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Mary J. Blige, Maxwell Headline Cincinnati Music Festival

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Mary J. Blige and Maxwell are expected to be two of the top draws for the 2019 Cincinnati Music Festival.

It's called the "largest urban music festival in America," and the 2019 Cincinnati Music Festival includes big name performers Mary J. Blige and Maxwell.

Earth, Wind & Fire, Kid Capri, and Blackstreet round out the line-up for the event which runs July 25 -27.

2019 Cincinnati Music Festival Schedule of Performances

  • Thursday, July 25: Kid Capri, Slick Rick, EPMD
  • Friday, July 26: Maxwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike of New Edition), Tamia, and Raheem DeVaughn
  • Saturday, July 27: Mary J, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, The Ohio Players, and Major

The event at Paul Brown Stadium draws massive crowds to Downtown over three days. A UC Economics Center report commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau finds the festival generates "a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the Tri-State."
"We expect Maxwell and Mary J. Blige to draw large crowds on their own but we are also thrilled to add Earth, Wine & Fire, RBRM, Frankie Beverly, Blackstreet and the Ohio Players to our lineup," says festival producer Joe Santangelo in a statement.

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