We are less than one month out from the 10th Annual MidPoint Music Festival, ladies and gents! Have you gotten your tickets yet? NO?! Well Friday, August 26 is YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET DISCOUNT $39 MPMF.11 TICKETS on Fountain Square during the MidPoint Indie Summer Series. Save $10 and kick off this gorgeous weekend with good tunes. We'll be there at 6pm and stay until you leave!
We have added many new features to MidPoint including a new partnership with Procter & Gamble, MidPoint's Biore Strip, MidPoint Midway featuring ArtWorks' Box Truck Carnival, the vitaminwater room at The Hanke Building, VIP Sanctuary Room, all-ages performances at SCPA and Media Bridges, a Bikers MidPoint, Busken Bakery Donut Deployment, the MidPoint Poster Expo curated by Powerhouse Factories and the return of Dewey's Pizza Main Stage at Grammer's. More information to come. Click here for details.
We still need MPMF.11 Volunteers! Positions include Venue Leads, Door People, Stage Managers, Stagehands, Biker Couriers, Artist Hospitality, Headquarters, MidPoint Midway, ArtWorks' Box Truck Carnival, VIP Sanctuary Room and more! Register here for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The MPMF.11 Schedule is up!! Check back often as we'll be updating regularly. Get familiar with MPMF.11 artists on the vitaminwater music player and the Band Profile page with photos, links and free downloads!
MIDPOINT INDIE SUMMER SERIES :: AUGUST 26
9:30pm :: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
With a member lineup big enough to constitute their own kickball team, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's fully and consistently flesh out their indie rock and chamber pop aspirations. Led by singer/songwriter Richard Edwards' vibrant, emotive voice swooping up and baring down over reflective, clever lyrics, this quirky group from Indianapolis crafts sometimes hectic, oftentimes heartfelt songs that resonate with those of us into introspection. (Which is all of us, most of the time.) This eight-piece (named after a character in The Royal Tenenbaums) compiles lap steel and acoustic guitars, a plethora of layered drums and various indie sensibilities to create songs you won't easily forget and will definitely enjoy. I hope they play 'Skeleton Key'; I'll be the guy with the white mustache singing in front of the stage.
8:15pm :: Canon Blue
Sometimes I like to go off in my riverboat without a plan. Canon Blue provides the perfect soundtrack for days like those. Each deftly crafted song brings a different direction to the table. Filled with soaring, plucky violins, swooshing drums and sewn throughout with vocalist Daniel James's soothing, evocative voice, this minimalist indie band lends itself to spontaneity and heartstring-tugging. Folky and ambient, quiet and haunting, Canon Blue's approach to their music is like that of a handheld camera: zooming in closely on certain elements, pulling back to let the whole picture come into focus, and panning out to let the full scope of their delicately powerful songs sink in. I'll be staying put on Fountain Square this Friday to let Canon Blue guide me to my next adventure.
7:00pm :: The Sleeping Sea
If you dropped a boom-box into the ocean with The Sleeping Sea on repeat, all of the underwater creatures would have a mini-dance party. This Cincinnati-based band takes a soft-handed approach to rocking out. With playful guitars and drums and a plethora of primitive sound effects and instrumentation, The Sleeping Sea takes a page from sleepy folk rock, grabs pieces of quirky indie pop and throws them in a pot of glowing optimism and soft vocal harmonies to create what they call "post-dream freak-folk" - and a more apt description can't be found. So after that boom-box dies underwater, The Sleeping Sea will remain in the clear pool below, earnest, melancholy echoes calling out to all.
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