The Vindys, Speedbumps and Party of 2 Team With Kent State Trumbull to Raise Funds for Families in Need
The Vindys, with specials guests The Speedbumps and Party of 2, will take over Packard Music Hall this Sweetest Day, Saturday, Oct. 20.
“We always look forward to our hometown shows,” says Jackie Popovec, lead singer of The Vindys. “Packard Music Hall is such an incredible venue, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of Kent State University at Trumbull’s concert series. This show is sure to be one you won’t want to miss, and it’s even more special to us because we’re helping to raise money for two amazing causes in our community.”
Rock4Reason is a local nonprofit that is dedicated to providing financial and therapeutic support through the power of music to families impacted by cancer and to community agencies providing care for cancer and/or terminally ill patients. Frank Lindsay, Rock4Reason co-founder and Kent State Trumbull’s Manager of Information Technology, began forming the nonprofit after his father, Frank Lindsay Sr., lost his battle with cancer in 2000.
“The hospice organizations that helped with my dad showed such devotion and compassion,” Mr. Lindsay says. “They made a difficult time a little more tolerable. With Rock4Reason, we are able to provide a little relief and maybe even quality time to families.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with The Vindys,” Mr. Lindsay continues. “On stage, they are an incredibly talented band. However, working with them on this project, I realized they are deep-rooted in the Mahoning Valley and want to make a difference.”
Concert proceeds will be shared with Flash’s Food Pantry. The pantry will serve Kent State Trumbull students and their families and is expected to open on campus in late November.
General admission tickets are $15 if purchased at Packard Music Hall and $15 plus applicable fees online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $20 on the night of the show.
Since 2013, The Vindys have become one of the most sought-after, premier bands in the Northeast Ohio area with their unique blend of pop, jazz and rock. They have been described as “a vibrant slice of vintage pop theatre” (Music Connection Magazine) and “slinky, sultry, and jazzy” (Guy D’Astolfo, The Vindicator).
The Speedbumps is an award-winning American band based in Kent, Ohio, known for a warm, authentic sound built on a passion for hollow-bodied instruments, indie-folk and indie-rock influences.
Party of 2
Party of 2 is local acoustic duo Katelyn DeLadurantey and Joe Richley, who have been playing together for three years and together have more than 35 years of experience in music. The duo performs a wide variety of music that appeals to audiences from different generations.