Independent fashion designers from around Cincinnati will gather on Fountain Square on Friday, July 16 for the third annual Cincinnati T-Shirt Festival. The event will showcase Cincinnati-themed t-shirts from 14 different vendors, including five new vendors to this year’s festival.

The 2010 Cincinnati T-Shirt Festival will run from 11am to 11pm, and is free and open to the public thanks to Cincy Apparel. Vendors at this year’s event include title sponsor Cincy Apparel, Deadstar Apparel, Southpaw Prints, Rockit, Allscreen Image Marketing, Park+Vine, Alternative Motive, Wire & Twine, Donkey Ts, Anonymous Skate Shop, Unheardof Boutique, Able Projects, Ski Cincinnati, and Proforma Albrecht Co.

Coinciding with the t-shirt festival from 7pm to 10pm is PNC MidPoint’s Indie Summer concert series that will feature The Western; Flux Capacitors; Pop Empire; and You, You’re Awesome in that performance order. Those looking for an extra special experience during the music performances should take advantage of Via Vite’s rooftop terrace which boasts sweeping views of Fountain Square in addition to their food and drink selection.

Free bicycle parking is available inside the Fountain Square Parking Garage and on the square itself. Metro bus service (plan your trip) is readily accessible from all routes that run to the Government Square Transit Center.