Complete Line-Up for MidPoint Music Festival 2013


Cincinnati, Ohio, August 14, 2013 — More than 170 local, regional, national and international musical acts will come together in Cincinnati to perform at the 2013 MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF), which today releases the official showcase schedule on its website, The 12th annual festival will present three spectacular days of live music on 16 stages in Over The Rhine and adjoining Downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, Sept. 26, Friday Sept. 27 and Saturday Sept. 28, 2013.

Thursday September 26 Highlights

Shuggie Otis, Cody ChesnuTT, Kurt Vile and the Violators, The Thermals, Bleached, Snowmine, Baths, Ha Ha Tonka, Vandaveer, Nat Baldwin, Dent May

Friday September 27 Highlights

The Head And The Heart, Youth Lagoon, Warpaint, Murder By Death, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, Nicholas David (recent 3rd place finish on The Voice),  Secret Colours, Kishi Bashi, Caveman, Damien Jurado. On and On, San Fermin

Saturday September 28 Highlights
The Breeders, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Daughter, Foxygen, METZ, Wild Cub, Deap Vally, Birds of Chicago, Bad Veins, Twin Peaks

The Cincinnati music scene is well represented once again at this year’s MPMF. A list of area artists confirmed for the fest: Eclipse; Seabird; The Pinstripes; Young Heirlooms; Us, Today; Saturn Batteries; Sun Country; Darlene; Jody Stapleton and The Generals; Electric Citizen; Magnolia Mountain; Allan Pray; The Tigerlilies; Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups;Public; The Ready Stance; Mad Anthony; Mama’s Porch Band; Hickory Robot; Ben Lapps; Ohio Knife; Honeyspiders; New Vega; Archer’s Paradox; The Perfect Children; You, You’re Awesome; Goose; Chick Pimp, Coke Dealer at a Bar; Plastic Inevitables; redkattseven; SHADOWRAPTR; Halvsies; DAAP Girls; The Cincy Brass; We Are Snapdragon; Black Signal; The Happy Maladies; ADM; Molly Sullivan; Come On Caboose; SOHIO; and The Kickaways. And Cincy Indie Pop greats The Fairmount Girls are slated to make their record 12th consecutive appearance at the 12th annual festival.

“Thank you to our very special sponsors and partners who have committed to building and growing Cincinnati’s unique, annual music celebration,” said MPMF Artistic Director, Dan McCabe. “Thank you to Cincinnati’s musicians and music fans for helping us deliver another music festival that will showcase Cincinnati as a vibrant city rich in music history with a willingness to explore new frontiers in music-making.”

Find the full performance schedule online at

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



Arnolds Bar & Grill
210 E. Eighth St., Downtown
Below Zero Lounge
1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
Blue Wisp Jazz Club
700 Race St., Downtown
Contemporary Arts Center (all ages)
44 E. Sixth St., Downtown
The Drinkery
1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
1440 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
Japps Annex
1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Know Theatre of Cincinnati (2 stages)
1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine
Main Event
835 Main St., Downtown
Mainstay Rock Bar
301 W. 5th St., Downtown
Mr. Pitifuls
1323 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre (all ages)
317 E. 5th St., Downtown
Washington Park (all ages)
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Midpoint Midway – (free – all ages)
12th St., between Vine and Walnut


At you can buy three-day passes, VIP tickets and other “a la carte” tickets for single shows in Washington Park and at Grammers.
Full festival passes are $69 and includes Admission to all MidPoint venues and shows (subject to venue capacity rules) all 3 days, including Washington Park Main Stage.
VIP passes are $169.  A VIP pass provides priority admission to all MidPoint venues and shows all 3 days. VIP pass holders also receive exclusive access to catered VIP Reception Events each evening with complimentary food and beverages along with an exclusive viewing area at the Washington Park main stage.
A limited number of advanced guaranteed entry tickets are available for each show at Washington Park and Grammers. Ticket prices range from $15-$25.
To purchase your tickets, go directly to