Midpoint Music Festival 2011 showcase submission is now open via Sonic Bids


CINCINNATI — Musicians interested in performing at Cincinnati’s 10th annual MidPoint Music Festival will be able to submit a request for showcase consideration starting Feb. 25, when MidPoint’s early submission windows open via Sonic Bids. The submission process continues through May 16.

The MidPoint Music Festival hosted record crowds in 2010, as audiences sampled live music from local, regional, national and international artists on 25 stages over three nights. Highlights included exciting showcases by Best Coast, Surfer Blood, A Place to Bury Strangers, Caribou, Phantogram, Cults, Candy Claws and many more.

Musicians who desire a showcase slot at the 2011 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 22-24 must submit an application in order to be considered by MidPoint’s judging panel. The festival issues invitations to performers once the judging process is completed.

WHAT: 2011 MidPoint Music Festival showcase submissions

WHEN: Introductory pricing submission window Feb. 25-March 1, followed by early submission window March 2-31 (both include discounts on the application fee); regular submission window
April 1-May 16

HOW: Using the Sonic Bids online submission system, interested musicians prepare an electronic press kit (EPK) that includes band photos, biography, press clippings and three (3) original songs for consideration. A link to the submission system is featured at MidPoint’s web site, MPMF.com.

UPCOMING NEWS: The MidPoint Indie Summer Series returns to Fountain Square on Friday evenings June 3-Sept. 2. For the third consecutive year, MidPoint presents national, regional and local acts for free on downtown’s main public square. Look for the schedule of performers to be announced soon.

Also look for announcements in the coming months of MidPoint Music Festival details, including headlining performers, new venues, additional sponsors and expanded programming.

FOLLOW MIDPOINT: Keep up with festival news, find additional information and relive previous MidPoints at MPMF.com.