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Get Ready for MidPoint Music Festival

One of the best times of the year is almost here, MidPoint Music Festival! MPMF will feature more than 50 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming artists and bands in addition to some of the biggest names in festival history. Taking place at a new location this year, fans can enjoy music across four stages at the Taft Theatre, the Ballroom at the Taft Theatre, the Masonic Cathedral, and the Masonic Ballroom.

As announced last week, all performers will be on indoor stages to further elevate the experience for its fans and the bands. The festival's decision to feature all performers indoors will further utilize the fabulous Masonic Hall, in addition to the beautiful Taft Theatre, and also consolidate the event into a more intimate, immersive atmosphere.

Enter to Win a Pair of Passes to MPMF

Saturday, September 23rd
Skyline Chili Stage (Taft Theatre)

Broken Social Scene –10:00 PM
Frightened Rabbit – 8:25 PM

Bedouine – 7:25 PM

Adam Torres – 6:15 PM
Dyan – 5:05PM

Saturn Batteries – 3:55 PM
Blossom Hall – 2:45 PM

Central Parkway YMCA Stage (Masonic Cathedral)
The New Pornographers – 9:00 PM
Filthy Friends – 7:00 PM

Preoccupations – 6:00 PM

Welles – 5:00 PM
Swarming Branch – 4:00 PM
Lemon Sky – 3:00 PM

The Speedbumps – 2:00 PM

Superior Kia Stage (Taft Ballroom)
Citizen – 11:30 PM



Mad Anthony – 6:50 PM
Brat Curse – 5:40 PM
Kid Stardust – 4:30 PM

Even Tiles – 3:20 PM

Lo, The Loyal Conscripts – 2:10 PM

YMCA Ballroom Stage (Masonic Ballroom)
William Elliot Whitmore – 10:35 PM
Valerie June (full band) – 8:00 PM

The Cactus Blossoms – 6:30 PM

David Luning – 5:30 PM
Virginia Man – 4:30 PM

Youth Yamada – 3:30 PM
Rachel Mousie – 2:30 PM

Sunday, September 24th

Skyline Chili Stage (Taft Theatre)
Flint Eastwood – 8:25 PM

Harbour – 7:25 PM

Automagik – 6:15 PM
Daniel In Stereo – 5:05 PM
Sphynx – 3:55 PM

Moonbeau – 2:45 PM

Central Parkway YMCA Stage (Masonic Cathedral)
Noname – 8:30 PM

Dan Deacon – 7:30 PM

LEDGES – 6:30 PM

A Delicate Motor – 4:30 PM
Current Events – 3:30 PM

Superior Kia Stage (Taft Ballroom)
Urban Renewal Project – 8:00 PM
Charly Bliss – 6:50 PM


Varsity – 4:30 PM
Bicentennial Bear – 3:20 PM
Coastal Club – 2:10 PM

YMCA Ballroom Stage (Masonic Ballroom)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – 9:15 PM

Mandolin Orange – 8:00 PM

The Ghost of Paul Revere – 7:00 PM
Jeremy Pinnell – 6:00 PM

Young Heirlooms – 5:00 PM

Edward + Jane – 4:00 PM

The Long Lost – 3:00 PM


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Adam Torres Will Take You on a Journey at MPMF 

Adam Torres is a singer-songwriter who grew up right down the street in West Chester, OH, moved to Athens, OH for college and eventually settled in Austin, TX. Torres’ voice has the ability to take you on a journey. A delicate falsetto that ebbs and flows through his storytelling.

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Swarming Branch Folking Up MPMF 

Swarming Branch aspire to be the modern Midwestern Steely Dan. The band's name is a reference to both the nature of its membership, which is intentionally and perpetually in flux, and its sound, which features densely worded slant rhyme over intertwining, capricious, often improvised melodies.

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Flint Eastwood May be the Queen of MPMF 

Jax Anderson aka Flint Eastwood is a powerful songstress from Detroit, MI. She creates fusions of rock, hip-hop and electronica that aspire to an importance that's uncommon for pop music.

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Noname Commands Respect at MPMF 

Noname (born Fatima Warner) hails from Chicago, IL. She is a poet and hip-hop recording artist. While she has been performing since 2010, it was in 2013 when she appeared on Chance the Rapper’s mixtape Acid Rap, that brought her into the limelight.

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MPMF Daily Schedule Just Announced 

This morning, MidPoint Music Festival announced their full stage-by-stage schedule. MPMF takes place in Downtown Cincinnati, near 5th & Broadway, on September 23-24.

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Premiere: “Fool Me Once” by Daniel in Stereo 

The long-awaited premiere of “Fool Me Once” by Daniel in Stereo is here! Turn it up, and enjoy! Please remember that sharing is caring. Catch Daniel in Stereo next on Saturday, September 24th at MidPoint Music Festival!

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Daniel in Stereo Debut Performance at MPMF 

Daniel in Stereo is the Indie pop project of Daniel Chimusoro. His energy is contagious, both on stage and off. While Daniel is no novice to playing music festivals, this will be his first time to play MidPoint Music Festival.

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A Thunderous Hug: Words of Wisdom from MidPoint Headliners Broken Social Scene 

On Saturday, September 23, MidPoint Music Festival welcomes Toronto baroque-pop supergroup Broken Social Scene for their first ever performance in the Queen City.

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Mad Anthony Gears Up for MPMF 

Mad Anthony is quite easily the nicest band in Cincinnati. In a city where everyone knows each other in a roundabout way, never once has a negative word ever been muttered about the band. On top of being the nicest band, they are one of the most hardworking, and just plain ROCK.

New Bands & Daily Lineup Announced for MidPoint Music Festival 

MPMF, which takes place in Downtown Cincinnati on September 23-24, has announced a ton of new bands and has revealed the daily lineup! Plus, a good chunk of the new artists are local to Cincy.

MidPoint Music Festival 2017 Lineup Released 

The wait is over! Mark your calendars for the 17th-annual Midpoint Music Festival happening Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in downtown Cincinnati. MPMF will feature WALK THE MOON, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, BADBADNOTGOOD, VALERIE JUNE, NONAME & many more!