The National, Father John Misty Headline Cincinatti Homecoming Fest

The National are throwing a party in their hometown of Cincinnati, and you are invited! Homecoming, in association with MusicNOW, will be held in Cincinnati’s Smale Park April 28 – 29, 2018.

The National headline the two-night festival with a different set each night. They generated immense acclaim by announcing that on one of the nights they will perform their critically acclaimed album Boxer in its entirety. With the recent announcement that The National’s Matt Berninger is creating and starring in a TV show about his life, it seems like a great fit to work in some hometown vignettes coming out of the festival.

In addition, The National have lined up some top-notch company to celebrate their homecoming. Joining the National will be Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, Big Thief, Sam Amidon and more. We are excited about the strong mix of new and established bands that are performing with the National. From the always entertaining Father John Misty to excitement about how fellow Ohio natives The Breeder’s new songs will mix with their classics, this lineup looks tailor-made to create lasting music memories. You can view the complete line up here:

There are also a number of city-wide events being planned for the weekend, including activities at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Ballet and the Cincinnati Art Center. As an example of the interesting and eclectic art and culture mix on offer, Ofir Klemperer is convening his largest ensemble piece yet at the Cincinnati Art Center. Klemperer plans to guide audience members through their own vocal improvisation practices, providing an understanding of the methods and inviting the audience to participate. He plans to lead musicians and audience on an improvised collaboration to unite them. All we can say about this is “Wow!”

With the mix of outstanding bands and mind-expanding art and culture, this event should not be missed! Tickets can be purchased here:


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