Midpoint Music Festival Announces Stage Assignments and Performance Times For 2017 Event

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The 17th-annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) has announced stage assignments and performance times for all participating performing acts. MPMF is a two-day festival event happening Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in downtown Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre, Cincinnati Masonic Center, and on an outdoor stage on 5th Street.

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 an outdoor stage on 5th Street at Broadway.

The stage assignments and performance times for Saturday, September 23 are as follows:                      

  • Skyline Chili Stage (outdoor stage at 5th and Broadway Streets)
    • The New Pornographers – 9:15 PM
    • Filthy Friends – 8:00 PM
    • Preoccupations – 7:00 PM
    • Welles – 6:00 PM
    • Swarming Branch – 5:00 PM
    • Lemon Sky – 4:00 PM
    • The Speedbumps – 3:00 PM
  • Central Parkway YMCA Stage (Taft Theatre)
    • Broken Social Scene – 9:45 PM
    • Frightened Rabbit – 8:15 PM
    • Bedouine – 7:15 PM
    • Adam Torres – 6:15 PM
    • Dyan – 5:15PM
    • Saturn Batteries – 4:15 PM
    • Blossom Hall – 3:15 PM
  • Masonic Cathedral
    • Valerie June – 10:00 PM
    • The Cactus Blossoms – 8:30 PM
    • William Elliot Whitmore – 7:15 PM
    • David Luning – 6:00 PM
    • Virginia Man – 5:00 PM
    • Youth Yamada – 4:00 PM
    • Rachel Mousie – 3:00 PM
  • Superior Kia Stage (Taft Ballroom)
    • Citizen – 11:15 PM
    • Pile – 9:00 PM
    • AMPLINE – 7:45 PM
    • Mad Anthony – 6:45 PM
    • Brat Curse – 5:45 PM
    • Kid Stardust – 4:45 PM
    • Even Tiles – 3:45 PM
    • Lo, The Loyal Conscripts – 2:45 PM

The stage assignments and performance times for Sunday, September 24th are as follows:

  • Skyline Chili Stage (outdoor stage at 5th and Broadway Streets)
    • WALK THE MOON – 9:15 PM
    • Dan Deacon – 8:00 PM
    • Harbour – 7:00 PM
    • Automagik – 6:00 PM
    • Daniel In Stereo – 5:00 PM
    • Sphynx – 4:00 PM
    • Moonbeau – 3:00 PM
  • Central Parkway YMCA Stage (Taft Theatre)
    • BADBADNOTGOOD – 9:45 PM
    • Noname – 8:15 PM
    • Flint Eastwood – 7:15 PM
    • LEDGES – 6:15 PM
    • B. Miles – 5:15 PM
    • A Delicate Motor – 4:15 PM
    • Current Events – 3:15 PM
  • Masonic Cathedral
    • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – 10:00 PM
    • Urban Renewal Project – 8:30 PM
    • Charly Bliss – 7:15 PM
    • Amy O. – 6:00 PM
    • Varsity – 5:00 PM
    • Bicentennial Bear – 4:00 PM
    • Coastal Club – 3:00 PM
  • Superior Kia Stage (Taft Ballroom)
    • Aaron Lee Tasjan – 9:00 PM
    • Mandolin Orange – 7:45 PM
    • The Ghost of Paul Revere – 6:45 PM
    • Jeremy Pinnell – 5:45 PM
    • Young Heirlooms – 4:45 PM
    • Edward + Jane – 3:45 PM
    • The Long Lost – 2:45 PM

The experience and getting around: The Midpoint Music Festival will transform historic eastern downtown Cincinnati into a haven for music lovers through an immersive all-day music festival experience for people of all ages. The event will also feature local restaurant and craft beer vendors and some of Cincinnati’s top artisan flavors, all adding to the inclusive atmosphere. Whether attendees travel to the event by car or bicycle, on foot, or by using the Cincinnati Streetcar, organizers encourage all attendees to experience both the festival and the resurgent surrounding neighborhoods that have enjoyed a true renaissance over the past several years.

Tickets: Single day tickets are now on sale for only $65 per day. Weekend passes are already on sale now and available for a limited time for $115. All tickets can be purchased 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 are also available for $225, offering an enhanced experience with VIP-only viewing access at each stage, an indoor, air-conditioned VIP-exclusive lounge, a special MPMF17 laminate and t-shirt, five free drinks each day, and an invitation to catered VIP receptions each evening, with complimentary food and a private bar.

About Midpoint Music Festival: Founded in 2001 and purchased by Cincinnati CityBeat in 2008, Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) is an indie-focused music festival centered around Cincinnati’s historic Downtown entertainment district. The festival has grown over the years to include such diverse artists as Band of Horses, Reggie Watts, Purity Ring, Bob Mould, Grizzly Bear, Kamasi Washington, 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.

All artists are subject to change without notice.

For more information:

Website: www.MPMF.com

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