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Postponed To 2021: Janet Jackson To Headline Cincinnati Music Festival

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Mark Von Holden
Invision, AP

Updated May 18, 2020

The 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival is postponed until 2021. Organizers plan to stage the event July 22-24, 2021 with the same lineup.

"It is with a heavy heart that we are postponing the annual Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G to July 22, 23 and 24th of 2021," organizers sayin a statement on social media. "We are thrilled to announce that we were able to secure ALL ARTISTS from our 2020 lineup to perform in 2021. Until then- stay safe and healthy!"

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the 2021 event.

Original Story:

Janet Jackson returns to Cincinnati this summer to headline the annual Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium.

Jackson was last in town in 2018 for her State of the World tour.

The festival runs July 23-25. The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates the festival generates $107.5 million in economic impact.

Here's the full lineup:

  • Thursday, July 23: Biz Markie, BJ the Chicago Kid
  • Friday, July 24: Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Tony Toni Tone, Jonathan Butler
  • Saturday, July 25: Janet Jackson, The O'Jays, Tank, PJ Morton, Kirk Whalum

"This is the strongest lineup for the music festival that we've had in quite some time," Joe Santangelo, festival promoter, says in a statement. "Having Janet Jackson on our festival lineup for the first time ever to headline Saturday night, along with favorites Charlie Wilson and Fantasia, just makes this weekend even more exciting."
This story was first published on Feb. 4, 2020.

Senior Editor and reporter at WVXU with more than 20 years experience in public radio; formerly news and public affairs producer with WMUB. Would really like to meet your dog.