An open air music festival in Hillsboro that was canceled due to the massive AEP power outage in June has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 9.
The city announced Tuesday that it will try again to hold its first “Under the Radar Music Festival,” featuring local and regional music acts, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Gov. Trimble Place.
This is a free open-air event next to the Highland County Courthouse. Attendees are invited to bring chairs. Coolers are not allowed. Local vendors will be onsite for food and refreshments. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m.
The event is part of an initiative by Mayor Drew Hastings to hold more events in Hillsboro. The music fest was initially planned for June 6, but that morning a massive AEP outage occurred due to blown transformers, killing power for thousands of local residents and closing most businesses throughout the day.
Gov. Trimble Place is the proposed location for a new plaza in the uptown region that is currently progressing through Hillsboro City Council. The plaza would be used for special events such as music festivals. For the “Under the Radar” event, a portable stage will be set up on the west end of Trimble.
In a press release, the city announced the following schedule of performances:
5:30 p.m. – You may have heard the opening act “The Electric Amish” on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show.” Comedy and music combine for family-friendly entertainment. “The Electric Amish” can be found on YouTube.
6:45 p.m. – John Scott, a local musician performing an acoustic set of original songs. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/johnscottsmusic.
8:p.m. – Mellow out with “Curious Animals” featuring Dayton’s Reyna Spears and Dana Farley. More info at http://www.reverbnation.com/artist_711806/bio
9:15 p.m. – Noah Smith. Noah first played Hillsboro with his rock band while he was still in high school. Last year he was nominated for Cincinnati’s Entertainment Awards in three categories: Best New Artist, Best Country Artist, and Best Singer/Songwriter. More information can be found at http://www.noahsmithmusic.com