MidPoint Music Festival cancels outdoor stage, relocates a dozen acts

CINCINNATI – MidPoint Music Festival organizers announced Friday that they have canceled the outdoor stage for the festival, scheduled to take place Sept. 23-24.

Organizers have added another indoor venue, the YMCA Ballroom Stage, that will be located inside the Cincinnati Masonic Center Grand Ballroom.

The Masonic Center's ballroom joins MidPoint's three other indoor venues: Taft Theatre; the Ballroom at the Taft; and the Masonic Cathedral inside Cincinnati Masonic Center.

MidPoint's outdoor Skyline Chili Stage originally was located outdoors at Fifth and Broadway streets, Downtown. Organizers have rebranded the Taft Theatre venue as the Skyline Chili Stage; it was previously the Central Parkway YMCA Stage. The unnamed Masonic Cathedral stage will now become the Central Parkway YMCA Stage.

Got all that? Wait, there's more.

The venue changes will have the biggest impact on the festival's second day, when every band will now perform at a new location -- and many at new times. Here are the highlights.

Sept. 23 schedule changes

Organizers relocated all bands originally scheduled to play Sept. 23 on the outdoor stage to the Masonic Cathedral. Those acts include: the New Pornographers; Filthy Friends; Preoccupations; Welles; Swarming Branch; Lemon Sky; and the Speedbumps.

Bands originally scheduled to perform that day at the Masonic Cathedral have been moved to MidPoint's new venue, the Masonic Center Grand Ballroom.

Sept. 24 schedule changes

Organizers have moved nearly all the acts scheduled to perform Sept. 24 on the outdoor stage to the Taft Theatre, including: Walk the Moon; Flint Eastwood; Harbour; Automagik; Daniel in Stereo; Sphynx; and Moonbeau. Dan Deacon, who also was originally scheduled to perform that day on the outdoor stage, will now perform at the Masonic Cathedral.

Bands originally scheduled to perform Sept. 24 at the Taft also will now perform at the Masonic Cathedral.

Bands originally scheduled to perform Sept. 24 at the Masonic Cathedral will now perform at the Ballroom at the Taft.

Bands originally scheduled to perform Sept. 24 at the Ballroom at the Taft will now perform at the Masonic Center Grand Ballroom.

Visit www.mpmf.com for the full, updated list of MidPoint venues and performance schedules.

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