The MidPoint Music Festival will kick off this weekend with live music, street performers, other artists, food and other attractions. 16 different stages are set up in the city for the three day festival showcasing up-and-coming independent musicians.

The 12th annual Music festival starts Thursday bringing 175 bands into Cincinnati, a family-friendly ``KidPoint'' area will be set up in Over-the-Rhine.

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