When: Sat., Feb. 21 2015
With more than 60 bands — including Maps & Atlases and Welshly Arms in the headlining slots — lighting up this year's Brite Winter music festival, this year's installment feels bigger than the ones that came before it. "We increased our music budget by 50 percent to allow us to draw bigger talent," program director Justin Markert says. "We're also throwing some new ideas into the mix this year by booking a number of hip-hop and electronic artists to diversify the festival and fill a void from past years." The festival takes place today from 4 to 11 p.m. across eight stages throughout Ohio City. (Eric Sandy) britewinter.com.