Tropidelic formed in Kent in 2008 and built a following after self-distributing over 10,000 free copies of its self-produced first EP, Rebirth of the Dope. After releasing its second EP, Tree City Exodus, and relocating to Cleveland, the group gained some traction and opened for acts like Slightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, the Dirty Heads, Sublime w/Rome, Soja, the Wailers and Flobots. This weekend, the band headlines its annual Freakstomp Music Festival. Today through Sunday at the Clear Fork Adventure Resort in Butler, the festival features acts such as Bumpin' Uglies, Sun-Dried Vibes, Jon Wayne & the Pain, Little Stranger and Quasi Kings. Tropidelic headlines two nights. There will also be fire performers, dunking booths and other carnival-inspired attractions. Consult the website for a schedule and for ticket prices. (Niesel)
341 Resort Dr., Butler, thefreakstomp.com.