October 7th, 2011 By Mike Breen | Music |

Clifton Heights Music Festival 5 Begins TONIGHT

clifton fest imageClifton Heights Music Festival 5 - (Photo: www.cliftonheightsmusicfest.com)

Tonight is the kick-off for the fifth installment of the Clifton Heights Music Festival, a constantly excellent showcase (and increasingly popular — attendance grew over 700 % from 2009 to 2010) of some of the best music being made in Greater Cincinnati. The diversity is as impressive as the quality of acts, featuring everything from Roots Rock, Hip Hop, Folk, Garage Rock  and Indie Pop to Punk, Electronica, Funk, Hard Rock, Jam, Reggae and … well, you get the idea.

Six venues around the Clifton Heights neighborhood (next to the University of CIncinnati campus) will present music tonight and tomorrow, starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $8 for a one-night pass or $12 for a two-nighter. Tickets can be purchased in advance here or at any of the participating venues tonight and tomorrow. Below, explore the entire lineup (as well as a map with locations and performers to help you plot out your musical travels). Click here for full details on the fest.

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Rohs Street Cafe (All Ages)

8 p.m. Richard Ringer

8:45 p.m. Billy Otten

9:30 p.m. Sassy Molasses

10:15 p.m. Plastic Inevitables

11 p.m. The Yugos

Baba Budan's

8 p.m. Evans Collective

8:45 p.m. Come Here Watson

9:30 p.m. The Worthmores

10:15 p.m. Lackluster

11 p.m. MindFish

11:45 p.m. Vaudeville Freud

12:30 a.m. Oso Bear

Mac's Pizza Pub

8 p.m.  Agape Alive, DJ Ghost, Puck, MC Till, Trademark Aaron, Camp David and Fenix 6

10:15 p.m. Abiyah

11 p.m.  The MJ’s

11:45 p.m. Skeleton Hands

12:30 a.m. Pop Empire


8 p.m. For Algernon

8:45 p.m. Oak Heart

9:30 p.m. Chakras

10:15 p.m. Valley of The Sun

11 p.m. Frankl Project

11:45 p.m. Rays Music Exchange

12:30 a.m. The Cincy Brass

Roxx Electrocafe (All Ages)

8 p.m. Us, Today

8:45 p.m. Wonky Tonk

9:30 p.m. The Ridges

10:15 p.m. The Happy Maladies

11 p.m. Zella Whelms

Murphy's Pub

8 p.m. The Sound Museum

8:45 p.m. Frankly Speaking

9:30 p.m. Saturn Batteries

10:15 p.m. The Desert Gun

11 p.m. The Prohibitionists

11:45 p.m. Majestic Man

12:30 a.m. The Harlequins

Rohs Street Cafe (All Ages)

8 p.m. Honest Abe

8:45 p.m. Milano

9:30 p.m. The Heartlanders

10:15 p.m. Jess Lamb

11 p.m. Merely The Mocs

Baba Budan's

8 p.m. The Tigerlilies

8:45 p.m. Andy Cook & The Wanderloons

9:30 p.m. Sun Country

10:15 p.m. The Instruction

11 p.m. Acarya

11:45 p.m. Zebras In Public

12:30 a.m. SHADOWRAPTR

Mac's Pizza Pub

8 p.m. Diet Audio

8:45 p.m. Playfully Yours

9:30 p.m. Mr Browns Mysterious Sounds

10:15 p.m. The Whiskey Sweats

11 p.m. State Song

11:45 p.m. Shotski

12:30 a.m. Revenge Pinata


8 p.m. Shoot Out The Lights

8:45 p.m. Wild Talents

9:30 p.m. Slack Panther

10:15 p.m. The Ohms

11 p.m. Newport Secret Six

11:45 p.m. The Dukes are Dead

12:30 a.m. Banderas

Roxx Electrocafe (All Ages)

8 p.m. Bostic Family Tent Revival

8:45 p.m. The Apricots

9:30 p.m. Indigo Wild

10:15 p.m. Automagik

11 p.m. Jamwave

Murphy's Pub

8 p.m. Ghost Trees

8:45 p.m. The Blue Shivers

9:30 p.m. Incline District

10:15 p.m. Zachary Burns Band

11 p.m. Jimmelegs

11:45 p.m. The Banana Convention

12:30 a.m. Buckra

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