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MidPoint Music Festival, The Midwest's Biggest & Best Independent Music Festival, Called "A Festival to Die For" by XLR8R magazine

Festival Announces Panelists, Shuttles Available

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 20, 2005 --

What: MidPoint Music Festival Update: Shuttles available, Panelists

When: September 21-24, 2005

Where: The MidPoint music industry conference and trade show will be at the Contemporary Arts Center.

MidPoint concerts will be at various clubs in the Main Street Entertainment District, downtown Cincinnati.

Contact: Lindsay Mickles, 513-403-4558 or e-mail protected from spam bots

MidPoint Music Festival: One of Four Festivals to Die For

XLR8R, a nationally distributed music and culture magazine, listed Cincinnatis MidPoint Music Festival as one of four festivals to die for; MidPoint was the only festival so listed in the United States.

Jack Daniels Sponsors Shuttle Services for MidPoint Attendees

The MPMF shuttle will run from about 8:30PM to 30min after showcases end Thursday thru Saturday. Shuttles will arrive every 5-10minutes at each stop and is free to attendees with full-delegate badges, or wristbands. There are four stops: Viper Room (5th and Plum), Arnolds (8th and Main), Jefferson Hall (12th and Main), and Blue Wisp (8th and Sycamore).

Westin Displays Art and Photos from past MidPoint Festivals

September 7th thru the 26th, The Westin Hotel will feature the MidPoint FocalPoint, an art and photo exhibit of previous MPMF Festivals. The exhibit is free and open to the public during the hotels normal operating hours. Featured photographers and artists include Dale Johnson of I See Sound, Mike Boland, Carin Rhoden, Cedric from Hypnotic Concepts, and others.

MidPoint Announces Panelists

A list of MidPoint Speakers and Panelists are available on the website. Music industry panelists include Joe Armenia from MTV, Ben Hordell with DecentXposure, Jamie Mandel with Nice Guy Records, and many others. Visit www.mpmf.com for a complete listing and for further updates/changes.

MidPoint Music Festival: The Midwests Biggest & Best Independent Music Festival

Since its inception in 2002, Midpoint Music Festivals attendance has grown steadily each year, and nearly doubled between 2003 and 2004. MidPoint 2005 will present 300 bands and solo artists to an expected 50,000+ music fans.

Midpoint Attendance Figures:

2002: 10,000
2003: 25,000
2004: 40,000
2005: 50,000 + expected

Past Midpoint Music Festival industry conference keynotes include Art Alexakis (of Everclear) and Pat Dinizio (the Smithereens). The industry conference will continue to offer musicians the opportunity to get one-on-one advice from producers, managers and entertainment lawyers. Previous panelists include producer Ken Lewis, who has worked with hip hop artists ranging from Judakiss and Jay Z to the Beastie Boys, and Todd Sullivan, who manages Weezer. Key performers from MidPoint 2004 include Ass Ponys, The Sign-Offs, and MOTH.

MidPoint Is Truly Independent

All-volunteer staff. No politics, no bartering, no pay-to-play label showcases. Just the best new music. MidPoints selection process utilizes judges from around the country with ties to the music industry - from radio DJs to music editors to recording engineers. Each band/artist is independently judged and scored by at least two judges. 2005 MidPoint artists have been announced on www.mpmf.com; volunteer registration is currently open.

Midpoint Tickets

Ticket prices are remain the same for 2005; $5 cover, $10 one-day all venue, $25 three-day all venue; $100 full delegate. Until September 5, visitors can purchase three-day passes for $20 and full-delegate passes for $75 at www.mpmf.com .

For more information on MidPoint Music Festival, contact: Sarah Hawkins at 513-509-0772 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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