All events are free to attend
r&b concert opener
August 19, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
2nd Wind is one of Cincinnati’s most sought after show bands, giving concert level performances at every stop! This amazing group has opened for numerous national acts including Eric Benet, The Whispers, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Klymaxx, Con Funk Shun, SOS Band; gospel artists, Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers, BeBe and CeCe Winans and many others. 2nd Wind was the featured local act for the 2009 Macy’s Music Festival sharing the stage with many of today’s hottest artists!
R&B concert headliner
august 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Using elected band leader Reggie Calloway's production skills, Midnight Star hit the U.S. R&B chart with early singles "Hot Spot" and "I've Been Watching You". Drummer Bobby Lovelace joined the group in late 1982, freeing Gentry to sing and play guitar exclusively. Their fourth album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, was released in 1983, and its first single, "Freak-A-Zoid", went to number two on the U.S. Black Singles chart. Other singles from the album included "Wet My Whistle", and the title track. These singles, along with the hit album tracks "Slow Jam" (co-written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds) and "Electricity" led the album to double platinum status. Their next album, Planetary Invasion also went platinum and made the pop Top 20 and the number one spot on the R&B chart with its first single, "Operator".
tina campbell, multi grammy-award winner
Performs during the Sunday morning outdoor church service,
August 20, 10:00 am - noon
Tina Campbell's music career started in 1998, with her older sister, Erica Campbell, who formed half of the gospel music duo, Mary Mary. She commenced her solo music recording career in 2014, by recording her first studio album, It's Personal, that released on May 21, 2015, with Gee Tree Creative. This album was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, while it charted on The Billboard 200, Top Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums charts, where it peaked at Nos. 90, 1, and 10, correspondingly.
shirley caesar, multi grammy-award winner
for Sunday evening's massive gospel concert,
August 20, 4:45 - 7:30 pm
Pastor Caesar performs 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Caesar first began singing and performing for family and friends. She first recorded in 1951, at age 12. Her professional adult 'career' began in 1957 when she was 19, when she approached Albertina Walker about joining The Caravans, one of the most popular gospel groups at that time.