Flyover Fest readies for its second leg

Alive staff
Jacoti Sommes

Flyover Fest, a multidiscipline arts fest dreamed up by local publisher Two Dollar Radio, returns for its second year with a bigger, more diverse lineup.

Incorporating musicians (Chicago rapper Open Mike Eagle, Columbus expat Yowler), poets (Kaveh Akbar, occasionalAlive contributor Hanif Abdurraqib), authors (Brian Allen Carr), experimental filmmakers (Guy Maddin) and more, the three-day festival celebrates all things creative, with a welcome focus on the Midwest, aka flyover country.

Flyover kicks off with a free Yowler concert at Two Dollar Radio's South Side headquarters on Thursday, May 10, and continues through Sunday, May 12, with events taking place at the Wexner Center, Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint, Ace of Cups and Spacebar. Read on to learn about some of our more-anticipated appearances, and visit for more information and to see a full schedule of performers.

Flyover Fest: Jacoti Sommes at the Wexner Center

Flyover Fest: Open Mike Eagle at Spacebar

Flyover Fest: Yowler at Two Dollar Radio

Flyover Fest: Mothers at Ace of Cups

Flyover Fest: Jose Olivarez at Bossy Grrls

Flyover Fest: Guy Maddin at the Wexner Center

Flyover Fest: Eloisa Amezcua at Bossy Grrls

Flyover Fest: Bookspace at Ace of Cups and Spacebar