And the Journey Begins…

And the Journey Begins I have wanted to start a travel blog for like forever.  This is the time and I’m finally ready to start this journey.  With the love of travel and the love for writing,  this was a venture just waiting to happen. So lets get started…..

 

Cincinnati Music Festival 2016

I’m finally in Cincy! Made it after of two years of indecision. Formally known as “Macy’s Music Festival”,  this festival was often compared to Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.  So I decided to attend. Found out that this festival was promoted by several promoters.  Contacted @QLZ Promotions.com and got on email list.  Then it came! The email with the package deals for the festival slated for July 22-23, 2016.  Purchased my package and was in heaven! The event was hosted at the Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, with two power punched evenings featuring Fantasia, Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Judith Hill, Frankie Beverly/Maze, New Edition, and the Deele.  Who could ask for more!

The accommodations were at the Marriot River Center in Covington, KY.  The Ohio River runs between Cincy and Covington.  That was a surprise to me.  You have to cross one of several bridges to get from each side.  And I have a phobia about bridges.  But the bridge me and my spouse crossed was the @Roebling Suspension Bridge. It is awesome and especially at night! The Cincy Metro area has a great transit system and didn’t have to rent a car. Thank goodness! But I would suggest reserving transportation for back and forth to airport since the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport was a distance from downtown!

The SouthBank Shuttle Trolley runs between Cincy and Covington & Newport Historic District in KY for only $1.00 each way and rand from early in the morning to late at night and ran every 15 mins.  What a bargain!

I am making my plans for next year’s festival which will be July 28-29, 2017!   See you in Cincy in 2017!!!!

Your girl,

Val

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