The 2010 MidPoint Music Festival is just three days away, so if you haven't firmed up your plans yet now's the time. And here's the big ticketing detail you need to be aware of: Three-day "all access" wristband sales end before the festival kicks off Thursday, replaced by one-day wristbands on sale each night at all venues.
The three-day wristband remains the best deal for those planning to enjoy MidPoint's multiple charms. Not only do you gain access to 250 acts on 25 stages Thursday, Friday and Saturday (based on venue capacity rules) — including all the Southgate House shows — you'll have exclusive access to the Secret Show on Friday and you'll be able to ride the Metro Shuttle for free.
The three-day wristband costs $39 and is available online only through 5 p.m. Tuesday. After that, the wristbands remain on sale at local retail spots until supplies run out; get the full list of retail locations here. All three-day wristband sales end Thursday afternoon.
Knowing that some fans just can’t make it out to MidPoint every evening, organizers announced today the availability of a new single-day pass for $20. It admits you to all 25 MidPoint stages for one evening (again, legal venue capacity permitting) and can be purchased at any MidPoint venue during the festival except the Southgate House; one-day wristbands won't gain you access to the SH shows.
For those who can't plan ahead or who are commitment-phobic, each individual venue will have a cover at the door, with prices running between $10 and $20 depending on the showcase lineup. Check out the full entertainment schedule and each venue's cover charge for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
So let's review the math:
• If you're coming to MidPoint for just one venue on just one evening, including one Southgate House show, pay the cover charge ($10-$20).
• If you'll go to more than one venue on just one evening, buy the one-day wristband at any venue ($20) except the Southgate House, whose shows are via three-day wristband or cover charge only.
• If you'll be attending MidPoint more than one evening, get the three-day wristband ($39) ... but do it fast. You won't be able to buy three-day wristbands at any venue.
Looking for more info? All of CityBeat's MidPoint coverage (including previews of all 250 acts) is here.