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The 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival Returns July 21-23 with Janet Jackson Headlining

CMF is the largest urban music festival in America with an economic impact of $107 million

After a two-year absence, Cincinnati Music Festival (CMF), presented by P&G, returns to Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati July 21-23, 2022, with an exciting lineup of R&B music featuring Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, The O’Jays and more headlining the event over three days. The performances on Thursday, July 21 will be held at The Andrew J. Brady Music Center for the first time.

The 2022 lineup includes:

  • Thursday, July 21: BJ the Chicago Kid, Arin Ray, Ari Lennox (The Andrew J. Brady Music Center)

  • Friday, July 22: Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia, Toni! Tony! Tone! Jonathan Butler, (Paul Brown Stadium)

  • Saturday, July 23: Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, Tank, After 7, Kirk Whalum (Paul Brown Stadium)

Tickets are on sale now or by calling the Festival office at (513) 924-


“We are excited to be back, bringing the best acts back to Cincinnati for the 2022 Cincinnati

Music Festival presented by P&G,” said Joe Santangelo, producer of the Festival. “We will abide by any federal, local and state health guidelines that might be in place at that time, as our priority is to keep everyone safe. We will release more information as we get closer to the dates.”

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 $107.4 million economic impact to the region.

“P&G is proud to sponsor Cincinnati’s largest annual tourism driver and support the community in which our employees work and live,” said Monica Turner, P&G President - North America. “We are looking forward to coming together safely to celebrate music and community fellowship.”

P&G Brand Activations

Fifteen P&G brands, together with retail partner, Kroger, will offer concert-goers immersive

activations to enhance the CMF experience. Experiences will include product sampling, photo opportunities, lounge areas and many more surprise and delight moments in and around Paul Brown Stadium on Friday and Saturday evening. P&G invites CMF attendees to join Always, Bounty, Cascade, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Febreze, Gain, King C Gillette, Metamucil, My Black is Beautiful, Olay, Old Spice, Pepto Bismol, and Swiffer to celebrate connection and community engagement through music and memorable cultural experiences.

"CMF remains a keystone cultural moment for our city and for music fans across the country

who join year after year to celebrate the rich heritage of our city and R&B music, as well as help fuel dozens of small, minority owned businesses.” said Damon Jones. “Summer in Cincinnati isn’t summer without the Cincinnati Music Festival, and we’re thrilled to be back together.”

For a third year, P&G and Kroger with partners ArtsWave, 3CDC and AGAR are bringing back the CMF Outdoor Museum and taking it to the next level. Five select artists will be positioned throughout Paul Brown stadium at the festival to take a plein air approach to painting by capturing their interpretation of what they are seeing on the stage. In addition, 10 artists will head to Washington Park on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to produce a special CMF themed Outdoor Artwork Gallery focused on the energy and excitement that music festival brings to the city every year. All 15 artworks will then be on display through a month's long installation of outdoor artwork at the park, followed by an additional display along Court Street.

Along with Cincinnati Music Festival, celebrate a full week of Black excellence starting with

Black Tech Week, Vibe Market Place & Un-Told Speaker Series, Freedom Center Speaker Event, Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame, CMF Outdoor Museum, Festival 513 and CMF Jazz Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe. 

About the Cincinnati Music Festival

The Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the

United States attracting over 90,000+ people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists creating an economic impact of $107 million for Cincinnati. CMF is held at Paul Brown Stadium in partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. Procter Gamble is the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival for the fifth year.

Media Contact:

Jackie Reau

Game Day

(513) 708-5822 |

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John White
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CMF is not the largest urban music festival, that would be Essence in New Orleans

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The article did not say it was the largest, but one of the largest.?????

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