Music: The Heights Music Festival

For the past seven years, the biannual CliftonHeights Music Festival has showcased some of the best new and establishedoriginal acts in Greater Cincinnati from many genres, covering everything fro

Apr 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

For the past seven years, the biannual Clifton Heights Music Festival has showcased some of the best new and established original acts in Greater Cincinnati from many genres, covering everything from Indie, Punk and Folk to Rock, Hip Hop and Electronic music. Each fest has topped the previous one, and this spring’s installment should be no different, as the event returns Friday and Saturday to the neighborhood bordering the University of Cincinnati with a new name — The Heights Music Festival — and a new Saturday afternoon “Day Fest,” allowing music lovers of all ages to check out some of the bands without sneaking into a bar. Participating venues Rohs Street Café and Roxx Electrocafe are all-ages all weekend; shows at Christy’s, Mac’s and Baba Budan’s require an ID. Among the almost 100 acts performing this year are Eclipse, Skeetones, Automagik, Loudmouth, Perfect Norm, Evans Collective, The Kickaways and Belle Histoire. For the full schedule and ticket info ($5 per day in advance or $10 for a full weekend pass), visit the blogs at citybeat.com or theheightsmusicfestival.com.