Initial Artists Announced for 2015 MidPoint Music Festival

Pokey LaFarge
Pokey LaFarge

Organizers are announcing their first round of artists for MidPoint Music Festival. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event,September 25–27, are on sale now at

Ride / Purity Ring / Sylvan Esso / tUnE-yArDs / Zola Jesus
Strand Of Oaks / Cathedrals / Matthew E. White / Pokey LaFarge
Moon Duo / Betty Who / K.Flay / Sarah Jaffe / Bully
Ryley Walker / Beach Slang / Truly

Full schedules, stages and more acts in the lineup will be announced in the months leading up to the festival.

Artists interested in performing can still apply for a showcase spot through May 17 via

Festival organizers recently announced a shift in operating days, moving from aThursday, 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.

Cincinnati is in the midst of a renaissance. New development is happening throughout the city core.

  • Over-the-Rhine, on the National Register of Historic Places, was voted “Best Cincinnati Neighborhood” in CityBeat’s 2015 Best of Cincinnati.
  • Esquire ranked Cincinnati in its top 10 “Cities that Rock.”
  • Huffington Post highlighted a list including Cincinnati as one of the “Top 10 Cities for Relocation.”
  • And travel blog Jetsetter recently included Cincinnati in its list of the top 15 cities to visit in 2015.

MidPoint contributes to making Cincinnati a great place to live and work by giving artists and fans alike an opportunity to enjoy new live music.

Festival dates: Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tickets:            First round Weekend Pass $69; VIP Pass $149—Limited quantity
Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179
Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179—after Labor Day

Questions regarding artist submissions, festival sponsorship, or other general details:[email protected].