The Northside Music Festival

Jun 5, 2014

What started as a plan among friends to throw a great party has blossomed into a celebration of local music that now enters its seventh year.

The Northside Music Festival helps to launch the summer music festival season by presenting 18 bands on 3 stages for 2 nights at Northside Tavern - all for free.

It's no Midpoint, it's no Bunbury, it's nothing like that to that scale, but it speaks to our neighborhood and who we are. - Jason Snell.

The music has been curated in such a way as to be representative of the region while still presenting a wide variety of styles and genres. Solo artists and singer-songwriters will perform on the same stage as post-punk garage bands. The selection, like the neighborhood itself, is eclectic and inclusive. 

Jason Snell of Ohio Knife and We have Become Vikings co-founded the event with Mike Gibboney and Scot Torres [State Song]. Snell describes the acts at the festival as "...lots a great bands doing great things - not just in Cincinnati but taking their talent outside the city... you're not going to see this caliber of bands in a weekend (anywhere else) for free."

An assortment of food trucks and extended kitchen hours by local restaurants are a new addition to this year's festival. 

The Northside Music Festval is June 13 and 14 at Northside Tavern.  Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7:30.

Artists scheduled to perform:

Friday 13th
9:00p Sometimes
10:00p Halvsis
11:00p The Perfect Children

7:30pm Molly Sullivan
8:30pm Dream Tiger
9:30pm State Song

10:45pm Pure Predication
11:45pm Ohio Knife
12:45am Brian Olive

Saturday 14th
9:00p Jeremy Pinnell
10:00p Honeyspiders
11:00p Tongue and Lips

7:30pm Young Heirlooms
8:30pm Abiyah
9:30pm Black Signal

10:45pm Lab Partners
11:45pm Night Beast
12:45am The Sundresses

"I Wish I Knew (Our Neighborhood Mix)" by Ohio Knife from their upcoming release