Cincinnati hosts landmark music festival in July

June 13, 2012 by  

The Macy’s Music Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary on July 27 in Cincinnati. The event was launched in 1962, originally as a jazz festival, and has grown into a music extravaganza. Along with jazz, other musical genres will include hip-hop, soul, and R & B.

The festival attracts people from across the country, bringing millions of dollars in revenue into Cincinnati. Merchants including restaurants, hotels, bars, and stores often welcome thousands of new visitors to their establishments each year. Local print companies work closely with the merchants and event planners in providing services including flyer, banner and poster printing.

The talented line-up includes Grammy-award winners and top-name artists from the jazz and R & B world of performers. Family-friendly entertainment is provided throughout the two-day event and everyone in the region is invited to come by and join in the celebration.

The festival is held at the Paul Brown Stadium, which is the sports stadium home for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. The stadium opened in 2000 and has a seating capacity of over 65,000.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Macy’s Music Festival, artists from the past 50 years will be featured in a video covering famous celebrities who have appeared at the event, including Luther Vandross and Duke Ellington. Guest star Kathy Wade and the Macy’s Music Festival band will salute the past stars of the event with a musical presentation.

The Macy’s Musical Festival has a website with more information and ticket purchasing options.