The full lineup for this year’s MidPoint Music Festival is expected to be announced before Friday’s MidPoint Indie Summer concert on Fountain Square, but the schedule for one specially-themed hub of venues is now known. The stages along Jackson Street, the small cut-through road on which Know Theatre (which has two MPMF stages) and ArtWorks (one stage) are being collectively rebranded as “MidPoint’s Bioré Strip,” named for a product from sponsor Bioré Skincare, and will celebrate pioneering women in music and the female artist’s important role in local music and MPMF’s10-year history. The stages on the “Strip” will highlight women solo performers and acts with a female presence, a collection of performers from across the globe that includes the biggest acts at the festival (Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, The Watson Twins), buzzing up-and-comers (Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Worsties, Lydia Loveless) and local favorites.(Carole Walker, Kelly Fine, The Fairmount Girls).
Thursday, Sept. 22: Jessica Lea Mayfield (Akron), 11:45 p.m.; Tristen (Nashville), 10:45 p.m.; The Watson Twins (Los Angeles), 9:45 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23: Deerhoof (San Francisco), 11:45 p.m.; The Fairmount Girls (Cincinnati), 10:45 p.m.; Cheyenne Marie Mize (Louisville), 9:45 p.m.;
Saturday, Sept. 24: Bachelorette (Christchurch, New Zealand), 11:45 p.m.; Fort Wilson Riot (Minneapolis) 10:45 p.m.; blueVenus (Toronto) 9:45 p.m.
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Thursday, Sept. 22: Lydia Loveless (Columbus), 11 p.m.; Paper Bird (Denver), 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23: Lora-Faye (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 11 p.m.; Kelly Fine (Cincinnati), 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: Carole Walker (Columbus), 11 p.m.; Pezzettino (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22: The Worsties (Nashville), 11 p.m.; We Are Hex (Indianapolis), 10 p.m.; Oui Si Yes (Cincinnati), 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23: Xiu Xiu (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 11 p.m.; Kindest Lines (New Orleans), 10 p.m.; Hedgehog (Beijing, China), 9 p.m.; The Spruce Campbells (Columbus), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: My Gold Mask (Chicago), 11 p.m.; Fists of Love (Cincinnati), 10 p.m.; Pet Lions (Chicago), 9 p.m.; Culture Queer (Cincinnati), 8 p.m.
To purchase tickets and find full details about the MidPoint Music Festival, visit mpmf.com.