Jillian Rae and LOTT to perform at St. Cecilia's Theater for Sounds Like School

As part of the Sounds Like School initiative, Mid West Music Fest will be hosting Jillian Rae and LOTT at Cotter High School’s St. Cecilia Theater on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  Doors will open at 6:15 PM….

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DJ Abilities to Headline MWMF

DJ Abilities is an underground hip hop producer and DJ affiliated with Rhymesayers Entertainment. Well-known in the Midwest for being one of the best battle DJs in the local scene, he has twice taken the crown at the DMC Regional…

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MWMF Veteran Chastity Brown to Headline Historic Masonic Theater

2013 Mid West Music Fest veteran Chastity Brown is returning in 2015 to headline the Historic Masonic Theater after her winter tour of the UK. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her – indie, roots…

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Frankie Lee, 2014 City Pages Songwriter of the Year, to Headline MWMF

  Mid West Music Fest is thrilled to announce that City Pages 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Frankie Lee, will be a headliner at the 2015 festival. If you missed Frankie at our 2014 fall fundraiser, this is your chance…

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Toki Wright & Big Cats to Headline Sounds Like School Stage at MWMF

“The sonic chemistry between Toki Wright and Big Cats is evident everywhere on Pangaea, a painstakingly minimal and textured exploration of contemplative hip-hop….The vibe they’ve concocted is unlike most of the current rap landscape, finding a downtempo space to work…

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Lucy Michelle featuring Chris Koza and John Munson to headline Historic Masonic Theater

In 2012, Lucy wrote a batch of songs more deeply personal than any she’d written before. The result was ‘Attack of the Heart’, Lucy Michelle’s first ever solo album. Enlisting the help of local greats John Munson and Chan Polling,…

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MWMF Vets Black-eyed Snakes to return in 2015

“The Black Eyed Snakes are another outlet for the restless creative energy of Low’s Al Sparhawk, whose alter ego Chicken Bone George wails distorted vocals through a harmonica mic to thrash-blues accompaniment. Just as Low are subversive in their minimalism,…

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Black Market Brass is coming to Mid West Music Fest 2015

“Their live show is the stuff you rave about to your friends the next day. It’s precise execution meets raw and freaky free-experimentation, locked tight into an uptempo groove that just won’t quit.” – City Pages Black Market Brass started…

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MWMF to Preview Jack Norton Film "Jug Band Hokum"

Mid West Music Fest is proud to announce that we will host a teaser screening preview of the film Jug Band Hokum – Jack Norton’s directorial debut – on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Jug Band Hokum follows the whimsical lives…

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Folk Singer Peita Brown to Perform at MWMF

Folk singer Pieta Brown grew up surrounded by music. The daughter of the accomplished musician Greg Brown, Pieta grew up surrounded by artists and musicians, absorbing all manner of bohemian artistic influences. She’s a self-taught guitarist and songwriter with a…

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