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Keith Urban, Freakstomp Music Festival take over the Also Playing spotlight

August 6, 2018

Keith Urban, Freakstomp Music Festival take over the Also Playing spotlight

CLEVELAND, Ohio – You think summer is winding down? Pshaw. Don’t tell that to Keith Urban or Tropidelic at the rest of the bands at the group’s annual Freakstomp Music Festival.

Keith Urban, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, Blossom Music Center. Urban didn’t write the first single off his newest album, “Graffiti U,″ but he sure has a connection to “Female.″ His wife, actress Nicole Kidman, is one of the backup singers on it, but that’s not it, not really. No, it’s that song is has become sort of an anthem for the #metoo movement. Urban has said that the song written by Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman, spoke to him as a husband, son and especially father of two girls. Lyrics that speak of womankind’s innate strength also invoke a theme from one of my favorite sayings, that “Adam was a rough draft.″ Kelsea Ballerini opens. Tickets, $37 to $105, are available at the box office, at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Freakstomp Music Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 10, and 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 11, 8120 Coon Club Road, Medina. Wanna get a head’s up on Tropidelic, one of the locally born bands that will take part in the inaugural InCuya Music Festibal later this month? Then head out to their annual festival at the Medina Coon Hunters Association grounds for a two-day, 18-band party. It features lots of music – obviously – but camping is available, too. Tropidelic is headlining each night, showcasing the music and pizzazz singer Matt Roads and his bandmates have achieved in more than 10 years since the original incarnation was born at Kent State 10 years ago. Tickets, $85 to $145, are available at the gate or at thefreakstomp.com.

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