"The Bubblegum Masquerade," you say? Indeed. A local gentleman named Paul O'Moore has put together the Saturday show under the banner of his Vibrant Fringe Productions group, an essentially pro bono, one-man promotions organization founded to "exclusively support local and regional music" and to be "a partner in rebuilding Greater Cincinnati's music scene," according to the Vibrant Fringe Web site.
And looking at the generous lineup of local acts that O'Moore's ambitious two-stage, twelve-hour, multi-genre Masquerade plans to offer, he's clearly living up to his own mission statement. Here's the roster so far:
1:00am:Chick Pimp Coke Dealer
12:00am: The Pomegranates
10:00pm: Free Sophia
9:00pm: All the day Holiday
8:00pm: Wonky Tonk
6:00pm: All Get Out
5:00pm: The Happy Maladies
3:00pm:"Chris Click / Sarah Finney
1:30am: Stone the Mayor Sheriffs
10:30pm: The Javelin Dance
8:30pm: Look Afraid
6:30pm: Blacklight Barbarian
5:30pm: The Frankl Project
4:30pm: The Kopecky Family
3:30pm: A Wayward Heart
2:30pm: Seventh Hour
Bring your sleeping bag, because this is not only a music festival but also a campout! You'll get to stay overnight and enjoy a pancake social and acoustic sets when you get up in the a.m. Hannon’s Camp America in Oxford plays host to the Masquerade, and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Advocates for Deaf Education.
All Rock ‘n’ Roll campers are going to need to cough up $20 (or $30 on the day of the show) and bring their own sleeping bags and tents ... and booze, if they so choose.
The event runs from Saturday, July 11 until Sunday, July 12. For more information, click here. Click here for advance tickets.