July 23, 2013
Macy’s Music Festival means big late-night business
Dozens of restaurants in Downtown Cincinnati are planning to stay open late this weekend to accommodate the influx of visitors to the city attending the Macy's Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium.
The event this Friday and Saturday, is expected to have an economic impact of at least $25 million, according to the Greater Cincinnati Center for Economic Education at the University of Cincinnati.
Some restaurants are staying open as late as 4 a.m. (view PDF images for listing) to handle the crowds. They include Chamber Member Mahogany's at the Banks who is celebrating their first anniversary with an entire weekend of events coinciding with the Festival (view PDF image for more information).
Headline acts for this year's festival include Jill Scott, R. Kelly and hometown favorite Bootsy Collins. In the past, record crowds have been seen at the Festival, with attendance topping 25,000 each night.
Late night dining in Cincinnati
Mahogany schedule July 2013