Otherfest will rock Rosedale
by Rory Doyle
Sep 30, 2012 | 3226 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The seventh annual Otherfest music festival will rock the stages of the River Resort in Rosedale on Oct. 6, pressing on in a different key as the festival has done in previous years.

With an admission price of $15, Otherfest will host 17 bands, 2 independent regionally produced short films and free camping.

Genres will range from blues, singer-songwriter, rock, pop, indie, punk and jazz-fusion.

This year's headlining act is These United States, a nationally acclaimed rock band that has graced big-named festivals such as Lollapalooza.

Festival coordinator William Rogers said the group should create more draw.

"We're really excited about having These United States this year," said Rogers. "They've done a lot of cool shows and it will be great having them — I can't wait to soak it in and be part of the crowd."

Some of the other featured acts include: Adam Faucett and the Tall Grass from Little Rock, Colorfeels from Nashville, A Scarlet Empire from Clarksdale, Bill Abel from Duncan and two Cleveland favorites, Amalgamation and Dandy and the Lions.

"This is probably the best collection of bands that we've had at Otherfest," said Rogers. "Every band is really talented and we've got a great schedule."

With the help of Keep Cleveland Boring, a non-profit organization that promotes the entertainment scene in Cleveland, Otherfest organizers launched an “Adopt-A-Band” campaign where businesses and individuals help fund the festival by sponsoring a confirmed band.

A $100 adoption fee helped pay the for the bands' food and gas money. In return, sponsors’ names will be mentioned before the adopted band takes the stage.

Rogers said all the bands in the lineup have been accounted for.

"It's definitely encouraging to see the community get behind us in the effort," said Rogers. "Everyone's been awesome taking part in it.

Past Otherfests have hosted acts from popular groups such as The Weeks, Super Chikan, The Bolivar Ballers and Blue Mountain.

All proceeds of the festival go back to Keep Cleveland Boring to fund future

festivals and various Keep Cleveland Boring sponsored events.

For more information on Otherfest, check out www.keepclevelandboring.com or email info@keepclevelandboring.com.