Author Topic: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events  (Read 14492 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Ram23

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 5949
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #510 on: July 02, 2017, 12:09:08 PM »
^ Yeah over the course of two years MPMF went from 15+ venues and 3 days of music to one venue with 3 stages, and 2 days of music. The cost for the tickets has nearly doubled, and it moved out of OTR. They should probably change the name as it's just getting confusing at this point.

Someone should start another festival and do exactly what MPMF had been doing in years past. The formula worked great and seeing as how MPMF abandoned it, someone else should use it. Woodward and MOTR had an anti-midpoint last year, maybe that will eventually grow into something bigger.

Offline helmespc

  • Metropolitan Tower 224'
  • *
  • Posts: 150
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #511 on: July 03, 2017, 10:51:39 AM »
^ Yeah over the course of two years MPMF went from 15+ venues and 3 days of music to one venue with 3 stages, and 2 days of music. The cost for the tickets has nearly doubled, and it moved out of OTR. They should probably change the name as it's just getting confusing at this point.

Someone should start another festival and do exactly what MPMF had been doing in years past. The formula worked great and seeing as how MPMF abandoned it, someone else should use it. Woodward and MOTR had an anti-midpoint last year, maybe that will eventually grow into something bigger.

I don't think OTR venues really want to give space for musical acts these days, even for just a weekend. They're doing well enough on a regular basis that they might actually lose money having bands playing.

Offline ucgrady

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 477
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #512 on: July 03, 2017, 01:56:16 PM »
My wife brought up an interesting point when we were discussing Midpoint this year. The symphony is temporarily located in Taft while Music Hall is being renovated, and the symphony, or MEMI, owns Midpoint. So maybe this arrangement is also temporary and next year instead of Taft, Taft Ballroom and 5th street, we will get Music Hall, Memorial Hall and Washington Park.

If they want to do the festival in just one location, I think most people would prefer Music Hall, Memorial Hall and Washington Park because at least that would bring it back to OTR.

Offline taestell

  • Global Moderator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 7478
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #513 on: July 03, 2017, 02:14:56 PM »
I don't think it's ever going back to Washington Park. I heard that in 2016, MEMI wanted to hold it at Washington Park but they wanted to use the entire park (meaning it would be completely closed to non-festival goers) and 3CDC wouldn't allow it. It will never be at a venue that MEMI doesn't own or control as long as MEMI owns MPMF.

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #514 on: July 18, 2017, 05:03:41 PM »
Bunbury Music Festival announces 2018 dates

After drawing the second-largest crowd in event history in 2017, the Bunbury Music Festival has announced the dates of its return for 2018.

Bunbury drew 46,000 over three days in 2017, the second-largest crowd in the six years of the festival, according to organizers. The festival is returning for three days, June 1 through 3, at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in 2018.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/18/bunbury-music-festival-announces-2018-dates.html
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online jwulsin

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 2222
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #515 on: September 11, 2017, 11:35:19 AM »
I just spent about 15 minutes trying to learn more about the "Central Parkway YMCA Stage". I thought that the YMCA must have an auditorium named "Taft Theatre" that MPMF was going to use. I thought that'd be cool but turns out it's just a confusingly named sponsorship of the main auditorium at the Taft Theatre on 5th St. Maybe that won't confuse anybody else, but it took me a while to figure out just where each venue was. I get that naming rights are valuable for festivals, but if nobody is going to use the name, then what's the point?? Nobody is going to say, "I can't wait to see [band] at the Central Parkway YMCA Stage."

Offline ryanlammi

  • Global Moderator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 4860
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #516 on: September 11, 2017, 11:57:53 AM »
I just spent about 15 minutes trying to learn more about the "Central Parkway YMCA Stage". I thought that the YMCA must have an auditorium named "Taft Theatre" that MPMF was going to use. I thought that'd be cool but turns out it's just a confusingly named sponsorship of the main auditorium at the Taft Theatre on 5th St. Maybe that won't confuse anybody else, but it took me a while to figure out just where each venue was. I get that naming rights are valuable for festivals, but if nobody is going to use the name, then what's the point?? Nobody is going to say, "I can't wait to see [band] at the Central Parkway YMCA Stage."

Perhaps calling it the "Central Parkway YMCA Stage @ the Taft Theater" would be clearer.

And I don't think it matters if people call it that. They'll probably call it the Main Stage colloquially, but they will at least know that the Central Parkway YMCA exists, and might check it out after the festival. I think that's a good use of sponsorship for them (depending on the price of sponsorship, obviously) since a lot of people attending Midpoint will be from the Downtown/OTR region.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 11:58:41 AM by ryanlammi »

Online jwulsin

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 2222
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #517 on: September 18, 2017, 01:12:53 PM »
On Friday, MPMF announced changes to the venues. They've gotten rid of the outdoor stage... and now all venues are indoors. Any idea what prompted this? Will they still close 5th St during the festival?

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2017/09/18/midpoint-music-fest-heres-what-you-need-know/657465001/

Offline ryanlammi

  • Global Moderator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 4860
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #518 on: September 18, 2017, 01:32:36 PM »
I wonder if they dropped the ball on permits to close down the street?

Offline bfwissel

  • Premium Member
  • Key Tower 947'
  • ***
  • Posts: 948
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #519 on: September 18, 2017, 01:39:36 PM »
@xumelanie and I were discussing this last night.  They're not sold out (due to changed festival format and $$$++), so we're guessing that the smaller venues were all that was needed.  They moved Walk the Moon to really late on Sunday which is bad for us as parents and people with Monday morning jobs.  However, since it's not sold out it's not like we can sell them, so we're just gonna suck it up.
"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett

Offline taestell

  • Global Moderator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 7478
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #520 on: September 18, 2017, 02:11:38 PM »
It just really doesn't even seem like a festival anymore. Having it only be two nights, no outdoor stages, all shows held in normal performance venues, no real focus on local bands, no focus on a particular genre or theme... there's just nothing special about it anymore.

Offline taestell

  • Global Moderator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 7478
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #521 on: September 18, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
I wonder if they dropped the ball on permits to close down the street?

I would guess that they dropped the outdoor stage to save money based on a low number of tickets being sold. Just guessing though.

Offline ucgrady

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 477
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #522 on: September 18, 2017, 08:43:54 PM »
I'm not sure I've seen something so efficiently ruined and generally just made uncool as mpmf under the new ownership. It's really sad, but hopefully if it just withers and dies it can be resurrected by someone who cares about music more than profit margins and alcohol sales

Offline ucgrady

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 477
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #523 on: January 08, 2018, 04:09:57 PM »
The National's "Homecoming" festival announced a partial lineup, and it will be done in association with MusicNow festival around town. I was already interested with the National alone, but so far a pretty solid lineup playing with them.

I'm also really interested to see how Smale hosts a music festival, as compared with the more sprawling and narrow Bunbury/Sawyer Point.

https://ntlhomecoming.com/#main-header

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #524 on: January 08, 2018, 04:45:59 PM »
Rock group the National bringing music festival to native Cincinnati, reveals initial lineup



The National, a rock group that was formed in Cincinnati, is coming back to its home town for a two-day music festival in April.
...
The National is performing two unique sets over the two nights. The initial lineup, released Jan. 8, includes:

The Breeders
Father John Misty
Feist
Future Islands
Lord Huron
Julien Baker
Moses Sumney
Alvvays
Big Thief

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/01/08/rock-group-the-national-bringing-music-festival-to.html
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #525 on: January 26, 2018, 02:21:08 PM »
Lineup Announced for 2018 Bunbury Music Festival

The annual Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati has officially unveiled its lineup for 2018, and the event is set to feature some heavy hitters for its seventh year. Headliners for the festival will include Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182, Post Malone, and Incubus.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/lineup-announced-for-2018-bunbury-music-festival-we1

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #526 on: February 03, 2018, 03:57:13 PM »
Cincinnati hosts one of the nation’s largest beer festivals this weekend

Beer enthusiasts and more than 150 craft brewers are flooding downtown Cincinnati this weekend for the 11th Cincy Winter Beerfest at Duke Energy Convention Center, which is one of the largest beer-focused celebrations in the nation.

The festival kicked off Friday night with a connoisseurs reception and open evening session. It will continue with two sessions on Saturday from 12-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-11 p.m.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/02/02/cincinnati-hosts-one-of-the-nation-s-largest-beer.html
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Offline carnevalem

  • Metropolitan Tower 224'
  • *
  • Posts: 149
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #527 on: February 09, 2018, 06:03:44 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a group trying to bring back Tall Stacks? It was a "Music, Arts, and Heritage Festival" that used to be held every three or four years with the last one in 2006. According to the Wikipedia article, attendance at the old festivals ranged from 700,000 to 900,000 and planned festivals were canceled in 2009, 2010, and 2012. I enjoyed the festivals as a kid- the riverboats and historical attractions really caught my imagination.

The festival was great at leveraging one of Cincinnati's best strengths- its riverfront and river city history. The city has done a lot since 2006 to leverage this asset by developing The Banks and Smale Park. By the time a new festival could be held the Kentucky side would hopefully look a lot different too between Newport's Ovation development, the Newport on the Levee expansion, and maybe even Covington's IRS site.

Is lack of organization or interest the reason there hasn't been another festival? Or are there structural reasons like the condition of the riverboats that are preventing it from happening?

Online LAW 21

  • Metropolitan Tower 224'
  • *
  • Posts: 164
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #528 on: February 09, 2018, 11:48:23 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a group trying to bring back Tall Stacks? It was a "Music, Arts, and Heritage Festival" that used to be held every three or four years with the last one in 2006. According to the Wikipedia article, attendance at the old festivals ranged from 700,000 to 900,000 and planned festivals were canceled in 2009, 2010, and 2012. I enjoyed the festivals as a kid- the riverboats and historical attractions really caught my imagination.

The festival was great at leveraging one of Cincinnati's best strengths- its riverfront and river city history. The city has done a lot since 2006 to leverage this asset by developing The Banks and Smale Park. By the time a new festival could be held the Kentucky side would hopefully look a lot different too between Newport's Ovation development, the Newport on the Levee expansion, and maybe even Covington's IRS site.

Is lack of organization or interest the reason there hasn't been another festival? Or are there structural reasons like the condition of the riverboats that are preventing it from happening?

The biggest reason is not enough sponsorship, as this article highlights: http://www.cincymagazine.com/Main/Articles/Tall_Stacks_3883.aspx

Online GCrites80s

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 8910
  • 1492 or 4,192?
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #529 on: February 10, 2018, 12:20:47 AM »
Damn, I didn't know Tall Stacks costs $12-13 million to put on. I mostly looked at it as a music festival that cost maybe $1M.

Offline eastvillagedon

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 5366
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #530 on: March 09, 2018, 02:52:03 PM »
so no one from Cincinnati could post this? :'(--

Jesús López-Cobos, Internationally Known Conductor, Dies at 78
By NEIL GENZLINGER  MARCH 7, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/obituaries/jesus-lopez-cobos-internationally-known-conductor-dies-at-78.html


Offline eastvillagedon

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 5366
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #532 on: March 09, 2018, 03:02:32 PM »
^see, this is what happens since there's no separate thread for the Cincinnati Symphony--lol

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #533 on: April 05, 2018, 11:16:49 AM »
Blink Cincinnati is coming back

Blink Cincinnati, the record-setting lights festival that took over more than 20 blocks downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine last fall, has announced it will return, but you'll have to wait a while.

The art and large-scale projection mapping festival, the only event of its kind in the U.S., will return October 10-13, 2019. Blink will continue to be free to the public.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/04/05/blink-cincinnati-is-coming-back.html
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Offline ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 21853
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #534 on: April 19, 2018, 05:15:13 PM »
Taste of Cincinnati to host first-ever Music Bash

The Taste of Cincinnati, the city’s annual festival featuring flavors from around town, will add an entertainment option.

The first-ever Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnati will feature the B-52s (“Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Roam”), Rick Springfield (“Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers”) and Loverboy (“Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend,” “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”). Click on the images above to learn more about the featured artists.

The concert will be held 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 off Sentinel Street with gates opening at 4 p.m. The event will end by 10:45 p.m.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/04/19/taste-of-cincinnati-to-host-first-ever-music-bash.html
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online jwulsin

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 2222
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #535 on: April 30, 2018, 03:50:15 PM »
Sounds like the Homecoming music festival that was put on this past weekend by The National was enough of a success that they're already talking about doing it again next year.

https://twitter.com/ChrisCinciBiz/status/991016271310442496
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2018/04/30/smale-park-transformed-into-music-festival-what-looked-like/563684002/

Offline ucgrady

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 477
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #536 on: April 30, 2018, 04:08:00 PM »
I thought it was a great venue. Much more picturesque than Sawyer Point, and also a bit wider which lead to fewer crowd pinch points. When the Main stage act is at Bunbury it's nearly impassible, but with the wider lawn and separate paths on the uphill side and along the riverfront it made moving around much easier.

Offline edale

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 439
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #537 on: April 30, 2018, 04:23:46 PM »
I've never been so bummed to miss a concert/festival. A bunch of my favorite acts, in a dramatic and cool location in my home town- it looked amazing. If this becomes an annual event, I am so there next year.

Offline ucgrady

  • One SeaGate 411'
  • **
  • Posts: 477
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #538 on: May 01, 2018, 01:53:39 PM »
Not to bum you out more, but there is a great write up at the ringer about Homecoming. Really shines a positive light on Cincy on a very popular website.

https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/5/1/17304758/the-national-homecoming-festival-cincinnati-father-john-misty-feist-the-breeders
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 04:04:41 PM by ucgrady »

Online jwulsin

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 2222
Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #539 on: May 01, 2018, 03:29:06 PM »
Not to bum you out more, but there is a great right up at the ringer about Homecoming. Really shines a positive light on Cincy on a very popular website.

https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/5/1/17304758/the-national-homecoming-festival-cincinnati-father-john-misty-feist-the-breeders
LMFTFY: write-up