Music: Cincypunk Fest 9 (Night 1)

Cincypunk Fest celebrates its ninth anniversary this Friday and Saturday on the many stages of the Southgate House in Newport. The fest has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its inception; the recipients of this year’s proceeds are the Animal

Cincypunk Fest celebrates its ninth anniversary this Friday and Saturday on the many stages of the Southgate House in Newport. The fest has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its inception; the recipients of this year’s proceeds are the Animal Adoption Foundation in Hamilton and Cincinnati’s Friends of the Children.

This year’s fest again keeps the quality bar high, with nearly 40 bands performing, ranging from established crowd favorites to the latest up-and-comers. (Note for the uninitiated: Don’t be fooled by the name. Punk plays a part, but the genre boundaries are pretty loose, with bands playing everything from Folk and Ska to Indie Rock and Hip Hop.)

Music is spread across the Southgate’s three stages. Friday in the Ballroom, catch The Seedy Seeds, The Harlequins, State Song, Frankl Project, Small Time Crooks, Charlie Hustle and Situation Red. The Parlour’s Friday lineup features Martin Luther and The Kings, Junkards, Animal Circles, Duppy a Jamba (pictured), The Tillers, Hazle Weatherfield and The Western. Holding down the Lounge Friday are This American Life, Tuck Me In, Josh Elstro and Skeletone.

Music starts at 8 p.m. Get more details here. Find Saturday night's lineup here.

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