About MidPoint Music Festival
MidPoint began in 2002 as an independent music festival and industry conference. Since then, this annual affair has earned a reputation as a tastemakers' event. It's a place to find the next big thing in music. Discover your new favorite band within the rich music scene in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Originally focusing solely on unsigned talent, MidPoint widened its palette in 2008. Year in and out, many of the artists showcased are seen on year-end 'Best Album' or 'Best New Artist' lists by music media outlets such as SPIN, Fader, Pitchfork, NME, NPR and Rolling Stone.
MidPoint alumni performers include: The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo, OK Go, The Breeders, The Head and The Heart, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, Best Coast, Dinosaur Jr., Warpaint, Sun Kil Moon, Heartless Bastards, Deafheaven, Real Estate, Panda Bear, Tycho, Saint Paul and the Broken Bones, Nikki Lane, Damien Jurado, Kishi Bashi, Caribou, Cut Copy, Phantogram, Booker T. and more.
Beyond the buzz, attendance has increased from 13,500 in 2008 to about 30,000 today.
Venues include multiple packed clubs and select theaters, all set in the historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. The new music discovery amongst a beautiful urban setting has made this festival a beloved culture and tourism event for Cincinnati.
MidPoint has more than 12,000 Facebook fans and nearly 5,000 Twitter followers, staying up-to-date with our events.
In 2009, MidPoint began sponsoring MidPoint Indie Summer, a series of free concerts on Cincinnati's Fountain Square. The annual fourteen–week series offers a free concert every Friday in the heart of the city, with an exciting schedule of national, regional and local performers.
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