The MusicNOW festival has earned a reputation for being a fest unlike the rest thanks to The National guitarist Bryce Dessner’s ability to lure kindred artistic spirits to his annual hometown showcase of progressive Indie music.
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CINCINNATI - The MusicNOW Festival returns for its seventh year at the historic Memorial Hall building in Over-the-Rhine this weekend.

Founded by Bryce Dessner of The National in 2006, the festival has offered a unique music experience for fans since its inception. Artists collaborate for special one-time performances just for MusicNOW audience members.

Past performances included appearances by Justin Vernon, St. Vincent, Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens, This is the Kit, and more.

The artist lineup for this year's festival is listed below:

Friday, April 12

Tinariwen : originally formed in Algeria, the Mali-based group won a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2012
Richard Reed Parry: prominent member of the popular Indie group Arcade fire.
Buke & Gase : Brooklyn-based duo about to kick off European tour.

Saturday, April 13

Glen Hansard: Irish singer/songwriter of the popular band The Frames.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Legendary and Grammy-award winning youth ensemble will play with The  Ariel Quartet and Shara Worden.

Sunday, April 14

Steve Reich:  Famous American composer who has collaborated with artists around the world.
Sō Percussion: Percussion quartet based in New York City. Group will perform the 2012 Esme Kenney Commission composed by Daníel Bjarnason.

Throughout the course of the festival works by artist Nathlie Provosty and Jessie Henson will be showcased at the Emery Theatre Gallery.

The exhibit will also be open and free to the public during the following hours: Friday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m .

A gallery party featuring a special performance by Bryce Dessner will be held form 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.musicnowfestival.org/ .
 

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