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Cincinnati Music Festival Route Options and Street Closures

Please be sure to plan your visit to the museum accordingly.
Refer to the following instructions for traffic information regarding this weekend’s programming and events throughout Downtown Cincinnati according to the City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering, Traffic Engineering Division.

Cincinnati Music Festival
July 26-28, 2018

Festival 513
July 27-28, 2018

Cincy Soul
July 27-29, 2018

Starting in 1962 as an all-jazz concert, this festival has evolved and grown into a multi-day festival featuring amazing music from the hottest stars in R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop. The Cincinnati Music Festival is held annually at Paul Brown Stadium.  This year concerts will once again take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, July 26-28.  To better handle the crowds around PBS, the Cincinnati Police Department will be implementing their Bengals traffic plan, except they will not be using the Riverfront Transit Center, which remains closed due to damages sustained during the spring floods.  Motorists are reminded of the following restrictions:

Before the concert (4-7PM):
Elm Street- closed south of Second Street
Race Street- closed south of Second Street (open to garage only)
Rosa Parks Street- closed to through traffic south of Second Street
Marion Spencer Way- closed to through traffic south of Second Street
Freedom Way- closed

After the concert (11PM-1AM)
Central Avenue- southbound closed south of Seventh Street
Fourth Street- closed between Elm Street and Central Avenue
Third Street- eastbound closed between the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge and Third Street
W Pete Rose Way- eastbound closed between Gest Street and Central Avenue
Elm Street- closed south of Second Street
Race Street- closed south of Second Street (open to garage only)
Rosa Parks Street- closed to through traffic south of Second Street
Marion Spencer Way- closed to through traffic south of Second Street
Freedom Way- closed

For more information about this event, please visit:
https://www.cincymusicfestival.com/

Also taking place during the Cincinnati Music Festival are Festival 513 and Cincy Soul.

Festival 513 is an exciting event that provides a centralized merchandise and food vending area for guests to the city and features nearly 100 merchandise and food booths.  Festival 513 is located right beside Paul Brown Stadium but in order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close on Thursday, July 26 at 10AM and remain closed until Sunday, July 29 at 7PM:

- Freedom Way- closed between Elm Street and Rosa Parks Street
- Race Street- closed south of Second Street (Access will be maintained to the Radius parking garage)

For more information about this event, please visit:
http://festival513.com/


Cincy Soul is a culinary food festival located on Fifth Street at Fountain Square.  In order to hold this event, the following street will close on Friday, July 27 at 6PM and remain closed until Sunday, July 29 at Midnight:

- Fifth Street- closed between Vine Street and Walnut Street

For more information about this event, please visit:
http://www.cincysoulblacktaste.com/