As usual, there a ton of things to do this weekend in Columbus, but two hours away, Cincinnati will hold a music festival for those craving to see some old favorites as well as scratch the itch to find new music. “Keep Calm and and Go to Bunbury” is the motto of this weekend’s Bunbury Music Festival. In its inaugural year, the festival, located in Cincinnati, is hosting heavy-hitter acts, with performances by Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie.
The Bunbury Musica Festival compares to an Ohio Lollapalooza (sorry MidPoint Music Festival), and makes me proud to be from Cincinnati. The event takes place right on the river at Sawyer Point. My plan is to stock up on 5-hour energy shots, as after 12+ hours of performances, Bunbury organizers want festival-goers to “keep calm” and attend the official after-parties of Bunbury, featuring DJ’s such as Mick Boogie and DJ A.M.F.
Cincinnati band Foxy Shazam are acting spokesmen for this year’s festival. Supporters of Bunbury had the opportunity to vote on two commercials featuring the ostentatious act. Below is the winner.
There are still passes available on their website, and are reasonably priced for the amount of entertainment the festival plans to provide. Make sure to get there early, as bands such as UME, a punk-rock trio from Austin, RJD2, and Alberta Cross will perform earlier in the day.
Reviews of performances and interviews, including one from Foxy Shazam and UME will be posted as the weekend goes on.
There is even a Bunbury app for your iPhone, located here.
Cincinnati is known for Skyline Chili, The Big Red Machine, the headquarters of Proctor and Gamble, and now, The Bunbury Music Festival.