Clifton Heights Music Festival Announces Lineup for Fourth Installment – 4/1 – 4/2/11

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The Clifton Heights Music Festival, a bi-annual music festival and pub crawl in Cincinnati, recently announced their lineup for the event’s fourth installment. You, You’re Awesome, Josiah Wolf (of Why?) and Liz Hodson, Walk the Moon, No No Knots and The Harlequins are just a few of the 80+ performances booked over seven venues in the Clifton Heights neighborhood of Cincinnati.

Though many of bands are returning CHMF artists, a handful of artists are making their CHMF debut, including indie pop collective The Minor Leagues, jam rock outfit The Never Setting Suns and folk two-piece Shiny and the Spoon. Music fans can even catch a few out-of-towners like heavy rockers Candidate (Lexington, KY) and orchestral folk group The Ridges (Athens, OH).

Clifton Heights Music Festival was created in October 2009 to serve Cincinnati’s community by promoting its art and music. According to founder Rome Ntukogu, Cincinnati has a reputation for playing host to talented individuals that often have to look to other cities with larger markets to gain attention. CHMF was created based on the belief that a home should be built for that talent.

In just 18 months the event has grown immensely. Festival-goers can now see bands at seven venues: Rohs Street Cafe, Baba Budan’s Coffeehouse and Bar, Uncle Woody’s Pub, Mac’s Pizza Pub, Christy’s Biergarten, Murphy’s Pub and new addition The Mad Frog. The lineup, meanwhile, has expanded from 35 bands in 2009 to over 80 acts, including MCs, comics and street performances. The changes did not go unnoticed; by CHMF 3, total attendance had reached over 7,500.

“Our attendance of over 7,000 since our start 18 months ago is a testament to our belief that neighbors coming out to support what their neighbors create has much worth, and can bring a community together in a positive way,” says founder and director, Rome Ntukogu.

The Clifton Heights Music Festival will take place April 1 and 2, 2011. Shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.

Advance tickets available via CincyTicket.com and at each venue that night:
One-day passes: $5 advance / $8
Two-day passes: $10 advance / $12
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APRIL 1, 2011

Rohs Street Cafe –
9:00-9:30 – Marmalade Brigade
9:45-10:15 – Shiny and The Spoon
10:30-11:00 – Acarya
11:15 – Close – The Happy Maladies

Baba Budan’s Bar and Coffeehouse –
9:30-10:15 – Candidate
10:30-11:00 – Don’t Fear The Satellites
11:15-11:45 – Hazle Weatherfield
12:00-12:30 – The Minor Leagues
12:45-Close – Hip Hop Set w/ Trademark Aaron, Da 3rd Element, Citoak, Camp David, Moxy Monster, Skandal Da Ruckus Man.

Uncle Woody’s –
9:00-9:30 – Waiting On Ben
9:45-10:15 – Peanut Butter Solution
10:30-11:00 – Up Dog
11:15-11:45 – Mia Carruthers and The Retros
12:00 – 12:30– Dan Orlando
12:45-Close – Frankly Speaking

Mac’s Pizza Pub –
9:30-10:15 – Sassy Molasses
10:30-11:00 – Kelly Fine
11:15-11:45 – Zella Whelms
12:00-12:30 – Pharoah Loosey
12:45-Close – You, You’re Awesome

Christy’s Biergarten –
9:00-9:30 – The Comforts
9:30-10:15 – Free Sophia
10:30-11:00 – Majestic Man
11:15-11:45 – Josiah Wolf & Liz Hodson
12:00-12:30 – Perfect Norm
12:45-Close – Walk The Moon

Murphy’s Pub –
9:30-10:15 – Star Hustler
10:30-11:00 – Oso Bear
11:15-11:45 -Madras Lounge
12:00-12:30 – J Dorsey Blues Band
12:45-Close – The Skeetones

The Mad Frog –
9:30-10:15 – The Kickaways
10:30-11:00 – The Best Revenge
11:15-11:45 – The Upset Victory
12:00-12:30 – Mad Anthony
12:45-Close – Bottom Line

APRIL 2ND, 2011

Rohs Street Cafe –
9:00-9:30 – Shiny Old Soul
9:45-10:15 – Indigo Wild
10:30-11:00 – iolite
11:15-Close – The Ridges

Baba Budan’s Bar and Coffeehouse –
8:00-9:00 – Stand-Up Comedy Block with Mike Cody, Alex Stone, Kelly Collette, Mike”Meat” Cronin, Sam Evans, & Tabari McCoy
9:30-10:15 – The Plastic Inevitables
10:30-11:00 – Pike
11:15-11:45 – The Guild of Calamitous Intent
12:00-12:30 – Loudmouth
12:45-Close – The Frankl Project

Mac’s Pizza Pub –
10:00-10:30 – Vaudeville Freud
10:45-11:15 – Glass Winged Sharpshooters
11:30-12:00 – The Cliftones
12:15-12:45 – SHADOWRAPTR
1:00-Close – Chick Pimp

Christy’s Biergarten –
9:30-10:15 – Hours Before Morning
10:30-11:00 – Drew LaPlante & The Prosperity
11:15-11:45 – The Ohms
12:00-12:30 – Eclipse
12:45-Close – No No Knots

Murphy’s Pub –
9:30-10:15 – Dusty Bryant
10:30-11:00 – Sparrow Bellows
11:15-11:45 – The Ready Stance
12:00-12:30 – The Harlequins
12:45-Close – Buckra

The Mad Frog –
9:30-10:00– Branden Meade
10:15-10:45 – The Shy Spots
11:00-11:30 – The Dukes
11:45-12:15 – The Never Setting Suns
12:30-Close – Josh Eagle & The Harvest City