Cincinnati Music Festival Announces Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg and More for 2020

The July concerts will also feature Biz Markie, Charlie Wilson, The O'Jays, Fantasia and Tony! Toni! Tone!

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Janet Jackson

The long-running Cincinnati Music Festival has announced its lineup for this July's concerts.

The CMF's pre-fest party on July 23 will this year feature BJ the Chicago Kid and the legendary Hip Hop artist Biz Markie.

Another Hip Hop heavyweight — Snoop Dogg — will perform on the fest's opening night July 24 alongside Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Tony! Toni! Tone! and Jonathan Butler.

The lineup for July 25 is topped by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson. The Saturday lineup also features The O'Jays, Tank, PJ Morton and Kirk Whalum.

Tickets for the 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival — which takes place at Paul Brown Stadium — go on sale via Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

The Cincinnati Music Festival has been through several changes and names since its inception in 1962, when it was called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival. Over the past five decades, the event has featured artists from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross. Last year's CMF featured artists like Mary J. Blige, Maxwell and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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