CINCINNATI (February 15, 2023) – The Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G (CMF) returns to Paycor Stadium in downtown Cincinnati from July 20-22, 2023, with an exciting lineup of R&B music featuring Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Babyface and more headlining the event over the three days. The Thursday night concert, which will celebrate 50 Years of Hip Hop, will be held at The Andrew J. Brady Center at The Banks.

Note: The performances on Thursday, July 20 are the only performances held at The Andrew J. Brady Music Center. Friday and Saturday performances are at Paycor Stadium

The 2023 lineup includes:

  • Thursday, July 20 (Andrew J. Brady Center): A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop (artists to be announced at a later date)
  • Friday, July 21 (Paycor Stadium): Al Green, Jill Scott, Jodeci, Midnight Star, Gerald Albright 
  • Saturday, July 22 (Paycor Stadium): Snoop Dogg, Babyface, P-Funk Connection, Avery Sunshine, Norman Brown

Tickets are on sale now through the Festival office at (513) 924-0900 or through Ticketmaster beginning on February 18, 10 a.m.

Additionally, the Opening Festival Press Conference will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. The Official Ceremony and musical performances to unveil the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame at The Banks will be held on Saturday, July 22. 

Official sponsors of the Cincinnati Music Festival are P&G, Visit Cincy/Meet NKY, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, Fifth Third Bank, Central State University, Johnson & Johnson and Metro.

“We are thrilled with this year’s lineup for the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G,” said Joe Santangelo, producer of the Festival. “It’s the first time for Snoop Dogg to perform at the Festival and Al Green last performed in 1974. We know they will both be huge draws for our fans. It’s also an honor for us to plan a Thursday performance to pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.”

Cincinnati Music Festival: $107 million annual economic impact

The most recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.4 million economic impact to the region. 

“P&G is a long-time sponsor of Cincinnati Music Festival as a keystone cultural moment for our city and for music fans nationwide,” said Monica Turner, P&G President - North America. “We look forward to coming together to celebrate R&B and Hip Hop Music, and to fuel small businesses in our community.”


About the Cincinnati Music Festival

The Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting over 90,000+ people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists creating an economic impact of $107 million for Cincinnati. CMF is held at Paycor Stadium in partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. Procter & Gamble is the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival for the sixth year.