Ohmstead Music Festival 2015

Music, Art, Flow, Crafts, Vending, Camping & more...

2 Stages

Two alternating stages featuring non-stop music all weekend long!

Artist & Vendor Village

Featuring the best arts and crafts, good eats, and merchandise around!

Over 20 Bands!

The very best National, Regional, & Local bands!

Why should you come to Ohmstead 2015?

And what will be waiting for you there

OHMSTEAD 2015 MUSIC FESTIVAL!!! This is our 14th annual OHMSTEAD. Over the years we have enjoyed drum workshops, morning yoga,  kid science workshops, massage therapy, karaoke, a MTV reality star, many creative vendors, good food, and most importantly GREAT music. OHMSTEAD’S mission is to showcase national touring artists, the regions best and most talented musicians, and to create positivity through good people and amazing, conscious, jamming, rocking music.    

An Unrivaled Musical Lineup

Some of the hottest national & regional acts

Quite simply, we have made efforts to put together the most ass kickin' lineup imaginable, full of national touring artists, regional artists on the verge, and local musical heroes. We are confident that you will also find that we've taken steps to ensure that this lineup is unlike any other in our region, and FULL of diverse musical acts.

Unmatched Overall Production!

Massive sound and mesmerizing visuals!

We've learned an awful lot over the last 14 years, and one thing we have always aimed for is to constantly make improvements and get better at what we do. And our number one priority for improvement this year is production. What does that mean? BIG stages that look and sound GREAT! We've partnered with some of the best in the business to ensure that Ohmstead 2015 is an amazing experience for all. BIG stages, HUGE sound, and MASSIVE light shows are in store for you this year!

Killer brews and grub of course!

Eat, drink, and be merry!

This year we'll be showcasing even MORE vendors, offering even more choices to suit your fancy. Choose from a wide variety of cuisines and delectable treats. Pickup merch from your favorite bands. Check out the arts and crafts created by some of the hippest most talented artists in the region. It's all here for your enjoyment.

Celebrating 14 years!

Ohmstead brings you the best National & Regional Acts

Rock, Reggae, Jam, Funk, Blues, & more!

 

Rolling lineup announcements in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!

Set times subject to adjustment

 

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Rockstead

04:40 PM - 05:40 PM


About

The music started in 2007 when Jake, Vic, and John started a punk band their freshman year of high school called Broken On Impact. Tanner joined the band in 2011, the band changed their name to Rockstead and started playing their new reggae, rock, punk rock style. Rockstead currently has one nine song studio recorded album titled Wake Up and Live.

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Roots of a Rebellion

06:40 PM - 08:00 PM


About

Roots of a Rebellion hail from Nashville, TN and bolster heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has recently released their debut, full-length album "Heartifact". Having shared the stage with The Wailers, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent the other side of Music City, USA.

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Elementree Livity Project

08:00 PM - 09:30 PM


About

“Combining the best of multiple genres into a cohesive, catchy and memorable sound is not a simple thing to do. Yet, this Cincinnati-based, multi-talented quintet does just that. Fuse “old school” Rock-n-Roll with Jam & Roots and masterfully layer it over a solid Reggae base and you have the distinct sound of Elementree Livity Project. Whether in a room at the back of a coffee house or an auditorium for thousands, ELP brings people together. When the band clicks on all cylinders, it’s noticeable.” – Michael Clare, mikecimages.

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM


About

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) is known for folding the aesthetics of the jamband scene into the structures of reggae. In the live setting, the band performs extended jams, while their previous studio albums have blended roots reggae with psychedelia (In These Times, 2012) or diverged from the genre completely, journeying into straight Americana (Country, 2012). On STEADY, the band’s fourth studio album (and first on Easy Star Records), GPGDS has synthesized their approach by weaving traditional folk instrumentation into a foundation of reggae, with arrangements that let the reggae breathe in a non-traditional way. While STEADY may not be the first record to find inspiration in both old time Appalachia and ‘70s Jamaica, it may be the best.

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The Magic Lightnin’ Boys

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


About

Rooted in the Blues with some nasty stank swamp funk. It's eclectic rock n roll with a shot of adrenaline and a nod to the past.

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The Ohms

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


About

The Ohms are a mix of reggae, rock, and many other styles combined in a tasteful mix of quality frequencies for the masses to enjoy. Their vocals bring a strong sense of awareness and consciousness and their music brings fans of all genres together. All around the world reggae music is growing in popularity. The Ohms provide a passionate and authentic way of bringing elements of popular reggae and world music from around the globe and integrating them into American popular music styles. The Ohms not only allow you to listen to great music, but to feel great music and to inspire consciousness.

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Spiritual Rez

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM


About

With their latest release, APOCALYPSE WHENEVER, Boston’s beloved reggae-rock funkateers Spiritual Rez deliver their most triumphant musical offering yet. Produced by lead singer Toft Willingham, co-produced by bassist Jesse Shaternick, and mastered by legendary engineer Howie Weinberg (Ramones, Beastie Boys, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the 14-track collection of infectious anthems is chock-full of rollicking guitar riffs, ocean-bathed melodies, swagger-centric basslines, crisp soaring horns, and ska-infused jam sections that have come to define Rez's progressive signature sound. While their groove is primarily rooted in rock, reggae, and funk traditions, the septet draws stylistic influence from nearly every musical movement of the 20th century. Over the past 9 years, Rez has tirelessly toured the country ten times over, cemented their status as a consistent festival favorite, and honed their exhilarating live show into an incomparable, unabashed musical extravaganza. They have shared the stage with artistic visionaries including Toots and the Maytals, Rubblebucket, Gogol Bordello, the Dirty Heads, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Jimmy Buffett, and Bernie Worrell. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into a bold new chapter of their epic musical journey and prepare to hit the road for a nationwide tour once more….

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Freekbass

08:45 PM - 10:15 PM


About

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes. Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other. Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and TrueFire.com just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know” . In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics. Going into 2014 Freek has a lot of things on the table. He is releasing his next album , “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which is produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jackets' Jim James/Ben Sollee) with guests Razor Sharp Johnson, Skerik, and Jennifer Hartswick . Also, he was a part of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving a master class and performing. Plus he will be doing extensive touring with his mainstay funk group, “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly”.

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Elementree Livity Project

10:30 PM - 11:45 PM


About

“Combining the best of multiple genres into a cohesive, catchy and memorable sound is not a simple thing to do. Yet, this Cincinnati-based, multi-talented quintet does just that. Fuse “old school” Rock-n-Roll with Jam & Roots and masterfully layer it over a solid Reggae base and you have the distinct sound of Elementree Livity Project. Whether in a room at the back of a coffee house or an auditorium for thousands, ELP brings people together. When the band clicks on all cylinders, it’s noticeable.” – Michael Clare, mikecimages.

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The Almighty Get Down

11:45 PM - 01:00 AM


About

We are 7 mother's sons who have dedicated our lives to the search for good music within ourselves, to make something lasting with the people we meet, and to go ahead and have the time of our lives doing it. Old school, future school, all original funk, soul, RnB, with all the wild abandon of a straight up rock concert.

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Dont Fear the Satellites

01:00 AM - 02:00 AM


About

Don't Fear The Satellites of Cincinnati is slashing through the Midwest music scene coining their own genre of what they call Fusion Dance Music. The music flows through a variety of styles capturing the essence of Progressive Rock and Fusion Jazz but also nodding to, R&B, Funk, Electronic and World Music. Having shared the stage with staple bands such as the Consider the Source, The Macpodz, Twin Cats, Ekoostik Hookah, Broccoli Samuari, Arpetrio, Sassafraz, Glostik Willy, Peridoni and countless other upcoming bands; DFTS is getting to be out on the radar. The Satellites have a growing festival resume which includes Paradise Music and Arts Festival, Color Dance, Adjust Your Eyes, Jammin in the Hills, Karma Music and Arts Festival and others. In 2014, bandleader Sean Herzig was featured as an Artist at Large at the first annual Resonance Music Festival where he shared the stage with members of Papadosio, The Werks, Jahman Brahman, Aqueous and Peridoni. DFTS is known to formulate quite the eclectic dance party. Their aim is to search and explore intelligent modern sounds all while creating an inviting funky atmosphere. "Watching DFTS perform is always a memorable experience. I have watched this band progress and craft their sound over the years. It is amazing to see such a versatile band blend as many influences as they have into their music, AND have a blast doing it." -Travis A. Harris & Jammin In The Hills Music Festival

Celebrating 14 years!

Buy your ticket now and save!

Four pricing tiers will be offered, once a tier is sold out, prices will go up. Add-ons avaiable WHILE THEY LAST including: RV sites with electric, Camp by car sites, Camp sites with electric in concert area (no car). Reserve your spot early!

$30

  • Tier 1
  • Pre-Lineup Announcement
  • Early Bird Pre-Sale Phase
  • Advance GA Weekend Pass w/ Camping
  • SOLD OUT!!
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$40

  • Tier 2
  • Lineup Announcement Phase
  • Advance GA Weekend Pass w/ Camping
  • Add-Ons Available!
  • Extremely Limited Quantities!
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$???

  • Tier 3
  • Full Lineup Announced
  • Advance GA Weekend Pass w/ Camping
  • Add-ons available
  • Weekend Pass
  • On Sale Soon!
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$???

  • Tier 4
  • Day of show
  • General Admission
  • Weekend Pass
  • w/ Camping
  • Add-ons available
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What others have said about Ohmstead?

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Ohmstead is the time of the year I eagerly await, that wonderful time of year when all of my friends and family gather together for a weekend of good vibes, great times, and of course all of my favorite bands playing at one venue. Camping, vending, food, fun, activities, games and some of the the best local artwork around. Whether your first or tenth time, you're going to have a great time with great people.

Shaun Walker
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One of the longest and most energetic festivals in the mid-west! Ohmstead continues to be a launching pad for up and coming bands, and peace and harmony from the people that attend. I always feel refreshed and renewed after attending Ohmstead and also come away with some new music to listen to!

Mikə Discoman Shalloə
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I've been going to Ohmstead since I was about 17 years old . I didn't quite understand what it was at first. I was young and looking for a party. As I grew older I realized it was so much more then that. This festival is family, great music and most importantly LOVE! I look forward to it every year. My busy schedule gets in the way all the time, but every year I at least clear it for Ohmstead.

Jared Beckman
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I've been to a lot of festivals over the years. Ohmstead just feels like home. The perfect intimate setting to catch your favorite bands and  spend the weekend with friends and family.

Michael Walker

Huge thanks to our Partners!