Cincinnati Music Festival-Adjacent Events This Weekend Include Free Fountain Square Concerts with Estelle, Big Daddy Kane and More

The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Vibe Cincinnati” platform also showcases a 5K race and the Cincy Soul food festival

click to enlarge Estelle performs on Fountain Square Sunday with Jon Schuyler.
Estelle performs on Fountain Square Sunday with Jon Schuyler.

The long-running Cincinnati Music Festival returns this weekend to Paul Brown Stadium (actually beginning tonight with an opening event at PBS featuring MC Lyte and DJ Jazzy Jeff) and once again brings a mass of visitors from across the country to the Queen City.

Capitalizing on the influx of tourists coming to Cincinnati for the event, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Vibe Cincinnati” platform is trumpeting several other events outside of the stadium concerts. Along with the Vibe Cincinnati Queen City 5K race and various panel discussions, the organization is touting a variety of free events on Fountain Square, including the Cincy Soul food fest, various exhibitions presented by Cincinnati music icon Bootsy Collins and live performances from Hip Hop and R&B favorites like Big Daddy Kane, Estelle and Cincy's own Natural Progression.

Check out the schedule below and find more info here.

 Thursday, July 26

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Vibe Marketplace (Urban market featuring diverse artisansFountain Square

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Salsa on the Square (Presented by 3CDC) Fountain Square

Friday, July 27

11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Vibe Marketplace Fountain Square

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Vibe DJ Stank (Free performance) Fountain Square

5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Vibe DJ Nate the Great (Free performance) Fountain Square

6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Cincy Soul (Food festival) Fountain Square

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Natural Progression (Free concert) Fountain Square

 Saturday, July 28

8:30 a.m.   Vibe Cincinnati Queen City 5K (In partnership with the Queen City Foundation and the African American Chamber of Commerce) 500 Pete Rose Way

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Women's Liberation Workshop ("Incubator space for collectively conscious women to grow through fitness, entrepreneurship, connectedness, while growing our local economy")  National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Vibe Marketplace Fountain Square

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Vibe DJ Vader Mixx (Free performance)

11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Cincy Soul Fountain Square

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Funkship Exhibit ("Free experience featuring Bootsy and Patti Collins) Fountain Square 

12 p.m.      The African American Chamber Exchange  (Featuring Joset Wright-Lacy, J.D., Past National President of the National Minority Suppliers Diversity Council) Westin Cincinnati

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.    Cincinnati Line Dancers (Free performance) Fountain Square

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.    Bilal and Big Daddy Kane (Free performances) Fountain Square

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Lando's Old School Party  Fountain Square

Sunday, July 29

12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Vibe Marketplace Fountain Square

12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cincy Soul Fountain Square

12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funkship Exhibit Fountain Square

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Vibe DJ Rude (Free performance) Fountain Square

2 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Bootsy's All Stars (A tribute to King Records) Fountain Square

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Deuces Musik (Free performance) Fountain Square

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Vibe DJ Stank (Free performance) Fountain Square

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.    Estelle and Jon Schuyler (Free performances) Fountain Square


 


 


 


 


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