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MidPoint Music Festival celebrates record attendance

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati's MidPoint Music Festival, which was held last week in locations in Downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine and Newport, celebrated record attendance this year.

More than 15,000 music fans attended 270 performances. With more stages and a 45 percent increase in the number of performances over last year, organizers did not raise ticket prices and still experienced a 27 percent jump at the box office.

"With our current economy we wanted to keep things affordable for the fans," said Executive Producer Dan McCabe. "In our eighth year promoting quality acts, people know we provide a good experience and we're happy with the turnout fans showed us."

Sergeant Scott Fritz of the Cincinnati Police reported there were no problems in the neighborhoods around the festival.

"Cincinnati has always been a music town. The key to this for our city is the fans, artists and business owners working together," McCabe said. "MidPoint is a fun cultural event that Cincinnatians should be proud of because they make it happen."

One unfortunate event was a terrible van accident suffered by the Chicago band Scotland Yard Gospel Choir on Thursday. The van blew a tire and flipped over on I-65 on the way to Cincinnati, destroying all of their gear, and hospitalizing six band members, including one with spine fractures. Reports from their label, Bloodshot Records, say three have been released, but others remain in serious condition. Anyone interested in helping the band members out with what are sure to be costly medical bills, the band's label has set up a site for donations. To help go to: http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/news/sygc-van-accident.

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