Music Fest Updates
• Artists interested in performing at this year’s upcoming sixth annual MidPoint Music Festival can submit online starting today. Potential performers must register via Sonicbids, an online press kit service that many festivals use. Early registration ends April 30; late registration (for $5 more) ends May 15. The dates of the fest are Sept. 26-29. No word yet on the locale — last year saw a lot of venue juggling, as organizers worked hard to make enough club space in the still-struggling Main Street entertainment district.
• The submission deadline for acts wanting to play the Chicks Rockfest (now in its seventh year) is over and the initial lineup has been announced. The fest— which features women solo performers and bands with at least one female member from all over North America — takes place over three nights, April 5-8, at downtown’s Poison Room. The lineup so far is stacked; local artists confirmed include Backseat Virtue, Crooked Rook, Crankbox, Deadly Seven, Hungry Lucy, Holly Spears, The Jellyhearts, Kelp, MercuroChrome, Pike, Star Cherry Seven, Subliminal, The Trojan Rabbit, Vanity Theft, Twisted Wood and The Walker Project. The lineup also features artists from Columbus, Portland, New York City, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Canada and many others cities. For the full list, go here.
— Mike Breen