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 downtow
“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)
1401 Sycamore Street (all ages)
1207 Main Street, 2nd Floor
MOTR Pub presented by MUSICLi
1345 Main Street
1323 Main Street
317 East Fifth Street (all ages)
1150 Main Street
1230 Elm Street (all ages)
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 bandsand our city’s center, we are putting our best foot forward towards showing this is a great place to live, work and play.
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
A full performance schedule is now online at www.MPMF.com/schedule. 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 $14— SOLD OUT
Second round Weekend Pass $79; VIP Pass $179
Third round Weekend Pass $89; VIP Pass $179—after Labor Day
One Day Pass $40
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.
Iron & Wine
Strand Of Oaks
All Them Witches
Matthew E. White
Pure Bathing Culture
The Moth & The Flame
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Roadkill Ghost Choir
The Besnard Lakes
Mild High Club
Low Cut Connie
What Moon Things
Forest & The Evergreens
Bones Jugs N Harmony
Charles Walker Band
The Ghost Wolves
The Almighty Get Down
Marcus Alan Ward
Gran Bel Fisher
Tyler Childers & The Foodstamps
Miracles Of Modern Science
Sweet & The Sweet Sweets
Left & Right
Nick D’ & the Believers