Clifton Heights has been doing what college neighborhoods should, showcasing live music by young musicians at venues like Baba Budan’s and Mac’s Pizza Pub and fueled by artists looking for a sense of community. The neighborhood isn’t quite Short Vine-in-the-’90s level, but the return of the Clifton Heights Music Festival this weekend is another hopeful step in making the area more consistently thriving with music.
Last year’s debut CHMF was held in October just after the MidPoint Music Festival, but now it is returning to usher in the spring this Friday and Saturday with a gigantic stellar and diverse lineup of local, original music, featuring everything from Jazz, Blues and Hip Hop to Indie/AltRock, Electronica, Dance music, Punk and Rock. Venues include Rohs Street Café, Uncle Woody’s, Murphy’s Pub, Baba Budan’s and Mac’s Pizza Pub. Bands include The Happy Maladies, The Pinstripes, mallory, djdq, the No No Knots and more.