About the Event

CBUS Soul® Fest Details

Celebrate Columbus’ vibrant Black culture, music and soul during CBUS Soul® Fest, presented by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in collaboration with Experience Columbus. This one-day event takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024 from 4–11 p.m. and features live music and great food!

Food & Beverage Performance Schedule


Admission to CBUS Soul® Fest is FREE—you do not need tickets to see any of the performers at the event.


CBUS Soul® Fest takes place at Genoa Park, located on the beautiful Scioto Peninsula in downtown Columbus.

CBUS Soul® Fest builds upon Experience Columbus’ CBUS Soul® platform that amplifies the rich, historic, innovative, and forward-moving Black culture that helps to fuel the vibrancy of Columbus. Visit CBUS Soul® to learn more.

Transportation & Accessibility

Attendees have many options for traveling to CBUS Soul® Fest, including by car, bus and bike.


Parking is located throughout downtown Columbus, including at COSI, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and area surface lots. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed. Reserve your parking ahead of time and save yourself the hassle through ParkColumbus.




Many local bus routes offer service to downtown Columbus and the Scioto Peninsula. For schedules and route details, visit COTA.




Ride your own bike or rent a CoGo to travel the many trails and bikeways that lead to Scioto Peninsula.

CoGo Central Ohio Greenways



Accessible parking is available in area surface lots and parking garages. To use accessible parking, you will need to have a disability license plate, placard or other state-issued identification.

CBUS Soul® Fest is wheelchair accessible. Please note that CBUS Soul® Fest does not offer wheelchair or stroller rentals.

Learn More

For additional details on the festival, take a look at our frequently asked questions.