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Kudos for Cincinnati

Eat Sugar We've heard from some great bands. We've heard some wild stories. Now let's hear it for the fans, businesses, and organizations that have made the 8th running of the MidPoint Music Festival a success.

Cincinnati is blessed with one of the best music scenes in the nation. Yeah, we can point to Esquire listing us in the top ten cities that rock or Spin dubbing us "Rock City," but what it really comes down to is people showing up and making it happen. Cincinnati...you did that.

From the conception of rock 'n' roll in 50s and 60s, the great soul of the 70s, dance and metal in the 80s, and the raw grunge of the 90s, Cincinnati has always represented itself as a music town. Today is no different.

More than 260 bands played at the festival in 2009. Many of those were local. The rest wanted to play here. In fact, the festival had more than 1,000 bands and artists apply to showcase at MidPoint. They want to play...in Cincinnati...because of it's people.

More than 15,000 fans showed up to support the music. More than 2,800 of those fans rode in Scion Streetcars to get around town. Twenty one venues opened their doors to offer showcases. Fifteen organizations partnered with us along the way. Sixteen businesses sponsored the festival to provide essential operating cash, services, and assistance. And countless other blogs, radio and TV stations, and newspapers spread the word about this year's festival.

Yes you, the people of Cincinnati, made it happen. You all rock.

Our Downtown and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods were teeming with activity. Streets were full. Businesses were busy. Life was good.

Now, it's time to sweep up and get ready for next year. Stay tuned in for announcements about artists submissions for the 2010 event around February. We plan to show the world once again how Cincinnati rocks.

#MPMF: Fan Feedback thru live.mpmf.com

LIVE Thanks to a clever web-based application developed by Topic Design, any person with internet connectivity or a Cincinnati Bell Wireless account will have the ability to participate in a unique peer-to-peer social platform that will pull, integrate and present real-time tweets, texts and form feeds online at live.mpmf.com.

Twitter or text your friends, performers, or strangers at the fest by tweeting #MPMF or texts to 4632 from Cincinnati Bell Wireless.

During the fest, live.mpmf.com will be displayed on monitors at participating venues, including the jumbo screen on Fountain Square and on the side of Grammer's. It's one more way you can be a part of history at MidPoint.

Two New Community Features

Time to get to work MPMF fans. We have added two new ways you can interact with the MidPoint community. First, we have a brand new forum that is currently sitting idle. You should definitely get over there and register; and start a new conversation. Talk about the great time you had last year, bands you hope perform this year, or start a facial hair contest. Just don't challenge Monty, that's a serious mustache not to be messed with.

Next, we have our twitter page. Here we are calling on you to talk up MPMF to your followers and gain notoriety while your at it. Just tag your tweet with #mpmf and we will pull it into our stream. You can also find our updates at MidPointMusic.

Come back soon for even more social integrations.