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 African American Midwest festivals and concerts to keep you on the move.


Drivable African American Midwest festivals and concerts

Cheap tickets and VIP seats for concerts in surrounding cities

Live music performances and music festivals for the Black community

Concerts with Black musicians in Cincinnati, Louisville, Toledo, Atlanta, and Columbus


Spend time together with friends, travel, and enjoy good drinks, music, food and more. Check out these Afro and African American Midwest festivals and concert series that are road trip worthy.

Music genres include hip-hop, soul, funk, jazz, blues, R&B, reggae, folk and more. Concertgoers might even hear a symphony orchestra play New Orleans jazz. Get tickets today, and thanks to the many sponsors for these African American Midwest festivals.

The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting and check venues guidelines prior to arrival.


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



16th Annual African American Music Festival and Parade
July 23rd and 24th
$20 – $50
Promenade Park, Toledo
Featuring Shirley Murdock, Bobby G., Tim Cunningham, The Zapp Band, Lakeside and more!


August 14th
$40 – 1,200
Columbus Commons, Columbus
Featuring Ja Rule, Donell Jones, Scarface, Keke Wyatt, and Mike Jones


Funk Fest
August 14th
Waterfront Park, Louisville
Headliners are Anthony Hamilton, Bell Biv Devoe, Ying Yang Twins, SWV, and 8 Ball & MJG


African World Festival
August 20th – 22nd
$7 – 10
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
Showcases a heritage festival full of food, fashion, DJs, a lineup of music and dance performers, workshops, and more!


HBCU Classic
August 25th – 29th
$15 – 45
Ohio Stadium
Experience the friendly and intense HBCU rivalry between Kentucky State University and the “home” team, Central State University.


ONE Musicfest (OMF)
October 9th and 10th
$129 – 850
Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Featuring H.E.R., Lil Wayne, The Isley Brothers, Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign, and more!

African American museums to visit across the country.


Did we miss a few concerts or music festivals for Black people? 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. Don’t forget to buy tickets as many festivals sell out quickly!


African American Midwest Festivals photo by © [Iryna] /Adobe Stock

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