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Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels

Special appearance by the Rev. Al Sharpton from the Freedom Center

By Jackie Reau

Game Day Communications

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by Procter & Gamble (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 to 25. The innovative free event, to be available on, 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 work strategically 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.”

#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 the 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 to 24, 2021. The lineup features 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

A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center, 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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