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Cincy R&B Fest
November 15 @ 8:00 pm
U.S. Bank Arena$49.50 – $250
Photo credit: U.S. Bank Arena Official Website
Start off cuffing season with the Cincy R&B Fest will having you singing your favorite love songs. Tickets start at $49.50.
The Cincy R&B Fest features your favorite love crooners. Grab your bae, boo, significant other, member of the team or whoever to stand, sing and sway while the romantic songs play. Don’t miss Jagged Edge, 112, Ginuwine, Tevin Campbell, SILK, and H-Town.
Currently, Groupon has discount tickets for $49. Get them while they last.
East Parking Garage
443 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 – If you have a pre-paid parking pass, park here.
Central Riverfront Garage
149 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
About Jagged Edge
Jagged Edge is an American R&B group; featuring lead singers, identical twins Brandon and Brian Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo. Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single “The Way That You Talk”. They followed this in 1998 with the album, A Jagged Era which managed to go gold featuring the singles “I Gotta Be” and “The Way That You Talk”. “I Gotta Be” which was written by the twins, reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100. Following up their debut album, Jagged Edge released J.E. Heartbreak in 2000. The album was the group’s breakthrough album with several popular singles. The album went double platinum and had the hit single “Let’s Get Married” which topped the R&B charts and reached #11 on the Hot 100.
The group’s third release, Jagged Little Thrill, was released in 2001 and went platinum. Its success was in large part, due to the up-tempo “Where The Party At,” which reached #1 on the R&B charts and #3 on the Hot 100, the group’s highest-charting single. Jagged Edge’s fourth album, Hard, was released in 2003 and went gold. The album’s single “Walked Outta Heaven” performed well on the charts, reaching #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B charts. Jagged Edge’s fifth album, Jagged Edge, was released on May 9, 2006 and it went gold. It featured the hit urban single “Good Luck Charm”. The album shared the single “Stunnas” that’s also on the Jagged Edge album as a bonus track. Jagged Edge’s sixth album was “Baby Makin Project.” The only single released off Baby Makin’ Project was “Put a Little Umph in it” featuring Ashanti. It reached #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
112 is an R&B quartet from Atlanta made up of Daron Jones, Michael Keith, Quinnes “Q” Parker and Marvin “Slim” Scandrick. They met in high school in the early 1990s and formed the group Forte, performing at local churches and talent shows until they were discovered by management duo Courtney Sills and Kevin Wales.
Sills and Wales introduced the group to hip-hip producers Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson, known professionally as Tim & Bob, who helped the group record demos. Wales secured an audition for the group at Atlanta’s 112 Club for Sean “Puffy” Combs, CEO of Bad Boy Records. He signed the quartet and they subsequently changed their name from Forte to 112 as a tribute to the good fortune the club had brought them.
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Ginuwine began his career as a member of Swing Mob in the early 1990s. Signing to Epic Records as a solo artist in the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He had significant commercial success with his first 4 albums: Ginuwine…The Bachelor, 100% Ginuwine, The Life, and The Senior. According to Billboard Ginuwine has sold 6.98 million albums in the US.
About Tevin Campbell
Tevin Jermod Campbell is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He scored a string of R&B chart hits as a teenager in the early to mid-1990s. Campbell’s first solo hit was “Round and Round”, which charted at #3 on R&B charts in November 1990 and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1991 was produced by Prince and was featured in Prince’s film Graffiti Bridge. Campbell followed the success of his first two singles by releasing his debut album, T.E.V.I.N., in November 1991 which featured the R&B hit singles and Campbell’s #1 Adult Contemporary hit: “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” followed by:, “Alone With You”, and “Goodbye”. And the hits continued. In 2009, Campbell made an appearance at the 2009 BET Awards as he paid tribute to The O’Jays with Trey Songz, Tyrese, and Johnny Gill.
Silk is best known for their hit singles, “Freak Me”, and “Happy Days” from their debut album, Lose Control. Another hit from Lose Control, “Girl U For Me”, helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as “I Can Go Deep”, “Hooked on You”, “Don’t Rush”, “If You” (released February 23, 1999) “Meeting in My Bedroom”, and “We’re Calling You.” The group was originally a quintet made up of Timothy “Timzo” Cameron, James “Jimmy” Gates, Jr., Johnathen “John John” Rasboro, Tyga Graham & Albert Allen. Gary “Big G” Glenn & Gary “Lil G” Jenkins joined shortly after the departures of Graham & Allen. In 2002, Silk left the label and took a hiatus. He resurfaced musically in 2007 with his solo debut, The Other Side.
In 2003 and down to a quartet, Silk released their fifth album Silktime on their own label Silk Music Group. The album featured the songs “Silktime”, “My Girl”, “Alibi”, “More”, “You (The Baby Song)”, “Check My Story” and a cover version of Blue Magic’s “Sideshow”. That song reunited them with their mentor Keith Sweat. The album appeared in the Billboard 200.
Originally H-Town consisted of twin brothers Keven “Dino” Conner and Solomon “Shazam” Conner, along with their long-time friend Darryl “G.I.” Jackson. In 2003 a tragic car accident took the life of Dino. This devastating blow to the group heartfelt and grieved by many did not discourage the artists or the fans. To date, Shazam and G.I. are flourishing carrying the sound of H-Town.
Spearheading the efforts of fine music, H-Town’s single Knockin Da Boots is as popular today and maintains as a staple in music’s repertoire. This song was featured on the debut album Fever for Da Flavor. Hit after hit produced Emotions, Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Natural Women, They Like It Slow and more. Overseas fans have popularized songs such as Julie Rain, of which happens to be a sobering account of spousal abuse.