IngenuityFest Announces Music Headliners and More for September 22-24, 2017


For Immediate Release


Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland



IngenuityFest Announces Music Headliners and More for September 22-24, 2017

Cleveland, OH (August 21, 2017) – IngenuityFest announced today a number of confirmed bands and headliners scheduled to play at the 13th annual IngenuityFest. This year, the event will feature five stages and an eclectic mix of local, regional and national bands.

Friday’s headliner will be White Mystery, a sibling rock’n’roll duo from Chicago. Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery self-released eight records, played almost 1,000 shows on three continents with the likes of Iggy Pop, Garbage, Thee Ohsees, and Patti Smith; modeled for Levi’s Jeans; performed in the Sundance film Station to Station; earned rave reviews from MTVVICENPR Sound Opinions, and High Times; jammed on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson; and rocked six live songs on the NBC late night TV show, Last Call with Carson Daly. Come and see for yourself what Pitchfork calls, “jovial rock’n’roll delivery and DIY sensibility.”

Saturday, will feature headliner Calliope Musicals – a cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX. Recently they were named 2015’s “Best New Band” and 2016’s “Best Band of the Year” in the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards. This year, they made  NPR’s All Songs Considered’s “Why SXSW Matters: The Best of What We Saw, 2017.” writes: “The sextet’s bubbly brand of pop-rock (think a more authentically hippied-out Grouplove) holds up — the crowd swells significantly as passersby get sucked into the genuinely good vibes…”

“We’re very excited about this year’s festival, as we work towards our goal of showcasing a more diverse festival, both in the musical and geographical sense,” says James Carol, Ingenuity’s Music Manager. “I’ve always admired the music offered at IngenuityFest. With the likes of Austin’s Calliope Musicals and Chicago’s White Mystery, set to headline their respected nights, on top of locally respected names like The Sidekicks, R.RING, and Uptowne Buddha, I think we’re really stepping things up this year.”


List of Performers:

Attendees can also gather to hear local tunes from Heavenly Queen, Uptown Buddha with friends, Toma Doe, Half an Animal, Louis Knight (of DUNE), Cigarette Playdate, Boo Lee Crosser,  R. RING feat. Kelly Deal of the Breeders (Dayton), Damn the Witch Siren (Columbus), Qiet (West Virginia), Counterfeit Madison (Columbus), The Sidekicks (Columbus), HIRAM-MAXIM, The Village Bicycle, Hello Luna (Columbus), Sister Smirk, MOOKE DA GXD, Jenna Fournier, Tree No Leaves (Bowling Green, OH), Cotton Ponys, Pack Wolf, The Dream Masons, Mimi Arden, Meg & The Magnetosphere , Ryan Manthey, Curtail (Akron), Paulo Costa Trio, Muamin Collective, Mister Moon (Norwalk, OH), By Light We Loom, Heavenly Creatures, Reginleif, Toobe Fresco and The Living Sound, The Sonder Bombs, In2Ative, Grovewood, Forager, XE LA CUTY, Collin Miller & The Brother Nature, Golden Streets of Paradise, The Sounder Bombs, AstroCelt, Michelle MacBride, M. Moody, Sankuro, Pape, Coupe De Gras, RED-I, and so much more!

Additionally, Metavari (Fort Wayne), will perform their record store day released original re-score of the 1927 classic Metropolis.

In addition to our Main, Dock and Music Meadow stages, Ingenuity will once again feature acoustic acts tucked away in the Dingy Basement Garden Stage. New this year, the festival will feature The Ingenuity Cabaret and Open Mic: home to all manner of weird and wacky performances from belly dancing to ventriloquism! Got something to share? Show up at the event ready to add your name to the performance list, or sign up in advance to show your stuff!

IngenuityFest will be held at the newly established Hamilton Collaborative at 5401 Hamilton Avenue from September 22-24, 2017. IngenuityFest is a three-day, large-scale festival of creativity and innovation, offering dance performances, interactive art installations, maker activities, live music, artisan vendors, local food and more. Admission to the Festival is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Tickets to IngenuityFest are on sale now at

To stay up to date on Festival happenings and announcements please visit . A full stage schedule will be released soon.


About Ingenuity Cleveland:

Ingenuity ignites the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with immersive and innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries of arts, science, and technology. We do this through our outreach, creative partnerships and events, including our annual IngenuityFest.  

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 13th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Forest City Enterprises, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.


About the Hamilton Collaborative:

The Hamilton Collaborative redefines growth and innovation as an open and intentional community, managed cooperatively, providing resources, knowledge, tools and space.

Built by a group of likeminded organizations transforming the former Osborn Manufacturing Company in St Clair Superior into an outward-facing community hub, it currently comprises Ingenuity Cleveland, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rust Belt Riders, Rebuilders Xchange, Architecture Office, 3 Barn Doors and MorrisonDance.