Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. kicks off MidPoint Music Festival with free concert

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MidPoint Music Festival fans…start your engines! Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. kicks off this year’s festival with a free concert at 6 p.m., Friday, September 25 in the new MidPoint Indie Craft Village in Washington Park.

Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com.

This showcase is free, thanks to P&G, who invites the whole community out to start the festival weekend with a happy-hour party in the heart of MidPoint’s latest addition.

“Events like MidPoint add so much to the culture of our city,” said Barbara Hauser, P&G community relations manager. “We’re pleased to play a role with this new craft village and encourage everyone to enjoy all the great live music that’s in store.”

DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. SHIFTS GEARS TO BECOME JR JR
With the festival now operating Friday through Sunday for the first year ever, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will commence three days of music on 10 stages in the Over-the-Rhine and downtown. This will be an album release show, as the band’s third full-length, JR JR, hits the streets that same day.

Since forming the project in 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has gained a significant following. So much so, that their name, which was chosen as a witty homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr., has now begun to cause more confusion than desired. The band now wants to be called JR JR.

For the record, the NASCAR driver is a true fan and tweeted this regarding the news: “hate it had to end fellas.” MidPoint launches their fall tour and will be the first show with the new moniker.

MIDPOINT INDIE CRAFT VILLAGE: ALL THAT’S REQUIRED IS A THIRST FOR GOOD BEER AND ART
After having a successful four-year run with the MidPoint Midway on 12th Street, festival organizers were asked to end that stage and street fair due to track construction for the streetcar. It’s actually a good move for everyone.

A new, non-ticketed area on Washington Park’s south end, deemed the MidPoint Indie Craft Village, will feature a variety of food, craft beer sellers and the exhibition and sale of handmade art and crafts from regional artists.

HOURS FOR MIDPOINT INDIE CRAFT VILLAGE
Craft beer will be available each day.
Friday 5–10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (Craft makers 11 a.m.­–6 p.m.)
Sunday 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (Craft makers 11 a.m.­–6 p.m.)

A detailed listing of artists, vendors and craft beers will be announced soon.

MidPoint Indie Craft Village will house the ticket will call and information center. People looking to turn in ticket vouchers for V.I.P., weekend, and single-day wristbands will want to come here.

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
                        Washington Park Only One Day Pass $25 advance/$30 door

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.

Washington Park Only One Day Pass holders get admission to just the programming in Washington that day.

http://www.mpmf.com