Published on July 22nd, 2020 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G Stages Virtual Experience, July 23-25

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G (CMF) won’t skip a beat in 2020. Through a marathon of new and previous music content, consumer engagement opportunities and digital presence, CMF is creating the #FEELSLIKECMF Virtual Weekend Experience, July 23-25. The innovative free event, to be available on cincymusicfestival.com, will focus on celebration, community and local impact and is also supported by AARP. 

“Music provides hope, comfort and determination during uncertain times,” said Joe Santangelo, producer of CMF. “Leading up to and during #FEELSLIKECMF Weekend, we will strategically work to uplift our neighbors, support local black artists and musicians and drive commerce to local Black owned businesses and restaurants. This event promises to grow awareness of regional organizations that support the African American community, and share the positivity and history of our Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G.” 

“P&G is proud to sponsor the #FeelsLikeCMF Virtual Weekend and share the spirit of CMF from the safety of one’s home, as we know music can be a unifying voice amid lots of other division. For decades, CMF has been a jewel of the city and the region, and while we can’t bring people together physically, we’re excited to bring people together virtually and keep the celebration and support for the African American community active,” said Terence Moore, senior VP, PS Shared Services and Technology Operations; Leader, African Ancestry Leadership Network. 

New to CMF this year and given the absence of in-person art openings, P&G in partnership with ArtsWave is launching the CMF Outdoor Art Museum on Saturday, July 25. This outdoor public art exhibition, located throughout Washington Park, will feature 15 Black artists who will create canvases around the theme of community, unity, music and celebration. The exhibition will be up for more than a month, from July 25 – September 7. The community is invited to stop by Saturday while artists are painting and throughout the next month.

#FEELSLIKECMF Schedule of Events


Triiibe recorded live at Corporate 

Aprina Johnson recorded live at Black Coffee 

DJ Vader recorded live at Revel 

DJ Ellery 

Special appearance: The State of Black Culture featuring Rev. Al Sharpton from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center



Lauren Eylise recorded live at Paul Brown Stadium

Kathy Wade & Joe Santangelo

DJ Baby Rome recorded live at Paul Brown Stadium

Regina Belle

Special attraction: Cincinnati Music Festival Outdoor Art Museum at Washington Park 



DJ DNICE LIVE from Club Quarantine

Additional weekend entertainment will include shout-outs from The O’Jays’ Eddie Levert, Biz Markie and more.

The Cincinnati Music festival presented by P&G returns to Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, July 22-24, 2021. The lineup featuring multi-talented singer-songwriter Janet Jackson and will also include an expanded and exciting Thursday lineup at the Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at The Banks. Tickets are on sale at CincyMusicFestival.com.

Cincinnati Music Festival: Largest Tourism Weekend of the Year in Cincinnati

A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the tristate.

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