Music: Macy's Music Festival

After the relatively new Alternative music-focused Bunbury and last week’s brand new Country-centric Buckle Up, this weekend welcomes back one of Cincinnati’s classic fests — the two-day R&B/Soul music-celebrating Macy’s Music Festival.

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Charlie Wilson

After the relatively new Alternative music-focused Bunbury and last week’s brand new Country-centric Buckle Up, this weekend welcomes back one of Cincinnati’s classic fests — the two-day R&B/Soul music-celebrating Macy’s Music Festival, which was first held in 1962 (when it was called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival). After R. Kelly angered some fest-goers for going on super late last year, fest organizers have come back with some classic acts for this year’s event. Friday’s lineup is headed up by Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson, who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award last year’s BET Awards, and also features long-running vocal group After 7, K. Michelle and Robin Thicke. On Saturday, fest-goers can catch New Edition (minus Bobby Brown, who backed out of the tour recently due to health concerns), Mint Condition, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole and Chrisette Michele. 


7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $48-$88 per night. Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown, macysmusicfestival.com.

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