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MPMF Announces Initial 2016 Artists

Band Of Horses, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould & many more added to MPMF.16! 

Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10am HERE!

In March we announced that MEMI had joined forces with Midpoint Music Festival. CityBeat has been operating the festival since 2008, and has done a fantastic job. They decided to partner with someone that can take the festival to the next level, and they have done just that. 

Enter To Win A Pair of 3-Day Passes HERE!

This year’s festival will take place September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. One notable change will be the venue. The event will take place next to the Main Street Entertainment District near 12th & Sycamore. The new space addresses many logistical concerns the event has been dealing with for quite some time. Four stages will be set up as part of the event in parking lots in Over-the-Rhine, three of which will be ticketed, and one stage will be accessible to the public to enjoy at no cost.

“We cannot wait to see the transformation of this part of the neighborhood in September,” said Rick McCarty, festival organizer. “We are very excited to help continue the growth of this festival with a more diverse line up and immersive experience in Over-The-Rhine. The new location and layout should create an amazing weekend.”

In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming artists and bands as well as some of the biggest names to ever hit the MPMF stage. 

The following artists have been announced:
Band Of Horses
Future Islands
JJ Grey & Mofro
Wolf Parade
Reggie Watts
Kamasi Washington
Frightened Rabbit
Bob Mould
Nada Surf
Josh Ritter
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
The Mountain Goats
The Wood Brothers
Tokyo Police Club
Car Seat Headrest
Langhorne Slim & The Law
The Budos Band
Russian Circles
Elephant Revival
The James Hunter Six
Joan Of Arc
Helms Alee
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Into It. Over It.
Lucy Dacus 

The experience and getting around: The Midpoint Music Festival will transform the historic and vibrant Over-The-Rhine area into a walkable and immersive all-day musical festival experience for people of all ages. The event will also feature some of Cincinnati’s top local restaurant and craft beer vendors and the city’s top artisan flavors, all adding to the inclusive atmosphere. Whether attendees travel to the event in their car, on foot, by bicycle, or using the new Cincinnati Streetcar, organizers encourage all festivalgoers to experience the festival as well as the resurgent surrounding neighborhood that has enjoyed a true renaissance over the past several years. Over-The-Rhine is one of Cincinnati’s most popular destinations for both locals and out-of-town visitors.

Tickets: Three-day passes are on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased for only $99 at the Taft Theatre Box Office, the Riverbend Music Center Box Office, MPMF.com and Ticketmaster.com (plus applicable fees online, no service fees if purchased at a box office). VIP tickets will also be available for purchase for $140, and holders get an enhanced experience with the ability to receive access to a catered V.I.P. reception area each evening, with complimentary food, a private bar and private restrooms. More details on single day passes will be released upon announcement of the full lineup.

Sponsorships and Vendor Submissions: Festival space, sponsorship packages and vendor submissions are still available and welcome. Contact Michele Ferrara at 513.232.5882 or mferrara@memi.biz. 

Artist Submissions: Any local or regional artists interested in participating in this year’s event are still available and welcome. All submissions should be made through the link on the MPMF website.

About Midpoint Music Festival: Founded in 2001 and purchased by Cincinnati CityBeat in 2008, Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) is a three-day music festival centered around Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The festival has grown over the years to include such diverse artists as The Head And The Heart, Purity Ring, Iron And Wine, Grizzly Bear and The Afghan Whigs. 

About Music and Event Management Inc.: Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, that produces over 250 events entertaining over 700,000 fans a year at its venues including Riverbend Music Center, PNC Pavilion (at Riverbend Music Center), Taft Theatre and The Ballroom at the Taft in Cincinnati and The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH. MEMI’s festival portfolio includes the production of LUMENOCITY, Cincy Cinco, The Ohio River Throwdown and Tall Stacks. 

For more information:
Website: www.MPMF.com
Facebook: /midpointmusicfestival
Twitter: @midpointmusic
Instagram: @midpointmusicfestival


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