With four years of past experience bringing music and art together, Weapons of Mass Creation is back working on its fifth. WMCFest has scheduled three days of art, music, and industry talks for an expected 2,000+ attendees. With what an extensive line-up they have planned, Midwest Action is here to help you sort through some of it.

Breakdance Battle | WMC Cafe at 6:15PM

Pretty much a tradition at this point, the WMC Fest Breakdance Battle is back. The region’s best b-boys and b-girls will battle it out for a cash prize on Friday. Witness it yourself, and inevitably be moved to dance, for only $10 admission to the event or FREE with a Fest Pass. I’m saying this from experience: it’s 100% worth it.

These Knees | JakPrints Main Stage at 9:15PM

These Knees, led by Cleveland’s Stepanie Trivison, is an upbeat pop rock outfit. Not only will These Knees be performing at WMCFest, but they’re also planning performances at Gay Games 9 and Fashion Meets Music Fest. Their debut full-length, The Young and the Bright, was released a little less than a year ago; this feel-good collection of songs is more than worthy of a listen in the summertime and draws influences from acts such as Paramore and Butch Walker.

Mr. Gnome | JakPrints Main Stage at 10:15PM

2005 marks the year that the gritty, space-psychedelia that is Mr. Gnome began. Their third full-length album, Madness In Miniature, was released in 2011 on El Marko Records. With a sound that is as entrancing as it is dance-worthy, we can only recommend that you not miss their set at the Cleveland Public Theatre. The outfit is hypnotic, bordering on psychedelic when it needs to and rock when appropriate, with a band dynamic comparable to Sleepy Kitty‘s. Go to this show, and you’re welcome.

Tickets for Friday can be purchased for $10 here; if you’re planning on attending all weekend, pick up a $100 three-day pass here. If you’re looking for something a bit in-between, peruse their ticket options; WMCFest offers varying ticket packages depending on what your availability and interests might be.

Weapons of Mass Creation is held in the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland, OH from August 15th to 17th. All ages welcome. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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