Otherfest: An Original Music Festival

Since 2006, Otherfest has held the stage for over 100 indie-label and unsigned bands from around the U.S., ranging in genres from blues to bluegrass to hip-hop, rock and every sub-genre in between. The 11th annual Otherfest keeps the rocking tradition alive with 18 music acts in exchange for only $20. (If you’re counting, that’s just over $1 per band.) In addition to live original music, the festival boasts free camping, food trucks, art and beverage vending in a one day, all ages music festival on October 1, just north of Cleveland on Highway 61.

This year’s lineup includes headliners, The Dexateens, an Alabama based five-piece super group that is celebrating its first album release in four years and features members of Drive By Truckers, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, 13ghosts and Model Citizen. Also jamming at this year’s festival are long time Otherfest friends Adam Faucett and the Tall Grass, a grunge-folk band from Little Rock, not to mention regional acts The Wans (Nashville), Toonces (New Orleans), *repeat repeat (Nashville), Carver Commodore (Muscle Shoals, Ala.) and The Pollies (Muscle Shoals, Ala.).

As per tradition, a slew of Mississippi musicians are set on the bill with up-and-coming alt-country act Craig Adams, who will release his highly anticipated debut album this December. Other Mississippi acts include A Scarlet Empire, Blackwater Trio, Water Spaniel, Seasick Harbor, WR Griffith, And The Echo, Weejy, Schaefer Llana and more.

Although small coolers are permitted inside festival grounds, Mitchell Distributing will be providing booze on-site and food vending will be sponsored by Hey Joe’s. Gates open at noon. Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

For more information, including full line-up, visit keepclevelandboring.com or email info@keepclevelandboring.com.

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