Youngstown State University Penguin Productions and the City of Youngstown are proud to announce JUDAH AND THE LION as the headlining act for FEDERAL FRENZY Music and Arts Festival. This event will take place in the city of Youngstown between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Federal, O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill, and Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts will host live musical performances by YSU bands throughout the day. This year two outdoor stages will be in place with performances beginning at 2:15 p.m. on West Federal Street featuring STONE SENATE, a southern rock group hailing from Nashville, WELSHLY ARMS, a rising Cleveland rock and roll band returning home from a European promo trip, JUL BIG GREEN, a cross genre Cleveland artist with styles ranging from pop-rock, hip-hop, and jazz, and JUDAH AND THE LION, a high-energy folk-hop band who recently wrapped up a tour with Twenty One Pilot. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entrance.
The 330 Stage will spotlight local artists featured on The Summit FM including: THE ANGIE HAZE PROJECT, an indie, gypsy, blues, folk singer-songwriter from Akron, WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN, a rock and roll, soul, garage group based in Northeastern Ohio, and THE VINDYS, a Youngstown pop group that has established themselves as one of the fastest up and coming bands.
Twelve Youngstown State University affiliated student, faculty, and staff bands complete the FEDERAL FRENZY lineup: Artificial Consciousness Machines, Backpocket, Drop the Act, Everyday, Hypnotist, Retroantics, SJ – 1093 Experience, Speedo Agreedo, Spirit of the Bear, The Labra Brothers, Where’s Winona Now?, and Whiskey Pilot.
Vendor Market: Browse our merchants and support local vendors at this market from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm!
Food Truck Alley: Hungry and ready to curb your appetite? Explore the food truck options up and down the street!
Beer Tent: Quench your thirst and support YSU Penguin Productions at the same time! The outdoor bar opens at 4:30 pm.
Youngstown Artists: Witness these incredibly talented local artists in action throughout the day: Daniel Rauschenbach, Heather Seno, Justin Reese, Eric Alleman, and Craig Latchaw.
Alumni Engagement: Are you #Yandproud? Visit our friends to find out how to get involved with Pete’s Pride and learn about Tree Campus USA.
Student Art Education Association: Support this student organization and stop by to have your caricature drawn!
Student Government Association & Youngstown Environmental Sustainability Society: Happy Earth Day! Visit this table to learn what you can do to make an impact on our environment.
HEADLINER SPOTLIGHT: Years before forming one of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought all four musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds — and different sounds —together. An independent band whose success has arrived not on the back of some big-budget major label, but through the band’s own touring, Judah & the Lion have built a large, loyal fanbase on the road. They played 150 shows in 2015 alone, stretching their gigs all across America and Scandinavia. Along the way, they shared stages with artists like Mat Kearney, Drew Holcomb, and Ben Rector. That sort to drive — the commitment to chasing down their dreams, one en- core at a time — also fuels the lyrics that appear on Folk Hop N Roll, a record whose songs spin stories of struggle, triumph, and all points in between. See them LIVE on the main stage at #FederalFrenzy on APRIL 22nd in the City of Youngstown. #CityofYOU