The Heights Music Festival kicks off tonight with over 60 performances

Local music will be featured this weekend as The Heights Music Festival returns for its seventh installment. Over 60 performances will take place on Friday and Saturday nights, spread across five Clifton Heights venues within a short walk of each other.

Performers will include local favorites like The Frankl Project, Hickory Robot, and The Natives, along with newer acts such as DAAP Girls, Buenos Crotches, and Oui Si Yes. Some regional acts will also be featured, like The Regrettes and Shrub, both from Columbus. Performances at Mac’s Pizza Pub, Baba Budan’s, Christy’s, and Roxx Electrocafé are open to ages 21+, while Rohs Street Cafe is open to all ages. Tickets can be purchased at any of the participating venues, and cost $5 for Friday night or $10 for both nights.

The festival is organized by Rome Ntukogu of Far-I-Rome Productions, who joined us for episode #10 of The UrbanCincy Podcast. On the podcast, we discussed how festivals like The Heights can help grow the local music scene by connecting music fans to artists.

The Heights, which was originally known as the Clifton Heights Music Festival, takes place twice a year with a strong focus on local artists. The first six installments featured over 500 performances and were attended by over 15,000 music fans, and with each installment, the momentum continues to grow.