Muncie MusicFest 2016 is Today!
September 30th, 2016
Today's the big day! Here's a handy list of what you need to do to have the best Em Em Eff experience:
Round up a posse of friends and family
Plan to arrive at Cornerstone Center for the Arts
(520 E. Main) when doors open at 4pm
Consult the schedule and see as many of the 21 awesome bands performing there as you can manage
Snag some food and drinks while you're there, provided by Rolling Luau Hawaiian BBQ, Big Daddy's Dogs,
and The Mark III Tap Room
Pick one or two venues from the list of Muncie MusicFest's night-phase locations:
Village Green Records (prog rock, 8-10pm)
The Acoustic Room (hip-hop, 9pm-2am)
Big Shots Ballroom (country and Americana, 9pm-12am)
The Mark III Tap Room (electronic dance music, 9pm-1am)
Valhalla Venue (blues, 8pm-12am)
Spend the rest of the night enjoying free, local music and helping us celebrate Muncie's music
Big thanks to
The Star Press
The Ball State Daily News
for their coverage of Muncie MusicFest 2016!
2016 Lineup Announced
August 29th, 2016
We're almost finished booking this year's festival, but we're too antsy to wait any longer to announce what
we have so far. Check out
the 2016 lineup to see what bands you'll be able to see for free on September 30th at our seven
The 2016 schedule is also available so you can start planning your concert itinerary now.
Our lineup features rock, metal, indie, country, americana, blues, folk, electronic, and hip-hop, and even
ventures out into such diverse musical territories as chamber-folk, jungle, chiptune, and psychobilly.
We have new, up-and-coming bands as well as established Muncie favorites. We have touring bands that have
made an impact on the Muncie music community in the past. You'll find music to bring your grandparents to
see and music that will give children nightmares. You'll find stages where you'll be invited to sit and
relax, and you'll find energetic dancefloors to join.
On behalf of all of the Muncie MusicFest bands and the festival planning crew, we hope that you'll join us
on September 30th to help celebrate all that the Muncie music community is in 2016.
Booking Underway, Volunteer Signup Now Open
August 8th, 2016
The band application deadline has ended, and we're now hard at work getting confirmations from bands
so we can announce an official lineup. 90 bands have applied to perform and we only have
room to book 40 to 50 of them, so we're putting a lot of effort into getting a good, representative mix of
both well-known and up-and-coming bands, bands from Muncie and out-of-town bands that have a following in
Muncie, bands for the younger crowd and older folks, and bands from every major genre. Sadly, we can't book
all of the bands that we want to (and saying no to half of the applicants is heartbreaking), but we have a
preliminary lineup that we think everyone will really enjoy, which includes rock, metal, indie, country,
americana, blues, folk, electronic, and hip-hop.
So hang tight, and expect announcements about this year's lineup soon.
In the mean time, consider
signing up as a festival volunteer and helping us make the tenth year of this festival a success.
Band Applications Now Being Accepted
March 30th, 2016
Want to perform at Muncie MusicFest?
Submit an application so we know you're interested and so we have
all of the information we need in order to book you.
We'll end the application period and start booking bands
on August 1st, so make sure your application
is in before then!
Muncie MusicFest 2016: Ten Years of Music
March 22nd, 2016
MMF'16 is currently scheduled for Friday, September 30th, 2016
(subject to change while we're lining up our waterfowl).
Stay tuned to MuncieMusicFest.com and the festival's
for announcements about MMF 2016. This will be the tenth year of the festival, and
we'd like to celebrate that milestone with the biggest, best one yet!
Muncie MusicFest 2015
October 12th, 2015
A gigantic thank you to every single person who was part of Muncie MusicFest 2015, including the 120+ musicians who shared their craft and passion with us, the innumerable music lovers who showed up to party, the ragtag planning committee who worked for months to help plan, fund, and promote the event, the newspapers, websites, and radio stations who helped get the word out, our sponsors who made a previously-unthinkable free festival possible, the food and drink vendors who kept us fueled all night, and all of the volunteers who ran around helping patrons, managing stages, emceeing, cleaning, lugging equipment, bringing performers water, photographing, and engineering our sound and lighting systems.
It would take all day to list everybody who deserves credit and explain how awesome they were at their jobs, big or small, but suffice it to say that Muncie MusicFest 2015 was a giant demonstration that grassroots, independent volunteer efforts can create great things and truly grow our community. I hope that this year's success will inspire people to contribute some of their time and energy to helping their local arts and entertainment scene by volunteering to help run upcoming events, by supporting existing community projects, or by creating brand new ways to make the world a little bit better, easier, more connected, more beautiful, and more full of music.
Muncie MusicFest Torchbearer 2007-2015