AYE Music & Art Festival

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visit AYE’s official site:
adjustyoureyes.com

Grasshopper Juice Records’ AYE Music & Art Festival is a community festival and a celebration of art.  AYE has built a reputation of catapulting unknown regional artists into the national spotlight.  Billboard chart-topping rock artist Walk The Moon played AYE as new local band back in 2008.  They’ve since performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and had their music featured on the FIFA ’13 video game soundtrack.  Bluegrass artist Rumpke Mountain Boys headlined the very first AYE Music & Art Festival, ten years ago in 2006.  They’ve since performed live on WNKU, and now tour nationally; headlining music festivals such as All Good Music Festival.  Singer/songwriter David “Moose” Adamson (DMA) performed at AYE 2006-2009.  He’s since signed with Joyful Noise Recordings.  His music has been featured in Paste Magazine and Nature Valley granola bar commercials.  Disco jazz artist The Macpodz performed AYE in 2008 and 2009.  They’ve since become a festival staple, performing at Rothbury Music Festival and Electric Forest Festival.  EDM producer Rathero performed at AYE in 2010.  In 2015, he averages 10k plays per month on SoundCloud.  In 2014, Cincinnati Entertainment Award “Best Electronic Artist” winners Black Signal performed with special guest soul singer Jess Lamb.  The very next year, Jess Lamb went onto become a finalist on American Idol Season XIV in 2015.  Beyond the headliners, countless local bands have gone on to win  Cincinnati Entertainment Awards via CityBeat Cincinnati; on their way to national tours thereafter.

The AYE Music & Art Festival is a community festival and a celebration of art. Since 2006, Grasshopper Juice-related events have raised over $4,900 benefiting the Pink Ribbon Girls, American Cancer Society, WAIF 88.3, Susan G. Komen For The Cure, and Friends for Chris Walker.  Adjust Your Eyes has been featured on WKRC in Cincinnati, as well as the Indie Bible, Jambase, CityBeat, The UC News Record, Sonicbids, and various other publications.

” AYE (Adjust Your Eyes) festival is presented by local label Grasshopper Juice. The great local music and art (including stage installations, light shows and more) showcase reflects the label’s diverse output, with music ranging from Hip Hop and Electronic music to Rock, Punk, Experimental sounds and beyond.” – Mike Breen, CityBeat

“Nick & Adjust your eyes team, Congratulations and thank you for your hardwork!” – Meredith L. Niemeyer, Region Vice President, American Cancer Society

“A big thanks from the Hope Lodge guests and staff to everyone involved” – Bob Robert C. Ange, Cincinnati Hope Lodge Director, American Cancer Society