THIS IS
INDEPENDENT.

September 17th 12pm - 11:30pm
& September 18th 12pm - 8pm

THIS IS
INDEPENDENT.

September 17th 12pm - 11:30pm
& September 18th 12pm - 8pm

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Band Feature:
House of Heros

With a sound cascaded in the influence of alternative rock music of the naughts, House of Heroes has been a soldiering movement with seven full length albums under its belt. Often straddling the line of the Christian music industry, the band has had no problem dispelling any ambiguity of what they are...

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Music Feature:
Rashad

Rashad’s climb has been one of grind and relentless effort to position himself as a brimming R&B artist and hip hop producer. But it didn’t go in the direction one might think. In fact, almost the opposite.

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Music Feature:
Cloud Nothings

As a native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dylan Baldi never set out to make a band. Nor was there any intention behind Cloud Nothings’ formation. It was just one of those "simple happenstance of concurrent events" that birthed one of Indie Rock’s most currently enamored post punk pop bands.

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Music Feature:
Speedy Ortiz

With a classic grungey sound that’s garnered comparisons to Pavement, The Pixies, and Helium, Speedy Ortiz has stood out in an era dominated by the sounds of the future.

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Music Feature:
Mix Master Ice

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Mix Master Ice has been hitting the decks for over 35 years. As an original member of the hip hop group, UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization), Mix Master Ice saw success in the 80’s with the hit single “Roxanne Roxanne.”

Art: Analog. Human. Digital.

You’ve discovered the Strongwater Zone.

This year's Strongwater Zone offers an assortment of events involving music, dance, art workshops and graphic design competitions. Be a part of the 2016 Columbus Invitational Arts Competition, where Ohio’s best artists will compete for the top performing art prize in front of a live audience. You also won’t want to miss the Final Round of the inaugural Iron Pixel Design Competition, which will see some of the area’s top graphic designers throw down against each other- and race the clock- to see who can serve up Columbus’ best graphic art. Actively test the boundaries of ground-breaking technology in the Virtual Reality Workshop by creating three-dimensional art before your very eyes! You will not believe it. No matter your interests, the Strongwater Zone will find the unfulfilled curiosity in your soul and satiate it.

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Sideshow:

Passing under the bridges on Town Street to enter the festival, things tend to shift a few degrees. It’s not creepy or wicked, but just a bit . . .weird. Mystery, curiosity and intrigue lurk around every corner. You may see things your human eyes cannot even comprehend: Mimes; The Strongest Man; A Bearded Woman; a plumbus; Chicken Lady. It’s truly a celebration of wonder and awe. You can’t miss the Sunny Meadows Flower Farm hanging installation and our second stage, which will feature performers, buskers and more. One of us? Yes, please.

kID

Kids’ Independents’ Day was established in 2015 to create a “festival within a festival” for children. This year we will continue to provide a fun and educational place for kids to interact within the festival, and within their community. The 2016 kID theme is Moon Ranch, and will include a full lunar set, complete with a farm house, barn, and moon creatures. kID will launch 11:30 a.m. and land at 6:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday – join us!

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