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Black Culture events in Cincinnati!

Cincinnati Happy Hours and Karaoke nights you don’t want to miss.

Weekly Cincy events you can enjoy with your friends.  


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Jazz at the Park
6 p.m.
Washington Park
Free Admission
Listen to the smooth jazz against the wind.


Caffe Vivace
Monday – Saturday
7 p.m.
Free Admission
Pick and night and enjoy live smooth jazz.


Karaoke Mondays
8 p.m.
Free Admission
Sing and grab food. The kitchen stays open until midnight.



Vinyl Nights
6 p.m.
Esoteric Brewery
Free Admission
Who doesn’t want to hear classic with the classic sound of vinyl?!



Reggae Wednesdays
7 p.m.
Fountain Square
Free Admission
Come wine and groove with live music. Click the link for the weekly featured artist.


Karaoke Wednesdays
5 p.m.
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Free Admission
Enjoy drink specials to get your liquid courage.


Bandstand Wednesdays
7 p.m.
Burnet Woods
Free Admission
Make it a family night with kid’s art making, food trucks and live music from The Remember Band, Saffire Express and more.


Adult Skate
Every Wednesday & Thursday
9 p.m.
The Place
On Wednesday, adult skate is 21+. On Thursdays, it’s 30+.


Drunk Karaoke
10 p.m.
Reminisce Bar
Free Admission
Sing a song and enjoy hookah, drink specials and food.


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Thursday Happy Hour
5 p.m.
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Free Admission
Come for drinks and music.


Thursdays Jump
6 p.m.
Prime Sports Restaurant
Free Admission
Enjoy special guest DJ sets for a jumpin’ night.


R&B Thursdays w/ DJ Prymtime
8 p.m.
Free Admission
Intimate setting with R&B soul music.



Friday Happy Hour
5 p.m.
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Free Admission
Start your weekend here!


Friday Concerts on The Square
7 p.m.
Fountain Square
Free Admission
Hear live performances from local musicians such as 2nd Wind Band.


Friday Flow
8 p.m.
Washington Park
Free Admission
Hear your favorite R&B songs from artists like Love Street, Chrisette Michele, Al B. Sure, and more.


Copa Fridays
4 p.m.
Copa Lounge
Free Admission until 11 p.m.
Start with Happy Hour and party into the night with the hottest DJs.



Sunday Funday
5 p.m.
Treehouse Patio Bar
Free Admission
After brunch, the party moves to the bar outside with a live DJ and hookah.

Don’t miss our featured events!


Aida – Opera Performance
July 22–31
Cincinnati Music Hall
Experience the grandest of all grand operas in this lavish production that evokes the opulence and splendor of Ancient Egypt.


Castor and Patience – Opera Performance
July 22-30
SPCA Corbett Theater
A long overdue family reunion finds two African American cousins at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited in the American South.


Kool Moe Dee – Hip-Hop Concert
July 30, 8:30 p.m.
The Ludlow Garage
Moel Dewes, better known as Kool Mo Dee, is an American Hip Hop pioneer who was prominent in the 1980s and early ’90s.


Chris Brown and Lil Baby – R&B/Rap Concert
August 2, 7 p.m.
Riverbend Music Center
Chris Brown and Lil Baby bring their One of Them One’s Tour to the Queen City.


Cincinnati Pops Community Concert
August 6 at 7 p.m.
Owls Nest Park
Celebrate the music of legendary names such as James Brown, Bill Doggett, Otis Williams, the Isley Brothers and more.


Tower of Power with Lettuce – Funk Concert
August 11 and 12, 2022, 7 p.m.
Taft Theatre and Rose Music Center at The Heights
Legendary Soul-Funk-R&B group Tower of Power and genre-busting six-member Funk band Lettuce will take the stage together in Cincinnati one night and Dayton the next.


The Spinners
August 13, 8:30 p.m.
The Ludlow Garage
Timeless in a way that few other acts today are, The Spinners are one of the most iconic and enduring groups in R&B history.


Kehlani – R&B Concert
August 17, 8 p.m.
Brady Music Center
Kehlani has announced her Blue Water Road Tour featuring special guests Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad.


Wiz Khalifa and Logic – Rap Concert
August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Riverbend Music Center
Wiz Khalifa and Logic have announced their co-headline Vinyl Verse Tour 2022 featuring special guests DJ DRAMA, C Dot Castro, and Fedd the God.


Salif Keita
August 31, 8:30 p.m.
The Ludlow Garage
His arrangements feature roiling rhythms, slightly nasal female backup choirs, and traditional percussion typical of Malian music.


Hamilton – Broadway Play
September 6 – October 2nd
The Aronoff Center for the Arts
HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre.


Spyro Gyra – Jazz Concert
September 10, 8:30 p.m.
The Ludlow Garage
The band’s music combines jazz, R&B, funk, and pop music.


Comedy at The Office
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday
8 p.m.
The Office
Free Admission
Up-and-coming local comedians take their shot at making you laugh.


Learn more about Black arts and history with these Cincinnati walking tours.


Check out these new Black-owned restaurants!

6 ‘N The Mornin’
6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Get your breakfast fast-food style, including New Orleans shrimp and grits, salmon croquettes and more!


Soul Secrets
1 p.m.
You can already taste the peach cobbler French toast, shrimp & grits and more.


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Monday – Saturday
Inoarg Yoga Studio
Check out belly dancing and yoga classes throughout the week.


Urban Hikers
Experience the urban environment alongside interesting people with diverse experiences and fresh perspectives. Check the calendar for week and weekend happy hours and hiking.


Major Taylor Cycling Club of Cincinnati
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, cycle through Eden Park, Salway Park or other gems you forgot the city possessed.


Spin with Carmen
Ongoing – Mondays and Wednesdays
6:15 p.m.
Hirsch Recreation Center (Avondale)
Spinning exercise class. Call to confirm attendance 513-751-3393.


Line Dancing
Ongoing – Mondays and Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$5, Free with Membership
Bond Hill Recreation (Bond Hill)
Enjoy this group line dancing class!


Adult Skate
Ongoing – Wednesdays and Thursdays
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Place Cincy (Groesbeck)
Roller skating for ages 21+ on Wednesday and 30 + on Thursday.


Museums & Tours

Art History Mural Tour
Downtown Cincinnati
Free Admission
ArtWorks has designed and installed more than 50 public art exhibits that tell the untold stories of African Americans’ contributions to the rich history and vibrancy of the greater Cincinnati region.


Cincinnati Shuffle Scavenger Hunt
Downtown Cincinnati
Take on the role of a detective to learn more about the city. A remote guide is on hand to assist you and your team as you interpret clues and discover the city’s art, culture, history, and hidden local hotspots.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Every 3rd and 5th Sunday
Free Admission
Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, it also includes exhibits Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, I’m Listening Mural and more.


Truth & Inspiration Visual Art Exhibition
Free Admission
Cincinnati Art Museum
Features impactful visual art by recipients of ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artist Program. See visual expressions like “NEW MOON” by Asha Ama, “It is Art” by Means Cameron and more.


Black Brigade Monument
Free Admission
Smale Riverfront Park
The Black Brigade was formed in 1862 to construct barricades to defend Cincinnati from Confederate attack. Initially, members of the Black Brigade were forced into service. Then, after a public outcry, 718 African American men volunteered for the service and formed The Black Brigade. This was the first piece of public art commissioned in Smale Riverfront Park.

Things for African Americans to do in Cincinnati in 2022


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