MidPoint Music Festival 2017

Posted by:  MidPoint Music Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  Booking 35 Sonicbids bands

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MidPoint Music Festival 2017 is booking up to 35 Sonicbids bands to play in Cincinnati, OH. Selected artists will be compensated and get to share the stage with national acts.

Past Performers Include: 
Chromeo, The Afghan Whigs, OK Go, The Head and The Heart, The Breeders, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Real Estate, Tycho, The Raveonettes, Panda Bear, Rubblebucket, Kurt Vile, Kishi Bashi, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Speedy Ortiz, Lost in the Trees, Deaf Heaven, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Best Coast, The Walkmen, Dinosaur Jr., Tom Tom Club, Ralph Stanley, Andrew Bird, Cut Copy, The Joy Formidable, Okkervil River, Booker T Jones, Phantogram, Surfer Blood, Caribou, TEEN, Lord Huron, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cults, Lydia Loveless, Heartless Bastards, Band of Horses, Future Islands, The Wood Brothers, AJJ, Tokyo Police Club, Elephant Revival

The Opportunity

MidPoint Music Festival has developed a reputation as the place to discover contemporary music, find the next big thing, and meet your new favorite band. Since 2001, their endeavor has been to embrace today's emerging artist, all with the same spirit employed by Cincinnati's celebrated musical pioneers, who always reached for something new.

The Band

Showcase performers year after year are those buzzed about in critics’ year-end lists for ‘Best Album’ or ‘Best New Artist’ in publications like Spin, Fader, Pitchfork, NME, Filter and Rolling Stone.

  • Original music
  • Open to a wide variety of genres
  • Artists and bands from the Cincinnati, OH region preferred

The Gig


  • Professional sound and lights provided
  • Set lengths vary
  • Four stages: Taft Theatre auditorium, Taft Theatre Ballroom, Masonic Lodge Cathedral, and an outdoor stage at 5th and Broadway
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Compensation is determined at the time of booking, based on size of group, travel and draw
  • Artist wristbands include access to *both* days of the festival
  • Inclusion in official festival promotion
  • May sell merch on site


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking