AYE Music & Art Festival Takes Over Northside for 13th Annual Event this Weekend

Besides presenting an eclectic array of artists, the multi-venue event will raise money and awareness for the Women Helping Women organization.

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The AYE Music & Art Festival — which was founded in 2006 by adventurous local musician Nick Mitchell (Grasshopper Juice Records/ The Terrors/Chick Pimp/Juan Cosby) — returns to various venues throughout Northside this weekend.

Featuring local and touring musical acts (often with accompanying visuals) representing everything from Hip Hop and Electronic music to AltPop and Indie Rock (plus many genres between and beyond), AYE (“Adjust Your Eyes”) kicks off Friday night and continues through late Saturday, with performances at popular venues like The Comet, Urban Artifact, Northside Tavern, Chameleon, Junker’s and Northside Yacht Club. Local artists appearing at the AYE fest this year include Electric Citizen, K. Savage, WeirDose & Juan Cosby, Tyler Randall of the duo Dawg Yawp, Common Center, Beloved Youth, The Harlequins, Joesph, Fycus, Lazy Ass Destroyer, Freedom Nicole Moore & the Electric Moon and Knotts.

AYE is perfect for “show hopping” to catch a perfect mix of styles and sounds. Many of the events are free, but a few have small cover charges (grab a two-day pass for $8 for the Chameleon Electronica showcases here).AYE has raised thousands of dollars for locally-relevant charities, causes and organizations since its inception. This year, donations and other proceeds go to Women Helping Women.


click to enlarge Common Center plays AYE Friday at Northside Yacht Club. - Photo: Jacob Drabik
Photo: Jacob Drabik
Common Center plays AYE Friday at Northside Yacht Club.

Northside Tavern (projections: Bunk News):

9 pm: Tyler Randall of Dawg Yawp

10 pm: The Old Adage (Detroit, MI)

11 pm: WeirDose & Juan Cosby

12 am - Xzela

The Comet:

9 pm - Danbient

9:45 pm - Kill Bill

10:20 pm - Satyr Circle

11:10 pm - POC

12:00 am - Ajoke 

Urban Artifact (Sanctuary):

10 pm - Venus

10:30 pm - Supreme Prisms

11:15 pm - Joness

11:50 pm - Devin Burgess

12:25 am - K.Savage

12:55 am - Venus

Chameleon (projections: Supa):

9 pm - Firecat 451, The Example, Meiosis, Brwnbear, & Vusive 

Northside Yacht Club (first floor; projections: Phase Melt Digital):

9:30 pm - Yateveo

10:30 pm - Kuber

11:30 pm - Founding Fathers

12:30 am - Common Center

Northside Yacht Club (second floor):

9:00 pm - Sundae Drives

10:00 pm - The Jared Presley Experience

11:00 pm - Rich Wizard

12:00 am - The Kno Nothings

Junker's Tavern:

9:30pm - Toon Town

10:30pm - Sack Lunch

11:30pm - Sleepy Drums

12:30am - Beloved Youth 


click to enlarge Cincinnati Psych/Garage rockers The Harlequins play the AYE fest Saturday at Northside Tavern just prior to Florida band Pleasures' set. - Photo: theharlequins.bandcamp.com
Photo: theharlequins.bandcamp.com
Cincinnati Psych/Garage rockers The Harlequins play the AYE fest Saturday at Northside Tavern just prior to Florida band Pleasures' set.

Northside Tavern (projections: Bunk News):

9 pm - New Moons

10 pm - Joesph

11 pm - The Harlequins

12 am - Pleasures (St. Petersburg, Fla.) 

The Comet (projections: Phase Melt Digital):

9 pm - Off The Meat Rack

9:40 pm - Beta Max

10:20 pm - Dracula-Wolf

11:40 pm - Haskell

12:20 am - Lazy Ass Destroyer 

Urban Artifact (Taproom):

8 pm - Eva Patterson

8:30 pm - Freedom Nicole Moore

9:05 pm - Slow Glows 9:50 pm - Knotts

10:20 pm - Pout

11 pm - Fycus 

Urban Artifact (Sanctuary):

12 am - Vice Ensemble 1

2:30 am - IN2ITIV3

Chameleon (projections: Supa):

9 pm - Jesse James, Tom Reed, & Bit Flip 

Northside Yacht Club:

8 pm - Acarya

9 pm - Econophonics

10 pm - Attalla

11 pm - Troll (Portland, Ore.)

12 am - Electric Citizen 

Junker's Tavern:

9 pm - Jared Presley Experience

10 pm - KidDead (Nashville)

11 pm - Spoken Nerd (Nashville)

12 am - TBA

Visit adjustyoureyes.com for more info.


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