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MidPoint Music Festival continues its 13-year tradition on the region's frontline of music exploration. MidPoint's embrace of emerging artists reflects the same pioneering ethic of Cincinnati's celebrated music history and its present day music-makers.

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MPMF.14 will take place Thursday through Saturday Sept. 25-27 in downtown Cincinnati and the adjoining Over-the-Rhine district. Musical acts will be hosted on multiple stages within a walkable area, encouraging attendees to explore and discover. Temporary bike racks in front of several MidPoint venues will encourage even more exploration. 

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The end of summer (last day: Sept. 22) is
a bittersweet time in Cincinnati. “Bitter” (if
you’re an autumn hater) because school’s back
in session, you can’t go swimming as much and
the days and nights turn a little chillier. “Sweet”
because everything pumpkin spice is back, TV
gets better, Cincinnati’s notorious humidity
disappears and, best of all, the MidPoint Music
Festival returns!

If you’re a music lover, there’s no better
way to celebrate the first weekend of fall than
with MPMF. The festival returns Sept. 25-27
with the same mix of established and on-the-rise
musical acts that have made MidPoint a
must-attend event for so many in the region.

MPMF 2014 — the festival’s 13th year —
has plenty of well-known artists performing
(from hometown heroes The Afghan Whigs to
OK Go, Chromeo and beyond). But MidPoint is
about more than the headliners. At its essence,
it is a “tastemaker” festival, showcasing amazing
artists that may not be as widely known,
but will become more widely known in the
years to come.

Every year when other big music festivals
announce lineups, it’s always fascinating to see
how many MPMF alumni are featured. Those
festivals help MidPoint make a (ahem) point
— see these artists here first, in an intimate setting
and at an incredibly affordable cost ($79
for a three-day pass is one of the best music
festival deals in the country) before you have
to cough up well over $100 to watch them play
on a stage a half mile away under the burning
sun.

MidPoint is about great music and discovery. If you come to MPMF to just catch your
favorite band and then split, you’re missing out.
Once again, MidPoint has a remarkable lineup
from top to bottom; explore some of the artists
with whom you are unfamiliar before heading
to the event and you may just find your favorite
new musical act.

It's highly recommended that you
follow all of MidPoint’s social media outlets
so you can keep up to date on any schedule
adjustments, maybe find out about a show
that’s especially hoppin’ if you have a hole in
your schedule or discover things going down
that you may have otherwise missed. Mid-
Point’s Twitter (@MidPointMusic), Facebook
(facebook.com/midpointmusicfestival) and
Instagram (instagram.com/midpointmusicfestival)
accounts will have all of that and more.


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