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Cincinnati Music Festival

July 22, 2022 - July 23, 2022

Paul Brown Stadium

$60 – $125
2022 Cincinnati music festival
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Cincinnati Music Festival


Cincinnati Music Festival Main stage headliners include Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dog, Janet Jackson and the O’Jays*

Special guest performances by Fantasia, Tony Toni Tone, Jonathan Butler and Tank*

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The Cincinnati Music Festival, traditionally known as Cincinnati Jazz Fest or the Cincinnati Jazz Festival, will take place at Paul Brown Stadium along the Ohio riverfront. Patrons can purchase tickets online. For discounted group tickets and third-party sales, call the box office at 513-924-0900. 


The Cincinnati Music Festival Lineup is as follows:

Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Tony Toni Tone, Jonathan Butler*
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Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, TankKirk Whalum*
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*Lineup according to Ticketmaster

Don’t wait, buy tickets now. Ticket prices range from $60 for general admission tickets to $150+ for VIP tickets. To buy tickets directly through the Santangelo Group, Inc., call 513-924-0900. Office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Tickets are on sale now. Sponsors include P&G, AARP and Vibe Cincinnati.



Tips to have the most fun at what many still call the Cincinnati Jazz Festival!



Where should I park for the Cincinnati Music Festival?

  • Parking lots that surround Paul Brown Stadium, in downtown Cincinnati and in Northern Kentucky will be open. 2019 costs ranged from $15 to $25 per parking space. Most lots will open at 5:30 p.m. each night.
  • Cincy EZ Park allows you to pay for meter parking online from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday.
    Download Cincy EZ Park app
  • The Cincinnati Bell Connector is a free three-mile circulator that can easily move concert-goes through our downtown. Along the route, riders will travel through historic Over-the-Rhine and see Music Hall, where the symphony orchestra performs, Aronoff Performing Arts Center, shopping, festivals, street performers, outdoor concert series with free live music, night clubs and folks out having an enjoyable time!
    Learn more about the Cincinnati Bell Connector



What are the accessibility options at Paul Brown Stadium during the Cincinnati Music Festival?

  • The accessible drop-off/pick-up area is at the corner of Central Avenue and Pete Rose Way, providing direct access to Gate A.
  • Additional disabled parking spaces may be available in Lot 1 at the corner of Central Avenue and Pete Rose Way.
  • Accessible restrooms are available throughout Paul Brown Stadium



What can I bring into Paul Brown Stadium for the Cincinnati Music Festival?

  • The NFL clear bag policy will NOT be in effect for the Cincinnati Music Festival. All bags will be checked upon entrance to the Stadium and all persons are subject to search by metal detectors.
  • Paul Brown Stadium DOES NOT ALLOW the following items:

-Alcoholic beverages, beverage containers, bottles and cans except for unopened bottled water
-Obscene or indecent clothing
-Recording equipment
-Illegal substances
-Seat cushions
-Binocular’s case
-Laser pointers
-Noise making devices
-Weapons of any kind
View Full List of Prohibited Items



How can I travel to Cincinnati for the Music Festival?

  • By Car: The Cincinnati region is less than a half-day car ride from 60% of the U.S. population through Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74.
  • By Bus: Greyhound offers the largest intercity bus service. The Cincinnati Greyhound station is located downtown near the Casino.
  • By Train: Amtrak’s Cardinal Line stops in Cincinnati as it travels between New York and Chicago three days a week. Amtrak offers Coach and Business Class seating or Viewline bedroom accommodations. Amtrak is located inside Union Terminal on the western edge of the downtown Cincinnati area.
  • By Plane: The Cincinnati region is within 500 miles or a one-hour flight of 60% of the U.S. population. Nearby airports include Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville and Lexington.
    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
    150 daily departures with nonstop connections to around 50 destinations.
    Ultimate Air Shuttle
    Operates out of LUK providing jet shuttle service to and from New York City, Chicago, IL, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA.
  • Contact a Cincinnati Black-owned travel agency for help planning your trip to the 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival:
    JetAbout Travel
    LUV Travel Company
    Phillips Travel Agency



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2022 Cincinnati Music Festival travel information provided by Cincinnati USA

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July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022
$60 – $125
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Paul Brown Stadium
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Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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