Cincinnati Jazz Festival dates back to 1962 when it emerged as Jazz Concert in Ohio, Cincinnati and was named as ‘Ohio Valley Jazz Festival’. With time, this event gained massive popularity and today it is one of the most top rated events of the town. It emerged as a jazz festival but after a few years it incorporated music genres from hip hop and soul to jazz as well as R&B. This enthusiastic jazz concert has molded into a two day event which welcomes multiple singers.
Cincinnati Jazz Festival is now officially named and commonly known as the ‘Macy’s Music Festival’. Macy has been its headline sponsor since 2005. In the year 2000, the festival became the largest event of its kind with an attendance of more than 50,000 audiences. It grossed more than 30 million dollars approximately. This festival is a platform for the emerging music bands to come in the mainstream. This fabulous festival is a very entertaining event for the music lovers as some top-of-the-line artists are always seen at the festival. Some of the past performers include the big names like Mary J. Blige, John Legend, the O’Jays, Miles Davis and David Sanborn.
The Cincinnati Jazz Festival has been in the picture for the last 49 years and its fan following is increasing day by day. It has been taking place at different venues and for the upcoming event the Paul Brown Stadium at the Cincinnati Riverfront will serve as its home base. Every year, the line-up of the artists and the dates and schedule of the festival are announced a couple of months before it is going to take place. This year, it is going to be on the 29th and 30th July 2011.
Cincinnati Jazz Festival this year will feature a total of ten artists/bands that are going to perform, consisting of many of your hot-favorite artists along with some newly emerging talent. First day’s performers include the multiple Grammy winner and number one R&B artist Charlie Wilson. He is one of the most refined artists, enjoying his music career for the last 4 decades now. Anthony Hamilton’s phenomenal Soul and R&B music is definitely a perfect treat for the music lovers. In addition, Los Angeles’s R&B and Dance group ‘The Whispers’ is going to entertain you in a great way along with the funk band Zapp. Lastly, the talented American-British singer Chaka Khan will also show up and take the stage on the first day of the event. With so many artists making appearances, the festival is sure shot success!
The fun doesn’t end here, the talented young artist Laura Izibor, who has recently become very popular will entertain the fans with her hit tracks. The magical piece of work by the California based old-soul band Maze will show you the time of your life. ‘Kem’, the new American soul artist will also win thousands of hearts with his exceptional voice. El DeBarge and Keyshia Cole will leave you astonished with their amazing songs. It promises to be mesmerizing two days.
The Cincinnati Jazz Festival starts at 7:30 pm sharp and the thousands of music fans like you make sure that they are seated beforehand, so that they don’t miss out on anything. Above all, it is going to take place at the incredibly designed modern arena ‘The Paul Brown Stadium’ which has been built recently, using state of the art technology. The vast seating capacity facilitates the accommodation of 65,000 audiences.
Cincinnati Jazz Festival attracts people from all over the country for the most memorable and gratifying musical event of the year. The fabulous music festival is one of its kinds which provide an opportunity for the upcoming bands to prove themselves in front of thousands of music fans. Also, you can enjoy many artists live, all under one roof. Plan your ultimate weekend and get your Cincinnati Jazz Festival Tickets now! It’s an opportunity not to be missed.
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