Northside Music Festival grew out of Jason Snell wanting to book a larger night of music with his buddies and celebrate Cincinnati’s eclectic and music-rich neighborhood of Northside, and wrapping it all up with a cool show poster.
Jason brought in friends, Mike Gibboney and Scot Torres, and soon the Northside Music Festival had grown from a one-night local music showcase to a full-blown two-day festival featuring a curated mix of both local and regional bands on three stages, all for free.
Past performers include the Open Mike Eagle, Buffalo Killers, Soledad Brothers, Why?,
James Leg (Black Diamond Heavies), Daniel Martin Moore, Wussy, Joan Shelley, Tweens, and many many more.
2017 brings the 10th Annual Edition (X) of the festival, making it the longest standing independently run free music festival in Cincinnati.