Forward Fest is a touring festival reaching across Southern Ohio showcasing some of the best bands in the state; in an effort to “Move Forward Together.” Forward Fest always partners with local and national charities to raise awareness and donations for each cause.
This year Forward Fest's cause is A Voice for the Innocent! (avfti) AVFTI is a Cincinnati local charity that serves as an advocate and resource for victims of sexual abuse. Forward Fest is excited to be partnered up with such an amazing charity and they're looking for your help to raise money for the cause!
All Forward Fest Events are FREE to attend but there will be tickets for sale that are "name your price" aimed at collecting donations for A Voice for the Innocent! One Ticket will get you into all the events, and there are five events this year. Bands will be selling the tickets in a competition for some really amazing prizes including shirts, a recording session, and $500 cash. The Band with the highest fundraising total wins and gets the satisfaction of knowing they raised money to support such a great charity.
Friday, August 18th in Marietta @ Nacho Average Taco
Saturday, August 19th in Ripley @ Red Oak
Sunday, August 24th in Portsmouth @ 3rd St, SSU Campus
Friday, August 25th in Washington Court House @ Eymen Park
Saturday, August 26th in Cincinnati, @ The Mad Frog
Bands Supporting the Event:
You can find out more information on the festival here!