SEPTEMBER 23–25, 2010

What/Where/When is MidPoint?

MidPoint is a music festival in Cincinnati's city center of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine in late September. MPMF focuses on helping emerging artists gain quality exposure by performing for a dedicated and passionate audience.

Who attends MidPoint?

The festival atmosphere is always friendly and supportive as musicians, fans, and professionals all enjoy the Midwest’s annual musical mecca.

Are there any daytime events other than shows?

There will be announcements leading up to the festival.

I’m so excited for MPMF 09. Are there any events before the festival to hold me over until September?

Yes! We’ll be hosting a summer concert series on Fountain Square called PNC MidPoint Indie Summer Series every Friday June 4 through September 3. These concerts are free with all ages access! More of that to be added later. Check the festival section of this site for announcements regarding the Summer Series.

Who’s the dude with the mustache I keep seeing everywhere?

That’s our Cyclops riverboat captain, Monty. He calls Cincinnati his home port and serves as MidPoints mascot.

Where can I buy MPMF 10 stuff?

We’ll have t-shirts available online, and of course you’ll be able to score some slick merch at the PNC MidPoint Indie Summer Series and at MPMF.10.

I’m from out of town and don’t know my way around Cincinnati. Anything to help me getting from point A to point B?

Let us guide you. Maps will be provided clearly laying out each venue, and providing the path of least resistance to get you to that next show.

When is the deadline to submit?

The deadline was May 15. Don’t procrastinate next year.

What kinds of bands play at MidPoint?

Good ones. But seriously, everyone is welcome at MidPoint. We invite musicians from all genres. Acoustic, Alternative, Americana, Avant-garde, Electronic, Folk, Funk, Pop, Punk, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, and Soul

How many bands do you accept?

We invite about 250 bands from around the world.

How do you judge/pick the bands?

We listen to every band whom has submitted and use our scientific process to determine which bands best suit the MidPoint Music Festival.

When/How will I be notified if I am accepted into MPMF?

We guarantee we will review and notify all bands by July 1, 2010. You’ll receive word via mail and e-mail.