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Looking for things to do in Cincinnati?

Don’t miss Tony Toni Tone at the Black Family Reunion plus plenty of jazz events and day parties!

 

The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information before taking action. 


FREE Things to Do in Cincinnati this summer. Don’t miss out! 

Friday – August 16

Western & Southern Open
Lindner Family Tennis Center
Directions
Various Times
$34+
This year’s lineup includes Francis Tiafoe, Sloane Stephens, and Madison Keys.

 

Job Fair
Ramada Inn
Directions
11 a.m.
Free Entry
Over 50 local, regional and national organizations actively recruiting for positions located in the Greater Cincinnati area.

 

Remixx Fridays
Copa OTR
Directions
4 p.m.
Drinks, appetizers and Mixx food favorites!

 

Fred Hammond & Marvin Sapp
Duke Energy Convention Center
Directions
6:30 p.m.
$25
Uplift your spirits with motivational and inspiring hits.

 

Friday Flow featuring Lil G from Silk
Washington Park
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
End your summer up close and personal with the R&B heartthrob as he serenades you with his tantalizing vocals.

 

Punching for Peace
Sawyer Point
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Put down the guns/pick up the gloves. This is a USA amateur boxing tournament for both boys & girls age’s range from 8 – 24 years old.

 

Basic Truth R&B Band
The Fifth Lounge at The Radisson
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy old-school R&B, soul and funk.

 

Black Excellence Weekend featuring R&B singer Bobby V
The Chalet
Directions
8 p.m.
$40 and up
Bobby V will be performing at the Blue Jean Ice Breaker.

 

Soul Pocket Band
The Redmoor
Directions
9 p.m.
$10
Don’t miss this soulful R&B performance.

 

Saturday, August 17

**Last Chance**
PAW Inc. International Summer Convention
Duke Energy Convention Center
Directions
9 a.m.
$8 and up
Enjoy Christian fellowship and education at the 104th Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Summer Convention.

 

Men of Change Exhibit
Freedom Center
Directions
10 a.m.
$10.50 and up
Twenty-five contemporary artists were given an invitation to reflect and celebrate the significance of ground-breaking individuals through their own creative vision.

 

Black Family Reunion Celebration
Sawyer Point
Directions
Noon – 9 p.m.
Free Entry
Celebrates, unifies and supports the African-American family with a wide range of activities and entertainment. Check out the full lineup then plan your day.

 

Leos Bash
Newport Ultra Lounge
Directions
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$0- $20
Celebrated August birthdays while DJ Fresh and DJ Pimpcee keep you on the dance floor.

 

I Call on You Sis: The Journal Launch Event
Fueled Collective Cincinnati
Directions
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$10+
A tribute to all Circles of Sisters who have uplifted, empowered, supported, guided, and comforted each other. The panel will speak about young women, female relationships and empowerment.

 

 

Tony Toni Tone Concert
Sawyer Point – Main Stage
Directions
6:00 p.m.
Free Entry
Don’t miss this classic R&B sensation taking you back down memory lane to your favorite hits.

 

Meli’sa Morgan
Fountain Square
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Hear memorable hits like “Do Me Baby”.

 

Erotic Poetry & Wine: Love On The Run Tour
Socialtique
Directions
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$22.85+
This event will feature Erotic Spoken Word R&B, and Neo Soul Music.

 

Kathy Wade with Dan Karlsberg
Cafe Vivace
Directions
8:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Kathy will be joined by Dan Karlsberg on piano and Julia Higgins on bass, and Charlie Schefft on drums.

 

Basic Truth R&B Band
Silverton Café
Directions
9 p.m.
Free Entry
Start your night with this old-school party!

 

Cool Kids T-Shirt Party
Cove51
Directions
10 p.m.
$10
Party one last time before the summer ends.

 

4th Annual Regional Black Excellence Boat Ride
Belle of Cincinnati
Directions
11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$40+
Enjoy 4 levels of parties, food and drinks!

 

Sunday – August 18

Sunday Church Service
Sawyer Point
Directions
10 a.m.
Free Entry
Hosted by Pastor Cornelius and First Lady Michelle Henderson of Agapé Love Ministries.

 

Let’s Pour Together
Black Coffee Lounge
Directions
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$20
Join Stephanie Asielué of Twelve15 Design Studio & discover the dope, therapeutic & addictive art of acrylic paint pouring, without using a single paintbrush.

 

Afro Caribbean Day Experience
Beer Sellar
Directions
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free Entry
Come enjoy some Afro Caribbean Music at Beer Sellar right on Hooters Stage.

 

Gospel Concert featuring Ricky Dillard & The New Generation Chorale
Sawyer Point
Directions
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry
“There is no way” that you should miss this concert by the Billboard-charting gospel group.

 

MakeSpeare
Washington Park
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Let your child’s imagination run wild with creative and fun activities around words and Shakespeare. Try on a costume, make a Shakespeare collar, play trivia games, and more.

 

Adult Swim
Ziegler Pool
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$10
Guests must be 21 and over to purchase tickets and enter.

20 events this year African Americans will not want to miss!
Party and receive FREE school supplies at these Back to School parties. 

 

Monday – August 19

National Aviation Day
CVG Airplane Viewing Area
Directions
11:30 a.m.
Free Entry
View airplanes take off and land, grab a bite from food trucks, play games and win prizes.

 

3rd Sunday Funday
Taft Museum
Directions
1 p.m.
Free Entry
Take the whole family to enjoy a day of art, hands-on activities, family-friendly performances and animal encounters.

 

Eviction Prevention Assistance Program
Richard Lindner YMCA
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Advocates from Legal Aid and the Community Action Agency will be in attendance to assist with questions and concerns.

 

Tuesday – August 20

Jamming at the Park
Washington Park Porch
Directions
7:30 p.m.
Free Entry
If you’ve ever wanted to jump on stage to show off your talent, this is your chance to play. If you just want to watch, this is your chance to see a show and laugh.

 

Mandy Gaines
Caffè Vivace
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$5
Check out live jazz from a local favorite. She’ll be accompanied by Brad Myers.

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Wednesday – August 21

Mammography Screening
Northgate Kroger
Directions
8 a.m.
Free Entry
Offers women screening mammograms in 15 minutes.

 

Reggae Wednesdays featuring the Ras Bonghi Allstars
Fountain Square
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
All it takes is “one drop” to have a good time. Enjoy a live Caribbean, African, and Reggae — Irie!

 

Wednesday Karaoke
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Test your vocals or rap skills and show everybody what you got. Go rock out!

 

Thursday – August 22

Women’s Health Series: beYOUtiful
The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine
Directions
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Have cocktails and dinner while listening to a panel of physicians discuss the health changes that women face.

 

Unique Soul
Woodlawn Recreation and Community Center
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Performing your favorite R&B, NeoSoul, Old School and party songs that will keep your foot tapping and hips rocking all night long.

 

Salsa on the Square featuring Mambo Combo with Salsannati
Fountain Square
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Live music and local instructors teaching Latin dance.

 

Karaoke Night
Kickbacks
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Sing, eat, drink and play pool!

 

Mark your calendar!

Rebirth Brass Band CincinnatiRebirth Brass Band Concert
Memorial Hall
September 12

Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution of brass with added Hip-Hop into it. Tickets are $20 – $36. Get yours today!

 

Gladys Knight CincinnatiGladys Knight Concert
Taft Theatre
September 13

This seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Ticket prices for this concert range from $39.50 – $75.50.

 

Cincinnati Pops featuring “the lady from Hamilton”, Renée Elise GoldsberryRenée Elise Goldsberry Cincinnati Pops
Music Hall
September 13 – 15

Broadway’s original “Angelica Schuyler,” Tony and Grammy-winning star of Hamilton Renée Elise Goldsberry joins John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops for the Orchestra’s for an array of Broadway hits, pop and soul classics, and original songs set to the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou. Tickets are $25 and up.

 

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