Northside Rock ’N Roll Carnival (finally) releases full live music schedule for the free, two-day festival

Beginning Tuesday afternoon and picking up after Northside's parade Wednesday, the annual event showcases varying shades of Indie Rock, Pop, Soul and Hip Hop, performed by local, regional and touring acts.

Jul 2, 2018 at 4:23 pm

click to enlarge A scene from 2017's Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
A scene from 2017's Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival
It took a while, but the full schedule for Northside’s Rock N’ Roll Carnival has been announced, just in the nick of time.

Wrapped around the popular and wonderfully eccentric Fourth of July parade on Hamilton Avenue (kicking off at noon Wednesday), the free music fest at Hoffner Park kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a hearty mix of local acts, plus a few touring bands. The music runs non-stop Tuesday until 1 a.m., then repeats Wednesday, starting around 2 p.m. (or soon as the parade finishes).

Tuesday, July 3

Main Stage

4:00-04:40pm: The Whiskey Shambles

5:00-05:40pm: Blossom Hall

7:00-07:40pm: Paisley Fields (from NYC)

8:15-09:00pm: Marjorie Lee and The Lovers

9:20-10:00pm: The Harlequins

10:30-11:30pm: listener

Midnight-12:45am: Lemon Sky

Side Stage:

6:00-6:30pm: Toon Town

7:45-8:15pm: Fycus

8:50-9:20pm: Brother O' Brother (Indianapolis)

10:00-10:30pm: The Perfect Children

Wednesday, July 4

Main Stage: 

2:00-2:40pm: Triiibe

4:30-5:10 pm: BAOKU

5:45-6:20 pm: Leggy

7:00-7:40 pm: smut

8:00-8:40 pm: Marcus Alan Ward (Cleveland)

9:10-10pm: Lauren Eylise

Side Stage:

4:00-4:30pm: The Almost Infinite

5:00-5:30pm: GRLwood (Louisville)

6:30 pm: Knotts

7:40-8:10pm: SKRT (Dayton)

8:40-9:10 pm: Oids

The event also features local food, beer and other types of vendors. The food lineup includes N.Y.P.D. Pizza Inc., Django Western Taco, Dojo Gelato, Jenn's Hot Tamale, The Arepa Place and Bridges Nepali Cuisine.

Nearby Urban Artifact (the venue/brewery will help tap the keg at the Carnival at 3 p.m. Tuesday to open the festivities) will also have some live music to celebrate the U.S.'s independence, hosting the Northside Rock N’ Roll Sideshow on the Fourth. Here’s the lineup:

3 p.m. Jazz Renaissance

5:30 p.m. Venicia and the Shadow People

6:40 p.m. MVBP

7:45 p.m. IN2ITIV3

8:35 p.m. Dead Man String Band

9:30 p.m. Electric Orange Peel

11 p.m. Go Go Buffalo