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  • 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.

  • Create My Own Schedule Now Available

    Create My Own Schedule Now Available

    120 bands. 10 stages. That's a lot to see. Some festival goers like to keep it loose, but if you know there's a band you just can't miss, you may want to use our "Create My Own Schedule" feature. Plan ahead and know exactly what venue you want to be at and when. 

    To save your custom schedule:

    1. Go to our schedule page and click on the red Create My Own Schedule button (or click it right here).
    2. Register so the website can remember your choices.
    3. Choose the bands you know you want to see and then select Save My Schedule.

     

    To open the custom schedule you've saved:

    1. Go to our schedule page and click on the Create My Own Schedule button.
    2. Click on the grey View My Schedule button. View either by showcase time or by venue.

    BONUS— share your perfect schedule with friends on Facebook or Twitter

     

    MidPoint does NOT have a mobile app. But MPMF.com is a very friendly mobile site that can be useful during the festival. Plan ahead and you can easily access the site (for maps, custom schedules, band bios, etc.) during the festival.

    To add MPMF.com to your mobile home screen:

     

    1. In your mobile web browser go to MPMF.com
    2. For iPhones: click the square options button at the bottom of the screen and then select "Add to Home Screen"
      For Android: click the top right corner (looks like a three-dot colon) and then select "Add to Home Screen"
    3. Now you can access it as easily as an app.

    Add To Home Screen 

  • MusicLi To Launch At MidPoint

    MusicLi To Launch At MidPoint

    MusicLi, an online music licensing service that focuses on local and regional music, will officially launch during the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival. Look for this Cincinnati startup as the official stage sponsor at MOTR Pub.

    WVXU's Jim Nolan sat down to speak with founders Brad Schnittger and Dave Davis about their launch. Listen to the interview here.

    You can also watch a video that overviews the service here.

    MUSICLi Overview (Watch this first) from MUSICLi on Vimeo.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. kicks off MidPoint with free concert

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. kicks off MidPoint with free concert

    Special album release show in new MidPoint Indie Craft Village presented by P&G

    MidPoint Music Festival fans…start your engines! Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. kicks off this year’s festival with a free concert at 6 p.m., Friday, September 25 in the new MidPoint Indie Craft Village in Washington Park.

    Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com. 

    This showcase is free, thanks to P&G, who invites the whole community out to start the festival weekend with a happy-hour party in the heart of MidPoint’s latest addition.

    “Events like MidPoint add so much to the culture of our city,” said Barbara Hauser, P&G community relations manager. “We’re pleased to play a role with this new craft village and encourage everyone to enjoy all the great live music that’s in store.”

    DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. SHIFTS GEARS TO BECOME JR JR
    With the festival now operating Friday through Sunday for the first year ever, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will commence three days of music on 10 stages in the Over-the-Rhine and downtown. This will be an album release show, as the band’s third full-length, JR JR, hits the streets that same day.

    Since forming the project in 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has gained a significant following. So much so, that their name, which was chosen as a witty homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr., has now begun to cause more confusion than desired. The band now wants to be called JR JR

    For the record, the NASCAR driver is a true fan and tweeted this regarding the news: “hate it had to end fellas.” MidPoint launches their fall tour and will be the first show with the new moniker. 

    MIDPOINT INDIE CRAFT VILLAGE: ALL THAT’S REQUIRED IS A THIRST FOR GOOD BEER AND ART
    After having a successful four-year run with the MidPoint Midway on 12th Street, festival organizers were asked to end that stage and street fair due to track construction for the streetcar. It’s actually a good move for everyone. 

    A new, non-ticketed area on Washington Park’s south end, deemed the MidPoint Indie Craft Village, will feature a variety of food, craft beer sellers and the exhibition and sale of handmade art and crafts from regional artists.

    HOURS FOR MIDPOINT INDIE CRAFT VILLAGE
    Craft beer will be available each day.
    Friday 5–10 p.m.
    Saturday 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (Craft makers 11 a.m.­–6 p.m.)
    Sunday 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (Craft makers 11 a.m.­–6 p.m.)

    A detailed listing of artists, vendors and craft beers will be announced soon. 

    MidPoint Indie Craft Village will house the ticket will call and information center. People looking to turn in ticket vouchers for V.I.P., weekend, and single-day wristbands will want to come here.

    ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE AT MPMF.COM
    First round Weekend Pass $69; VIP Pass $149 — SOLD OUT
    Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179 — NOW AVAILABLE
    Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179 — after Labor Day
    Single Day Pass $40 — NOW AVAILABLE
    Single Day Washington Park Only $25 advance ($30 door) — NOW AVAILABLE

    ALL venues will offer the option of À la Carte pricing at the door, which covers that night at that venue.

    If you have questions on tickets, please refer to our tickets or FAQ pages.

  • MidPoint Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

    MidPoint Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

    Musicians from five countries, 41 cities, and across the tri-state region will hit the stage in Cincinnati for MidPoint Music Festival. Approximately 120 acts will perform at this year’s event, scheduled for September 25–27, 2015.

    Fans eager to see the full slate of artists, stages and show times can find a full schedule online at MPMF.com, along with tickets for single day and weekend passes.

    “People crave to discover that band that’s about to break out. We’re presenting a great cross section of what’s new today,” said Dan Bockrath, festival producer. “It’s a big bang for your buck with this amount of talent.”

     

    EXPERIENCE LIVE MUSIC FOR THREE DAYS
    The 14th annual festival will present three days of music on 10 stages in the Over-the-Rhine and downtown. For the first time in 14 years, organizers have shifted festival dates from a Thursday, Friday, Saturday format to now run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The change is the result of feedback from fans. 

    “For those who want to make the trip from somewhere nearby, like Pittsburgh or Chicago, MidPoint showcases throughout the weekend should make it an easier decision,” said Dan McCabe, creative director.

    “The festival has consistently put out a great live music experience. We are hoping to connect more fans with their new favorite band with this change.”

     

    2015 MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL VENUES
    MidPoint adds three new venues this year with the Woodward Theater, Maudie’s and an outdoor stage at the corner of 14th and Sycamore Streets.

    Fans younger than 21 can enjoy showcases at the all-ages stages at Christian Moerlein, Taft Ballroom, Lightborne Lot, and Washington Park. Parents eager to see some live music with their kids may want to take note that children under 10 years of age can attend showcases on the Washington Park main stage for free with a paying adult.

     

    Arnold’s Bar & Grill
    210 East Eighth Street

    Christian Moerlein Brewery
    1621 Moore Street (all ages)

    Lightborne Lot
    1401 Sycamore Street (all ages)

    Maudie's
    1207 Main Street, 2nd Floor

    MOTR Pub presented by MUSICLi
    1345 Main Street

    Mr. Pitiful’s
    1323 Main Street

    Taft Ballroom
    317 East Fifth Street (all ages)

    The Drinkery
    1150 Main Street

    Washington Park
    1230 Elm Street (all ages)

    Woodward Theater
    1404 Main Street

     

    EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE
    Since 2001, MidPoint's goal has been to help you discover your new favorite band. Our embrace of today's emerging artists is born of the same spirit employed by Cincinnati's celebrated musical pioneers, who always reached for something new. This festival isn’t as much about the flavor-of-the-month, but rather a tastemaker’s event where the bands performing will be what people are talking about next year.

    For three days, fans can walk easily between venues dotted throughout beautiful, resurgent Over-the-Rhine. This collection of young creative talent amongst an architecturally rich urban setting makes MidPoint a one-of-a-kind experience. Unlike some festivals on a farm or a huge fielded area that could be anywhere, MidPoint carries the heart of our city with intimate performances in smaller clubs and theaters.

    Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati are two of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the entire Midwest. We expect fans to not only enjoy the music, but also savor the many restaurants, cafés, and food trucks; our beautifully rebuilt Washington Park; and our handsome German-heritage buildings that make Cincinnati unique.

    Cincinnati is one of the best music cities in the world. With MidPoint showcasing bands and our city’s center, we are putting our best foot forward towards showing this is a great place to live, work and play. 

    BICYCLES ENCOURAGED
    It is fairly easy to hop from show to show, but with 8 venues in Over-the-Rhine and two located downtown, not every showcase will be a quick walk. But it is a quick bike ride. Festival organizers will continue to partner with the City of Cincinnati to place a number of bike racks in strategic locations. We encourage everyone to save their feet for the dance floor and bring their bike to get to those must-see bands faster. 

     

    MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
    Friday September 25
    Purity Ring; Heartless Bastards; Matthew E. White; All Them Witches; Sarah Jaffe; and Bully

    Saturday September 26
    Ride; Sylvan Esso; Zola Jesus; Cathedrals; Patrick Watson; Strand of Oaks; Caspian; and Ryley Walker

    Sunday September 27
    Iron & Wine; Tune-Yards; Pokey LaFarge; K.Flay; Lydia Loveless; Moon Duo; and Pure Bathing Culture

    All artists are subject to change without notice. Schedule updates and further festival news will be available at MPMF.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    TICKETS ON SALE AT MPMF.COM
    Festival dates: Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Tickets:            First round Weekend Pass $69; VIP Pass $149 — SOLD OUT
                            Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179 — NOW AVAILABLE
                            Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179 — after Labor Day
                            One Day Pass $40 — NOW AVAILABLE

    ALL venues will offer the option of À la Carte pricing at the door, which covers that night at that venue. Entry into any MidPoint venue is subject to legal capacity limits.

    Weekend Pass holders get admission to all MidPoint showcases.

    V.I.P. Pass holders get an enhanced experience with the ability to skip lines with priority admission, plus they receive access to catered V.I.P. reception events each evening, with complimentary food and beverages. An exclusive V.I.P. viewing area is included at the Washington Park stage.

    One Day Pass holders get admission to all MidPoint showcases that day.

     

    MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP
    New additions in BOLD. Note: Any and all performers, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

    • Purity Ring
    • Ride
    • Iron & Wine
    • Sylvan Esso
    • Tune Yards
    • Heartless Bastards
    • Zola Jesus
    • Patrick Watson
    • Cathedrals
    • Strand Of Oaks
    • All Them Witches
    • Lydia Loveless
    • Matthew E. White
    • Moon Duo
    • K.Flay
    • Caspian
    • Pokey LaFarge
    • Tristen
    • Bully
    • The Donkeys
    • Pure Bathing Culture
    • Ryley Walker
    • Nick Diamonds
    • The Moth & The Flame
    • Alberta Cross
    • The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
    • Sarah Jaffe
    • Roadkill Ghost Choir
    • American Wrestlers
    • Truly
    • Great Peacock
    • White Reaper
    • Young Empires
    • The Besnard Lakes
    • Mild High Club
    • Heaters
    • Low Cut Connie
    • Vinyl Williams
    • Diet Cig
    • Good Graeff
    • Big Scary
    • HOWARD
    • Mothers
    • Sphynx
    • Public
    • NE-HI
    • Turbo Fruits
    • Dirty Fences
    • Buffalo Killers
    • Aero Flynn
    • EZTV
    • Beach Slang
    • What Moon Things
    • Little Racer
    • The Harlequins
    • Wild Ones
    • Cole DeGenova
    • Salad Boys
    • Heat
    • Rose Quartz
    • Jackson Scott
    • Holiday Mountain
    • Kinky Love
    • Grandchildren
    • Kid Runner
    • Chrome Pony
    • Xoe Wise
    • Forest & The Evergreens
    • Bones Jugs N Harmony
    • Charles Walker Band
    • The Ghost Wolves
    • Noah Smith
    • Alanna Royale
    • Leggy
    • The Almighty Get Down
    • The Yugos
    • Marcus Alan Ward
    • Young Heirlooms
    • Jane Decker
    • Culture Queer 
    • Automagik
    • GGOOLLDD
    • Gran Bel Fisher
    • Ona
    • Tyler Childers & The Foodstamps
    • Miracles Of Modern Science
    • Bailiff
    • Coconut Milk
    • Kate Wakefield
    • Orchards
    • Sweet & The Sweet Sweets
    • Dawg Yawp
    • Little Lights
    • DAAP Girls
    • Varsity
    • Fine Animal
    • JSPH
    • Kaleidico
    • Elk Creek
    • The Glazzies
    • Left & Right
    • NO/NO 
    • Nick D' & the Believers
    • Ancient Warfare
    • Multimagic
    • Eclipse Movement
    • Us, Today
    • Mad Anthony
    • Bulletville

  • Heartless Bastards Lead Third Group of MidPoint Artists

    Heartless Bastards Lead Third Group of MidPoint Artists

    MidPoint organizers announced today a third group of artists, led by hometown favorites Heartless Bastards. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com.

    Heartless Bastards / Nick Diamonds / Good Graeff / Heat / Nick D' & the Believers / Roadkill Ghost Choir / Ona / The Eagle Rock Gospel Choir / Alanna Royale / Sphynx / Charles Walker Band / EZTV / Miracles of Modern Science / Bailiff / The Ghost Wolves / Wild Ones / Big Scary / Mothers / Xoe Wise / Turbo Fruits / Young Empires / Grandchildren / Forest and The Evergreens / Great Peacock / Kinky Love / Elk Creek / Ancient Warfare / What Moon Things / Bones Jugs N Harmony / Little Racer / GGOOLLDD / No/No / Kid Runner / Chrome Pony / Dirty Fences / Rose Quartz / Jackson Scott / Eclipse Movement / MULTIMAGIC / Sweet & the Sweet Sweets / Dawg Yawp / Gran Bel Fisher / Automagik / Coconut Milk / Jane Decker / Orchards / Kate Wakefield / Little Lights / DAAP Girls / The Yugos / Marcus Alan Ward / The Harlequins / Tyler Childers & the Food Stamps / Young Heirlooms / Us, Today / Public / Salad Boys / Holiday Mountain / The Almighty Get Down / Noah Smith / Leggy

    Heartless Bastards, touring in support of their new album, Restless One, will headline the Christian Moerlein Stage on Friday night. Other artists recently announced include Friday highlights Purity Ring and Matthew E. White; Saturday highlights Ride and Sylvan Esso; and Sunday highlights Iron & Wine and Tune Yards. Single-day passes will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Friday, July 17.

    Full schedules, stages and more acts in the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Using a collection of clubs, theaters, and city parks—all easy to walk or bike between—fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal in one of the most intimate festival settings around.

    It’s this blend of tastemaker talent showcased in Cincinnati’s beautiful urban atmosphere that makes MidPoint unique amongst today’s music festival landscape. Dollar for dollar, MidPoint is one of the best music festival values in the entire country.

    Festival dates: Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Tickets:            First round Weekend Pass $69; VIP Pass $149 — SOLD OUT
                            Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179 — NOW AVAILABLE
                            Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179 — after Labor Day

                            Single Day Pass $40 — ON SALE 9 A.M. FRIDAY JULY 17

     

    LAST CHANCE: Weekend Passes will be available in person this Friday, July 10, at MidPoint Indie Summer with a $10 discount off the current price. This week’s Indie Summer runs from 7–11 p.m. on Fountain Square and features Saint Motel, The Modern Novas, Grenades!?, and Jane Decker.

  • Iron & Wine Leads Second Round of MidPoint Artists

    Iron & Wine Leads Second Round of MidPoint Artists

    MidPoint organizers announced today a second group of artists. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com.

    Iron & Wine / Patrick Watson / Lydia Loveless / Pure Bathing Culture / All Them Witches / Caspian / American Wrestlers / Aero Flynn / The Donkeys / NE-HI / White Reaper / HOWARD / Mild High Club / Low Cut Connie / Vinyl Williams / Yumi Zouma / Mikhael Paskalev / Huntertones / The Yawpers / Diet Cig

    Full schedules, stages and more acts in the lineup will be announced in a few weeks.

    Sam Beam is a singer-songwriter who has been creating music as Iron & Wine for more than a decade. Through the course of five albums, numerous EPs and singles, Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. He will be performing with a full band for MidPoint, featuring songs from the entire back catalog and debuting new ones.

    Festival organizers recently announced a shift in operating days, moving from a Thursday, Friday, Saturday format to running Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The change is intended to open more daytime programming opportunities and make it easier for fans to commit to enjoying an entire weekend of music in Cincinnati.

    MidPoint continues to focus on presenting a diverse lineup of pioneering performers and new music explorers in the neighborhoods of Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.

    Using a collection of clubs, theaters, and city parks—all easy to walk or bike between—fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal in one of the most intimate festival settings around.

    It’s this blend of tastemaker talent showcased in Cincinnati’s beautiful urban atmosphere that makes MidPoint unique amongst today’s music festival landscape. Dollar for dollar, MidPoint is one of the best music festival values in the entire country.

    Festival dates: Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Tickets:            First round Weekend Pass $69; VIP Pass $149 — SOLD OUT
                            Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179 — NOW AVAILABLE
                            Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179 — after Labor Day

    NOTE: Weekend Passes will be available in person this Friday, June 12, at MidPoint Indie Summer with a $10 discount off the current price. This week’s Indie Summer runs from 7–11 p.m. on Fountain Square and features Kopecky, Broncho, Coconut Milk, and Near Earth Objects.

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