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Cincinnati Reggae Wednesdays provide the perfect midweek escape.

Reggae Wednesday is a free Reggae Series that is the heartbeat of summer in Cincinnati’s vibrant Black community. On select Wednesdays, Washington Park comes alive with the rhythm of reggae music.

Enjoy an evening of soulful melodies, infectious beats, and community camaraderie under the stars. Whether a longtime reggae fan or simply looking to explore some tunes, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all. Dive into the island vibes and groove to the music.

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2024 Summer Dates and Lineup for Reggae Wednesday

Explore Cincinnati’s Lively Reggae Scene Every Wednesday

The Flex Crew

June 26 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
The Flex Crew offers a mix of Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae Lover’s Rock, Roots, and Dancehall styles.

Hurricane 

July 10 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Experience a true Caribbean vibe, a total party package with Reggae, Soca, Calypso, a little Jazz and Blues, and a taste of real island culture with Hurricane.

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Zion Lion

July 24 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Zion Lion is a Reggae band from Michigan featuring Sister Myra, a top female vocalist in the US.

Gizzae

August 7 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
More than just a Chicago band, Gizzae is a musical tapestry woven from its members’ diverse experiences. Their musical journey isn’t confined to Reggae; it is infused with Soca, Calypso, Jazz, Rock, and Blues.

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Washington Park Venue Details

Parking

Near Washington Park is a 450-space underground garage, surface lots, and on-street parking. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Arrive using Cincinnati METRO.

Concessions

The Sherwin-Williams Porch will be open for Reggae Wednesday and will serve Coca-Cola products, wine, beer, hard seltzers, and specialty drinks.

Rules

No outside alcohol is permitted in the park. Bags and coolers are subject to search. Those bringing in outside alcohol may be ticketed for open containers.

Weather Policy

Events are rain or shine; however, in the event of severe weather or heavy rain, an event may be canceled. All event cancellations will be posted on Facebook, usually approximately an hour before the start time, as the weather changes quickly.

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Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

Crystal Kendrick is the publisher of The Voice of Black Cincinnati. With a vision to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region, Crystal oversees all content creation and publication, ensuring each piece aligns with the outlet's mission to inform, engage, and inspire. A lifelong advocate for community engagement and empowerment, Crystal's leadership steers The Voice of Black Cincinnati toward being a pivotal platform to find community resources, local Black-owned businesses, culturally relevant events, jobs with equal opportunity employers and scholarship for higher education. Connect with Crystal on LinkedIn to explore her experiences and contributions to Cincinnati's media landscape.