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 first festival, the Freakstomp Music Festival. Today through Sunday in Medina, the festival features acts such as Vibe & Direct, Bumpin' Uglies, Sun-Dried Vibes, Pasadena, t, Drunken Sunday and Derlei. Tropidelic headlines both nights. There will also be fire performers, dunking booths and other carnival-inspired attractions. Tickets for the entire weekend are just $60, which includes both camping and parking. Individual tickets for Saturday will also be available at the gate. (Niesel)
8120 Coon Club Rd., Medina, thefreakstomp.com.