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  • Thanks so much #MPMF16!

    Thanks so much #MPMF16!

    Thanks so much for rocking out with us in 2016! We're pumped to hear that so many of you had a blast this year and can't wait to grow and keep getting better! Planning for #mpmf17 already underway...

  • API Poster Show at MPMF 2016

    API Poster Show at MPMF 2016

    MidPoint Music Festival is proud to announce the MPMF 2016 API Poster Show, presented by Powerhouse Factories in conjunction with the American Poster Institute! The poster show intends to showcase recent concert poster work by both regional and national poster artists, as well as celebrate the art of gig posters!

    Not only will there be a full lineup poster for sale, but artists will be creating artist-specific MPMF16 posters! If you're looking for a concert posters from a regional show from the past few years, you may be in luck, the artists will be selling some of their posters from past gigs!

    Who: Regional concert poster designers, including Powerhouse Factories (Newport), Studio Post Office (Louisville), We Have Become Vikings (Cincinnati), The Lodge (Bellevue), & many more! 

    Where: The poster artists will have dedicated stations within the API Poster Show Tent in the Midway on Sycamore for festival-goers to peruse and buy posters.


    When: The poster show will be open all throughout the weekend! On Friday 9/23, artists will be selling posters from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the tents will be open from 12:30pm to 11:00pm. Stop by and say hey.


    Make sure to stop by the API Poster Show Tent to see all of the awesome concert posters on display!

  • A MPMF Digital Guide

    A MPMF Digital Guide

    ICYMI- Cincinnati CityBeat created a digital version of their comprehensive guide to #MPMF16. You can read it online here, so you don't miss one second of action all weekend!

    Download the guide here!

  • Download the MPMF App!

    Download the MPMF App!

    Have you downloaded the official #MPMF16 app? We teamed up with Patchboard to put MidPoint in your pocket. The app is available for Apple and Android users and is your guide to all of what this year's MidPoint has to offer. You can customize your schedule right from your phone, so you don't miss any of the action! You can also discover new music before or during the festival.

    Download the official MidPoint app today!
    iOS: http://apple.co/2c8AV2G
    Android: http://bit.ly/2c4Yebl

  • Free Music at MidPoint thanks to Eli's BBQ

    Free Music at MidPoint thanks to Eli's BBQ

    Thanks to the generosity of Eli's BBQ, the fourth stage at MidPoint Music Festival will be open to the public, free of charge! Stop by 14th & Sycamore during the weekend, and watch some awesome local and national acts perform on the Eli's BBQ Stage!

  • MidPoint Music Festival Announces Full Schedule

    The daily schedule for #MPMF16 is finally here, along with the official MidPoint app! You can create your schedule, discover MPMF artists, look at the map, and much more! Visit the schedule page for more info!

    Download the official MidPoint app:
    iOS: http://apple.co/2c8AV2G
    Android: http://bit.ly/2c4Yebl

  • Full Lineup Announced for Midpoint Music Festival 2016

    Full Lineup Announced for Midpoint Music Festival 2016

    Single Day Tickets Go On Sale This Monday, August 15. Deadline to Purchase Three Day Passes is Approaching.

    Cincinnati, OH (August 10, 2016) The full artist lineup for the 16th annual Midpoint Music Festival is now available, featuring more than 75 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts performing at the Cincinnati festival in historic Over-The-Rhine this September. Single day tickets will go on sale this Monday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Three day passes are still available for purchase now but will no longer be available when single day tickets go on sale. 

    Friday, September 23 acts include: Future Islands, Tokyo Police Club, Antibalas, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Into It. Over It., Lau, Cereus Bright, The James Hunter Six, PUBLIC, Ona, Julia Jacklin, Dead Horses, Hoops, Molly Sullivan, Joesph, Pluto Revolts, Leggy, Royal Holland, Smut, Injecting Strangers and Darla.

    Saturday, September 24 acts include: JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Wolf Parade, Frightened Rabbit, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Car Seat Headrest, The Budos Band, Russian Circles, Helms Alee, Oh Pep!, Lucy Dacus, Mike Floss, Lucky Chops, Multimagic, The Harlequins, Honeyspiders, Sound & Shape, By Light We Loom, Mala In Se, Knife The Symphony, Wild Prxfits, Nights, Animal Mother, Smoke Signals…, Orchards, Baby Money & The Down Payments, Ryan Fine & The Media and Honduras.

    Sunday, September 25 acts include: Band Of Horses, Lucero, Houndmouth, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Nada Surf, Josh Ritter, The Wood Brothers, AJJ, Elephant Revival, Aloha, Joan Of Arc, Aubrie Sellers, Potty Mouth, Vandaveer, Keeps, Parsonsfield, Amber Arcades, Diners, Kepi Ghoulie, The Mobros, Blank Range, Young Heirlooms, The Easthills, Coconut Milk, Alone At 3am, Modern Aquatic, The Fervor, Darlene and Us, Today.

    Midpoint Music Festival will transform the historic Over-The-Rhine area into an all-day musical festival experience for people of all ages, as well as feature some of Cincinnati’s local restaurant and craft beer vendors. Four stages will be set up as part of the event in Over-the-Rhine, three of which will be ticketed, and one stage accessible to the public to enjoy at no cost.

     

    TICKETS: Three-day passes are on sale now* at the Taft Theatre Box Office, the Riverbend Music Center Box Office, MPMF.com and Ticketmaster.com ($99 plus applicable fees online, no service fees if purchased at a box office). Single day tickets will go on sale Monday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. ($50 plus applicable fees online, no service fees if purchased at a box office).

    *Three Day passes are only available until Monday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. After this time only single day tickets will be available.

    MORE INFORMATION:
    Website: www.MPMF.com
    Facebook: /midpointmusicfestival
    Twitter: @midpointmusic
    Instagram: @midpointmusicfestival

  • Midpoint Music Festival 2016 Initial Artist Lineup Announced

    Midpoint Music Festival 2016 Initial Artist Lineup Announced

    Annual Cincinnati Festival to feature Band Of Horses, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould & many more!

    September 23-25, 2016 | Cincinnati, OH | Over-the-Rhine

    Three-day & VIP passes on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m.

    CINCINNATI (June 8, 2016) – Music and Event Management Inc. announced today the initial lineup with over 30 acts for the 16th-annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF), set to take place September 23-25, 2016 in the Eastern part of Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, next to the Main street entertainment district near 12th and Sycamore streets. 

    MPMF will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming artists and bands as well as some of the biggest names to ever hit the MPMF stage. Four stages will be set up as part of the event in parking lots in Over-the-Rhine, three of which will be ticketed, and one stage will be accessible to the public to enjoy at no cost.

    Initial 2016 Artist Lineup: The first wave of artists for the 2016 event include Band Of Horses, Future Islands, JJ Grey & Mofro, Wolf Parade, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould, Nada Surf, Josh Ritter, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Mountain Goats, The Wood Brothers, Tokyo Police Club, Car Seat Headrest, Antibalas, Langhorne Slim, The Budos Band, Russian Circles, Elephant Revival, AJJ, The James Hunter Six, Aloha, Joan of Arc, Helms Alee, The World is a Beautiful Place…, Into It. Over It., Lucy Dacus and more. A second wave of artists will be announced later in the summer.

    “We cannot wait to see the transformation of this part of the neighborhood in September,” said Rick McCarty, festival organizer. “We are very excited to help continue the growth of this festival with a more diverse line up and immersive experience in Over-The-Rhine. The new location and layout should create an amazing weekend.”

    The experience and getting around: The Midpoint Music Festival will transform the historic and vibrant Over-The-Rhine area into a walkable and immersive all-day musical festival experience for people of all ages. The event will also feature some of Cincinnati’s top local restaurant and craft beer vendors and the city’s top artisan flavors, all adding to the inclusive atmosphere. Whether attendees travel to the event in their car, on foot, by bicycle, or using the new Cincinnati Streetcar, organizers encourage all festivalgoers to experience the festival as well as the resurgent surrounding neighborhood that has enjoyed a true renaissance over the past several years. Over-The-Rhine is one of Cincinnati’s most popular destinations for both locals and out-of-town visitors.

    Tickets: Three-day passes are on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased for only $99 at the Taft Theatre Box Office, the Riverbend Music Center Box Office, MPMF.com and Ticketmaster.com (plus applicable fees online, no service fees if purchased at a box office). VIP tickets will also be available for purchase for $140, and holders get an enhanced experience with the ability to receive access to a catered V.I.P. reception area each evening, with complimentary food, a private bar and private restrooms. More details on single day passes will be released upon announcement of the full lineup.

    Sponsorships and Vendor Submissions: Festival space, sponsorship packages and vendor submissions are still available and welcome. Contact Michele Ferrara at 513.232.5882 or mferrara@memi.biz.

    Artist Submissions: Any local or regional artists interested in participating in this year’s event are still available and welcome. All submissions should be made through the link on the MPMF website.

    About Midpoint Music Festival: Founded in 2001 and purchased by Cincinnati CityBeat in 2008, Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) is a three-day music festival centered around Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The festival has grown over the years to include such diverse artists as The Head And The Heart, Purity Ring, Iron And Wine, Grizzly Bear and The Afghan Whigs. 

    About Music and Event Management Inc.: Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, that produces over 250 events entertaining over 700,000 fans a year at its venues including Riverbend Music Center, PNC Pavilion (at Riverbend Music Center), Taft Theatre and The Ballroom at the Taft in Cincinnati and The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH. MEMI’s festival portfolio includes the production of LUMENOCITY, Cincy Cinco, The Ohio River Throwdown and Tall Stacks. 

    All artists are subject to change without notice.

    For more information:
    Website: www.MPMF.com
    Facebook: /midpointmusicfestival
    Twitter: @midpointmusic
    Instagram: @midpointmusicfestival

  • Midpoint Music Festival Announces Partnership With MEMI!

    Midpoint Music Festival Announces Partnership With MEMI!

    Cincinnati CityBeat is proud to announce today a new partnership with Music and Event Management Inc., a local company that has produced live music and other events for more than 25 years, to take over production of the MidPoint Music Festival beginning this fall.

    The 16th-annual Midpoint Music Festival will return under its new operators Sept. 23-25, 2016. More details are set to be announced in the coming weeks including, lineup announcements, ticketing information and details regarding local and regional artist submission.

    Founded in 2001 and purchased by CityBeat in 2008, MPMF is a three-day music festival centered around Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods. The festival has grown over the years to include such diverse artists as The Head And The Heart, Purity Ring, Iron And Wine, Grizzly Bear and The Afghan Whigs to name a few. “We are thrilled to form a strategic partnership with MEMI and the 2016 Midpoint Music Festival,” said CityBeat Publisher Tony Frank. “CityBeat and MEMI have a longstanding relationship that dates back to 1994. It made sense for us to partner with a local company that is engaged with the music community and has a proven track record of success.”

    Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, that produces over 250 events entertaining over 700,000 fans a year at its venues including Riverbend Music Center, PNC Pavilion (at Riverbend Music Center), Taft Theatre and The Ballroom at the Taft in Cincinnati and The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH.  The new partnership adds to MEMI’s portfolio of fesitvals they produce including LUMENOCITY, Cincy Cinco, The Ohio River Throwdown and Tall Stacks. “MEMI is very excited about the opportunity to use our booking, production and promotional resources to grow Midpoint,” said MEMI programming coordinator Rick McCarty. “We look forward to making this year’s Midpoint Music Festival the biggest and best the City, region, Over The Rhine and music fans have seen!”

    For more information about the Midpoint Music Festival, visit www.MPMF.com!

  • Official Festival Guide Now Available

    Official Festival Guide Now Available

    The annual festival of new music discovery is right around the corner. MidPoint fans can find the official festival guide in this week's issue of CityBeat on newsstands today. You can also find an online version at CityBeat here.

    This guide, put together by CityBeat music editor Mike Breen and his staff of music writers, covers every band showcasing at MidPoint.

    The descriptions are pretty entertaining. Since some fans are unfamiliar with many of the bands performing, it's a great opportunity to dig in for some research on what you want to direct your attention towards night by night.

    Quick overview of MidPoint 2015 facts:

    • MidPoint is in its 14th year focusing on musical exploration
    • MidPoint is where you discover your new favorite band
    • 10 stages in Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati (4 stages are all ages; others are 21+)
    • This is the first year ever to operate on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    FREE Kickoff Happy Hour Party

    • An album release concert by Dale Earnhardt JR. JR. in Washington Park, 6 p.m. Friday, presented by P&G

    Bands by the numbers

    • 120 bands scheduled
    • 42 bands are local/regional
    • Furthest distance bands: Australia (Big Scary) and New Zealand (Salad Boys)

    Getting around is simple

    • Venues are a breeze to walk from show to show
    • Wristband (V.I.P., Weekend, or One-Day pass) gets you into ALL venues
    • Single venue À la Carte pricing available at the door
    • Biking is encouraged. City will have bike racks near most venues.
    • Cincy Red Bike is also near many venues.

    WRISTBAND REDEMPTION

    • Tickets that have been purchased in advance must be redeemed for festival wristbands at the MPMF box office locations in Washington Park. Wristbands will not be available at the individual venues. 

    MPMF BOX OFFICES

    • Washington Park at 14th & Race streets. Purchase tickets or redeem advanced tickets for wristbands.
      Hours: Friday 5–10 p.m.; Saturday 2–10 p.m.; Sunday 4–10 p.m.
    • Washington Park at 12th & Race streets. Purchase tickets or redeem advanced tickets for wristbands. Also serves as an information center. Hours: Friday and Saturday 4–10 p.m.; Sunday 4–8 p.m.

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