The complete performer and venue schedule is now online. And, check out the vitaminwater player while you're here.
To coincide with the schedule's unveiling, festival producers have also announced a number of special features and promotions to occur at and during the September 27-29 festival.
Dewey’s Pizza at Grammers
Every night of the festival, Dewey’s Pizza will be serving its pie by the slice from a booth positioned just behind the performance tent. As a DewMore Initiative, all proceeds from pizza purchased will be donated to Music Resource Center, a non-profit multifaceted teen center that uses recording and performing arts, as well as life skills mentoring to create a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in the urban community.
Saturday serves as MPMFers New Daytime Frontier
Saturday will offer a lot to music lovers, including the first official MPMF Washington Park Day Party featuring headliner Sleigh Bells at 7PM. Spend the day discovering this newly opened OTR destination that the entire city is talking about while enjoying pioneering MPMF artists such as Janka Nabay and The Bubu Gang, Stagnant Pools, and of course Sleigh Bells (listed first in Rolling Stone's "10 Artist's Changing Music" and featured on the cover of SPIN Magazine's Feb.2012 issue).
Surprise Schedule Announcements from 4EG at Midway
Free "second play" performances from MPMF artists will occur between 5-11PM Thursday and Friday, and again between 1-11PM Saturday. The expanded offerings of the MidPoint Midway presented by 4EG will include free, all-ages accessible performances from upcoming MPMF artists. These performances will be announced in day of fashion. The 4EG Stage will be located at the intersection of 12th and Vine Streets. MidPoint's annual occupation of 12th Street from Vine to Walnut will feature the return of the Artwork's Box Truck Carnival, MPMF Poster Expo, Midway Food Court, Chipotle Bikable MidPoint Center, intersection with the Bioré® Strip on Jackson Street, and for the first time in Cincinnati a visit from Jack White's Third Man Rolling Record Store.
MidPoint Music Festival's new main stage at Washington Park will allow all-ages access! Combined with all-ages access to MPMF Contemporary Arts Center showcases, surprise Second Play performances on the MidPoint Midway 4EG Stage and the 18-and-up access at the Cincinnati Club, there is a new musical landscape for area colleges to explore.
1-Day Passes Available on the Bioré® Strip
The official MPMF Box Office will be located on the Bioré® Strip just below Know Theatre at the south end of Jackson Street. 1-Day MPMF Passes will sell for $60 and will be made available in limited quantity. These passes will grant access to all MPMF stages and showcases (subject to venue capacity).
Historic Emery Theatre—A First Time MPMF Venue
MidPoint Music Festival is an investment in the Over the Rhine neighborhood. MPMF is excited to bring to light the potential of a fully operational and robustly programmed Emery Theater. OTR's historic treasure is springing to life under the leadership of The Requiem Project, and The Emery is firmly rooted in plans for the future of MPMF.
3-Day Passes, VIP presented by CVG, and Washington Park Tickets Available at MPMF.com
Badges for the MPMF VIP Experience presented by CVG are still available for a limited time ($169). VIPs are granted "jump the line" superpowers (subject to venue capacity), and have access to the exclusive VIP Sanctuary presented by CVG in historic Memorial Hall adjacent to Washington Park. Includes VIP Kickoff Parties 5-7PM each day of MPMF catered by Eli's BBQ Saturday, Chipotle's Mexican Grill Friday and TBA Thursday.
"Thank you to our very special sponsors and partners who have committed to building and growing Cincinnati's unique, annual music celebration,” said Dan McCabe, MPMF’s executive producer. “Thank You to Cincinnati's musicians and music fans for helping us deliver the 11th MidPoint Music Festival. Cincinnati will be showcased to the nation as the vibrant city it is, rich in music history, music-making tradition, and the savvy music fans that keep us moving forward."