News & Updates

#FEST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MC JOHNNY BENZ
September 19, 2012

You may not have heard of him, but he plays one of the more important and pivotal roles in making #FEST a crazy and outrageous time for everyone. MC Johnny Benz will be co-hosting #FEST with Danny D. Johnny comes from Columbus and is making the trip down to Athens to ensure all you wild and crazy #FEST’ers, well, stay wild and crazy!

 

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#FEST 10TH EDITION: LINEUP CHANGES AND HUGE MOVES FOR SOME OHIO ARTISTS
September 14, 2012

#FEST would like to announce the addition of 3 amazing performers to this year’s lineup

Hodgie Street, Hawkeye & Dave Rave will be on stage at this year’s event. The late additions come with the news that #FEST alums Fly Union and Stalley have been added to the BET Music Matters Tour headlined by Kendrick Lamar. We are excited to hear the amazing news for some of our favorite local artists. It’s a well-deserved opportunity for both Fly Union and Stalley. The national recognition the groups are garnering with the news of their inclusion on the mega tour produced by BET will hopefully push the entire music scene in Ohio even further into the spotlight.. Back to the newest members of the #FEST 10th Edition Lineup.

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#FEST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CAL SCRUBY
September 11, 2012

Cal Scruby (pronounced “SCROO-BEE”) has taken Ohio State by storm with his party performances and Buckeye hits that have garnered the attention of many OSU athletes. (Jared Sullinger, anyone?) His anthems in “The Nation” and his weekly releases – “Scruby Tuesdays” – have only add to his YouTube presence. We had the opportunity to ask him about his career, what’s planned for the future, and his upcoming #FEST performance.

 

#FEST: When did the start of your musical interest begin? What made you get started?

Cal: I first started listening to rap when I was in grade school.  I stole all my older brother’s music.  We would listen to Jay-Z when he drove me to school.  Those are the first albums I knew from start to finish.  My sophomore year at OSU, I was rapping to my friends and they made me rap to people I didn’t know.  I wasn’t comfortable at first, but I got over that pretty quickly.

 

#FEST: You’re an engineering student at THE Ohio State University. How do you juggle your school work with your growing musical career?

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