EXPERIENCE MPMF 2017

  • ACCESSIBILITY: We are dedicated to making sure Midpoint is accessible to all! This year, the festival is centralized to a location with all stages within one block of each other.  Accessible entrance points and restrooms, paved surfaces, and friendly staff willing to lend a hand will contribute to ease of access for all. Please note, the Taft Theatre and Masonic Lodge are historic buildings, built before the time of elevators. Anyone needing assistance in these buildings should alert staff, who will be standing by, happy and willing to assist. Have concerns or questions? Let us know! Email us at info@mpmf.com.
  • ATMs: ATMs will be available on site, but plan ahead! Bringing cash with you will cut down on the amount of time spent in line. Most vendors are cash only!
  • BOX OFFICE: The MPMF Box Office will be located on site near Sycamore and 5th. There, staff will take care of all ticketing concerns.
  • BROKEN/LOST WRISTBANDS: If you break your wristband and present it to the on-site box office, they will give you a new wristband and take the broken wristband. If you lose your wristband, they cannot be replaced. No 2-day or VIP passes will be sold to replace lost wristbands.
  • CAMPING: Camping in downtown Cincinnati is frowned upon! We recommend bunking with a friend or booking a hotel (see below!)
  • CHILDREN: The festival is all-ages; please bring the next gen of music lovers with you! Ages two and up require tickets.
  • DATES: September 23-24, 2017
  • FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY: Midpoint Music Festival reserves the right to film and photograph all festival activities for promotional use. Please be advised that upon entry, you are granting permission for your image to be used in any and all promotional materials. Midpoint Music Festival assumes no responsibility for persons opposed to being photographed or filmed. No professional photography/videography equipment will be allowed without the proper credentials. For info on securing media credentials, visit our media page.
  • GATES: Gates open at 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. The festival closes around midnight each night.
  • HOTELS: Some hotels that we like include 21c, the Downtown Cincinnati Residence Inn, and the Holiday Inn in Covington, KY. We also think airbnb is pretty cool!
  • INFO CENTER: At all entrances, event staff will be standing by to answer your questions, offer high-fives, and moral support if necessary. The on-site box office will also be a source to tap for questions and concerns- check out the map on our Tickets page.
  • LOCATION: We heard you! MPMF has been relocated to four stages: the Taft Theatre, the Ballroom at the Taft Theatre, the Cathedral at the Cincinnati Masonic Center, and an outdoor stage at 5th and Broadway. For the first time, the entire festival microcosm is within one city block. This change allows for four unique concert experiences at each stage, addresses a ton of logistical concerns, but most importantly, guarantees a safer, more accessible festival experience overall. Thanks for trying something new with us!
  • PARKING: You’re smart! Plan ahead! There are numerous parking garages within a couple blocks of the festival site and along the route of the streetcar. Additionally, we suggest sharing a ride with a friend or utilizing services like Red Bike or the Cincinnati Streetcar.
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS: One (1) sealed 20 oz. bottle of water and empty plastic bottles and camel backs are allowed.
    • Weapons of any kind
    • Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
    • Aerosol (spray) sun screen or aerosol can of any kind
    • Framed or large backpacks, oversized bags
    • Selfie sticks, monopods, tripods
    • Long lens or detachable lens cameras
    • Chairs
    • Alcohol from outside the festival site
    • Glass containers
    • Food or beverages from outside the festival site
    • Coolers
    • Skateboards, inline skates, bicycles, carts, Segway’s, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
    • Large chain or spiked jewelry or clothing
    • Hula hoops
    • Musical instruments
    • Inflatables
    • Stickers
    • Flyers
    • CDs
    • Fireworks or explosives
    • Laser pointers
    • Umbrellas
    • Tents
    • Pets (except for service dogs)
    • Video equipment
    • Drones
    • Professional still cameras and equipment
    • Audio recording equipment

GUESTS AND THEIR BELONGINGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH UPON ENTRY OR RE-ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL.

LIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALLOW OR PROHIBIT ANY ITEM THAT MAY NOT BE LISTED

  • REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES: All ticket sales are final. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed after a ticket is purchased. Can’t make it? Give your ticket to a friend as a gift for being so great.
  • SECURITY: Safety is our absolute number one priority. We have public safety and medical staff on hand. We want everyone to have as much fun as possible within the civic code: don’t be a jerk to festival goers, don’t be a jerk to our staff, and don’t attempt to inflict harm on yourself or anyone else. It will get shut down swiftly and justly.
  • SERVICE ANIMALS: Individuals with disabilities shall be permitted to be accompanied by their service dogs in all accessible areas. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. Only service animals of the dog variety are allowed. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either.
  • STREET CLOSURES: Fifth Street will be closed from the east side of Sycamore to the west side of Broadway.
  • VIP: If you want to feel like a superstar, we've got you covered!  VIP tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, offering an enhanced experience with VIP-only viewing access at each stage, an indoor, air-conditioned VIP-exclusive lounge, a special MPMF17 laminate and t-shirt, five free drinks each day, and an open invitation to catered VIP receptions during specified times each day (TBA). Gluten free beer and vegetarian options will be available while supplies last.
  • WEATHER: Although the majority of acts at the festival will occur indoors, there is an outdoor stage. We have very little control over the weather. It might rain. It might be hot. Although less likely, it could blizzard, monsoon, and quake. We apologize in advance for any and all of these conditions. Tune into your favorite local weatherman for the latest updates and be prepared! ! PLEASE NOTE that umbrellas are not allowed within the ticketed area. We recommend suiting up in a super chic poncho in case of rain!
  • WRIST BANDS: Tickets will be swapped for wristbands at the gates!