk, Rod Wave, Jacquees, Bank Roll Freddie, and Mulatto. Groupon discount tickets are also available.

 

2020 Millennium Tour
April 25
Cincinnati Heritage Bank Center
Directions
8 p.m.
$45.50 – $350
The lineup features Omarion, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Pretty Ricky, Sammie, Lloyd, and Ying Tang Twins. Groupon discount tickets are also available.

 

Beale Street Music Festival
May 1-4
Memphis Tom Lee Park
Directions
5 p.m.
$145 – $799
The lineup features Lil Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, Young Dolph, Mavis Staples, and more.

 

Keith Sweat Concert Featuring Ginuwine and Silk
June 6
Rose Music Center at The Heights (Dayton)
Directions
7 p.m.
$23.50 – $82
Watch Keith Sweat, Ginuwine and Silk perform your favorite baby makin’ music!

 

Bonnaroo
June 11-14
Great Stage Park, TN
Directions
12 p.m.
$35 – $3,275
Features Meg the Stallion, Lizzo, Nelly, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, and more.

 

Boney James Concert
June 27
Rose Music Center at The Heights (Dayton)
Directions
8 p.m.
$23.50 – $53
Prepare to hear songs from his new album Solid releasing on April 2020.

 

Buddy Guy Blues Tour Featuring Jonny Lang
July 18
Rose Music Center at The Heights (Dayton)
Directions
7  p.m.
$23.50 – $70

Multi-Grammy Award-winning blues icon Buddy Guy and renowned blues-rock guitarist/songwriter, Jonny Lang will hit the road together on a co-headline tour this summer.

 

Cincinnati Music Festival
July 24-25
Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium
Directions
$60 – $125

The lineup features Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Tony Toni Tone and more.

 

Lollapalooza
July 30 – August 2
Grant Park, Chicago
Directions
11 a.m.
Lineup features Ariana Grande, Lil’ Wayne, Childish Gambino, Meek Mill, and Janelle Monae. VIP tickets are available.

 

Alicia – World Tour
August 19
Cincinnati PNC Pavilion
Directions
8 p.m.
$24 – $139.50
The global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY award will be singing her hit classics like Fallin’, Diary and newbies like Show Me Love.

 

John Legend – Bigger Love Tour
September 5
Rose Music Center at The Heights (Dayton)
Directions
7 p.m.
$23.50 – $113
Dubbed the Sexiest Man Alive, come see him perform his new and old love songs.

 

Staying in tonight? Watch these Black movies on Netflix. 
While traveling check out these African American museums.

 

Did we miss a few? Don’t keep them to yourself. Let us know! Contact us at The Voice of Black Cincinnati for any Midwest concerts or festivals that we may have missed.


 

 

The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans. Want to find local news, events, job posting, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses? Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter, like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group and text VOBC to 797979.

 

Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

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