A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the festival in 2017!! We hope everyone had a blast, made some musical memories (the BEST kind in our opinion!), and fell in love with new bands, local and otherwise! We hope to see you again soon!
Schedule, Stage, and Ticket Updates!
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! So look, here's the deal. We want as many people to see all the bands they really want to see, because music is important to us (and you, it would seem!) So, we moved some things around to accommodate what we were hearing from the fans AND to make the fest a more intimate, immersive experience for everyone attending.
That being said, you should hightail it on over to our SCHEDULE page to see what's been massaged to get the experience the most right and the most tight.
WORD TO THE WISE: WEEKEND PASSES and VIP PASSES are going OFF SALE on WEDNESDAY (9/20) at HIGH NOON, EST. Please hear us when we say this! Weekend passes and VIP passes are going off sale Wednesday at noon. If you want to attend the fest both days, you should (not trying to "should" on you, but for real, you should) get your weekend passes NOW! Let's pretend it's Wednesday, at 12:01 pm, and you decide that you want a weekend pass. You'll have to buy two single day passes. Consider yourself warned, aware, and informed.
In other news, MIDPOINT IS A WEEK AWAY, HURRAY!
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST!!
We have your chance to WIN 2 VIP Tickets to Midpoint Music Festival 2017, along with our exclusive VIP Merch Pack, that could feature your design!! For more information on contest rules and how to submit your design, click here.
Single day tickets & daily lineups are here!
It's here! The full lineup! Who's playing what day! The single day passes! They're ALL HERE!!!!!! First, the artists:
The lineup for Saturday, September 23 will feature: The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, Frightened Rabbit, Filthy Friends, Valerie June, Citizen, Preoccupations, Pile, The Cactus Blossoms, William Elliott Whitmore, Bedouine, Welles, Adam Torres, DYAN, AMPLINE, David Luning, Mad Anthony, Virginia Man, Swarming Branch, Kid Stardust, Even Tiles, Youth Yamada, Lemon Sky, The Speedbumps, Saturn Batteries, Blossom Hall, Rachel Mousie, and Lo, The Loyal Conscripts.
The lineup for Sunday, September 24 will feature: WALK THE MOON, BADBADNOTGOOD, Noname, Dan Deacon, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mandolin Orange, Charly Bliss, Flint Eastwood, The Ghost Of Paul Revere, Urban Renewal Project, Harbour, Amy O., Jeremy Pinnell, Young Heirlooms, Automagik, LEDGES, B.Miles, Daniel In Stereo, Varsity, Sphynx, Edward & Jane, Bicentennial Bear, A Delicate Motor, Moonbeau, Current Events, Coastal Club, and The Long Lost.
Download the MPMF app from your local app store and start building your weekend out NOW!! Additionally, single day passes are $65 and will go on sale Wednesday (8/9) at 11am! A word to the wise: weekend passes will only be available for a limited time once single day passes go on sale. We hope to see your gorgeous face all weekend though, tbh!
Peace and love,
More bands released in MPMF17 lineup!
More bands, more bands! This second wave of artists introduces supergroup Filthy Friends (members of Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M., the Minus 5, and King Crimson), post-punk noise rockers Preoccupations, and neo-soul big band Urban Renewal Project to the Midpoint lineup this year! Additionally, we'll see post-hardcore group Pile, some indie rock with Welles, an appearance by Cincinnati up-and-comers Harbour, and indie pop songstress Amy O!
These newly released acts will join the stages with those already announced: WALK THE MOON, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, BADBADNOTGOOD, Valerie June, Frightened Rabbit, Dan Deacon, Noname, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Citizen, Mandolin Orange, The Cactus Blossoms, Aaron Lee Tasjan, William Elliott Whitmore, Charly Bliss, Bedouine, Flint Eastwood, Ghost of Paul Revere, David Luning, DYAN and Adam Torres.
A final wave of artists, including local and regional acts, will be announced in the coming weeks! ...Is it fall yet?!
Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires kick off MPMF with soul!
We've teamed up with the Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall to present Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires on Friday, September 22nd at Memorial Hall. One of the most enthralling soul and rhythm and blues singers, Charles Bradley is this year’s MPMF kick-off concert and the fifth concert in the Longworth-Anderson Series 2017 season.
Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, Charles Bradley comes to Cincinnati as part of his successful 2016/17 world tour in support of his latest album Changes released in 2016 on Daptone Records. His star has been on the rise since the release of his widely-praised 2011 debut album No Time for Dreaming, and his ascent continued after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love.
Reserved tickets for Charles Bradley start at $45.00 (plus applicable fees), go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10:00 AM at www.memorialhallotr.com. The ticket price includes the receptions prior to and following the performance. This concert is a kick off celebration event for MidPoint Music Festival weekend but requires separate tickets for entry and is not included as part of a MidPoint Music Festival Weekend Pass.
TA-DA! It's HERE! Meet MPMF.17
Annual Cincinnati music festival will feature WALK THE MOON, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, BADBADNOTGOOD, VALERIE JUNE, NONAME & many more!
It's here guys and gals: the initial lineup of more than 20 artists for the 17th-annual Midpoint Music Festival happening Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in downtown Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre and Cincinnati Masonic Center, near 5th and Sycamore streets.
As always, MPMF will feature local, regional, national, and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming artists and bands in addition to some of the biggest names in festival history. Taking place at a new location this year, fans can enjoy music across four stages at the Taft Theatre, the Ballroom at the Taft Theatre, the Cathedral at the Masonic Lodge, and an outdoor stage on 5th Street at Broadway.
Initial 2017 Artist Lineup: The first wave of artists for the 2017 event includes WALK THE MOON, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, BADBADNOTGOOD, Valerie June, Frightened Rabbit, Dan Deacon, Noname, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Citizen, Mandolin Orange, The Cactus Blossoms, Aaron Lee Tasjan, William Elliott Whitmore, Charly Bliss, Bedouine, Flint Eastwood, Ghost of Paul Revere, David Luning, DYAN, Adam Torres. A second wave of artists, including local and regional acts, will be announced later in the summer.
Tickets: Weekend passes are on sale this Friday, June 30 at 11 a.m. for only $115 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 $225, 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 invitation to catered VIP receptions each evening, with complimentary food and a private bar. Single day passes will go on sale later this summer, pending availability; it is not guaranteed that single day passes will be available.
All artists are subject to change without notice.
Check Out the MPMF16 Highlight Reel Now!
Midpoint 2016 has come and gone, but along the way some incredible memories were made. Maybe it was Reggie Watts’ goofy charisma that stuck with you. Or maybe the thought of Bob Mould’s set gives you chills to think about- you did witness the king of an alt rock empire, after all. Maybe your favorite memories of Midpoint 2016 involve your ride-or-die locals; some of our favorite sets were those very ones! Whatever your preference, we know that musical memories can be among the most meaningful and lasting and thanks to Bluestone Creative and Alias Imaging, we are now able to relive some of those moments through the MPMF16 Highlight Reel! Thank you for supporting the festival, live music, and the city that we love to live in!
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
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!
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!