The CincyPunk Fest has emerged as one of the most popular benefit concerts in the region, raising money for various charities since its inception in 2005. For CincyPunk Fest 10, the event returns to Newport’s Southgate House April 8 and 9 under new management and with a lineup full of some of the top music-makers in Cincinnati. And, despite its name, the fest is again a showcase for much more than just Punk Rock.
The “CincyPunk” name is a holdover from founder Adam Rosing’s days operating a locally-focused, Punk-centric Web site of the same name. This year, Rosing has handed over management duties to his brother Nate Rosing, who runs the local music blog Broken Mic. Another change this year — attendees can now purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry (the fest usually sells out and has had to turn people away at the door in the past).here. Tickets can also be purchased at the Southgate or Northside’s Shake It Records.
CincyPunk Fest has raised over $32,000 for different charities since 2005. This year, proceeds from the festival will go to Save Our Strays, an animal rescue organization, and NECCO, which provides foster care services for needy children and young adults.
This year’s CincyPunk Fest features Rock & Roll, Punk Rock, Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Folk, Roots Rock, comedy and more. A “surprise reunited band” from Cincy music’s past is slated to play the fest in the ballroom at 11:30 p.m. April 9. Start your guesses!
Here’s the full lineup:
Friday, April 8
The Lions Rampant, Banderas, Dopamines, Situation Red, The Dukes, Super Stupid, The Kickaways, The Frankl Project, Loudmouth, Shadowraptr, Junkards, Horse Cop, The Mormon Rockwells, comedians Matt Stanton and Justin Schaefer, Tupelo Honey, The Western, Wonky Tonk, Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups, Kristen Kreft and Hello Hello
Saturday, April 9
State Song, The Minor Leagues, The Guitars, Alone at 3am, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Animal Circles, Swear Jar, Army Coach, The Harlequins, Oso Bear, Never Setting Suns, Mala In Se, Martin Luther and the Kings, Josh Eagle and the Harvest City, The Turkeys, Billy Wallace and the Virginia Blues, Painwater, Sam Banta and Tuck Me In.