© [Iryna] /Adobe Stock

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


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.


Subscribe to The Voice of Black Cincinnati newsletter for all things #BlackCincinnati!
Want to get away right away? See what’s happening this week in Cincy.

Cedar Point HalloWeekends
September 13 – October 27
Cedar Pointe
$19.99 – $79.99
Features rides, roller coasters and sinister haunted attractions, mazes and outdoor scare zones. Check park hours on your selected visit day.


Nashville International Black Film Festival
October 3 – 6
Various Nashville College Locations
$10 – $20
Engaging and sharing the work of creatives from around the globe, marketplace, training and education.  Guests include Woody McClain, Gabrielle Dennis and more.


Legends of Hip Hop Tour
October 4
U.S. Bank Arena
$63 – $129
All on the same stage, you will see Hip Hop heavyweights Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B, E-40, Mystikal and Too Short. The concert starts at 8 p.m.


Blink Cincinnati
October 10 – 13
Findlay Market to The Banks (Downtown Cincinnati)
Free Entry
An outdoor art museum with large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, and immersive art. Hours run from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. each night.


Chicago Arts in the Dark Festival
October 19
State Street to Van Buren Street
Free Entry
The audience will be spooked and delighted with unique floats, creative performances, spectacle puppets and dramatic costumes all against the backdrop of historic State Street. Parade hours are from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Lexington Boo Music Fest
October 25
Rupp Arena
$42 – $180
Jam with T.I., Jeezy, Gunna, Young Dolph, and YK Osiris! Many of them have collaborative hit songs together. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Find discount tickets on Groupon.


Louisville Soul Music Fest
November 9
KFC Yum! Center
$42.50 – $256
Keith Sweat and Anthony Hamilton with special guests Joe and Angie Stone. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Find discount tickets on Groupon.


Cincy R&B Fest
November 15
U.S. Bank Arena
$49.50 – $250
Sing your favorite love songs with Jagged Edge, 112, Ginuwine, Tevin Campbell, SILK, and H-Town. Find discount ticket on Groupon.


Here are events in Black Cincy events you don’t want to miss.
Staying in tonight? Watch these Black movies on Netflix. 
While traveling check out these African American museums.


If there are any festivals in the Midwest area that we missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.  




The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region. Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook or text VOBC to 797979 for local news, events, job postings, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses.





Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *