MidPoint Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

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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.”


The 14th annual festival will present three days of music on 10 stages in the Over-the-Rhine and downtown. For the first time in 14 years, organizers have shifted festival dates from a Thursday, Friday, Saturday format to now run on Friday, Saturday, andSunday. The change is the result of feedback from fans.

“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.”

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)
Lightborne Lot

1401 Sycamore Street (all ages)

1207 Main Street, 2nd Floor

MOTR Pub presented by MUSICLi
1345 Main Street

Mr. Pitiful’s
1323 Main Street

Taft Ballroom 
317 East Fifth Street (all ages)

The Drinkery
1150 Main Street

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street (all ages)

Woodward Theater
1404 Main Street



Friday September 25
Purity Ring; Heartless Bastards; 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.


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.