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June 7, 2012

Cincinnati: MidPoint Music Festival Announces Initial Lineup

by @thoughtontracks

I like to think of the Queen City as the hidden jewel of the Midwest.  We tend to be a city ignored by the East Coast driven media except for when bad things happen.  So naturally Cincinnati is often thought of in a negative light.  When I left Indianapolis and moved back to Cincinnati almost two years ago, it came with great reservation at the time even though I grew up in a northern suburb.  Cincinnati and its urban, cultural areas were an enigma…I really just didn’t know what to expect.  As I moved into the area and began discovering the countless fabulous restaurants and neighborhood pubs in and around the renaissance occurring in Over the Rhine, I eventually came to the realization that Cincinnati is a fabulous place to live while in your mid twenties.

And perhaps my favorite event that takes place here every fall is the highly underrated MidPoint Music Festival held all throughout OTR. This year’s festival will take place September 27-29.  Last year brought about my first three-day experience at the Thursday through Saturday festival and I woke up on Sunday with a massive hangover and a smile on my face.  While last year’s lineup was stellar, the team at MidPoint may have just outdone themselves with the first announcement of initial lineup yesterday.

The Lineup:

Grizzly Bear | Dirty Projectors | Sleigh Bells | Dinosaur Jr. | Best Coast | Cloud Nothings | Imperial Teen | Willis Earl Beal | Frankie Rose | Tennis | Julia Holter | Laetitia Sadier | Craft Spells | Seapony | Lord Huron | The Black Belles | Zeus | The Growlers | J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound | Andrew Bird | The Walkmen | The Antlers | Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys | Hospitality | Rich Aucion | Stepdad | White Arrows | Eternal Summers | F. Stokes | Hume | Wooden Wand | Sidewalk Chalk | Dirty Bourbon River Show | Hundred Waters | Army Navy | Tim Easton | Golden Boy | Kitten | Holy Ghost Tent Revival 

Wow.  That’s about all I can say.  A limited number of Early Bird passes are still available for just $59, so if you’re interested act fast as the Loyalty Passes already have sold out.  Christmas came early this year Cincinnati. Check out some of the links beneath the post for a taste of what’s to come.

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Written by Greg Dahman

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