Live concerts rarely match the variety of a music-lover's digital player, as most singers refuse to skip to the next song no matter how many times you poke them in the face. Enjoy the closest thing to a live iPod shuffle with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to the Toledo Music Fest on Saturday, July 9 at Headliners (a $10 value). Doors open at 2 p.m.
The all-ages, daylong festival rocks to the rhythms of more than 50 northwestern-Ohio bands, solo artists, and DJs spanning three stages. Every genre of popular tunes gets its showcase, from hip-hop to law rock to swing metal. Hobo Stew, an indie pop-punk band from Liberty Center, powers through three-chord head-nodders like “This Will Bite You.” For a heavier sound, check out Archibold metalheads Dethrats, who keep things black with propulsive kickdrums, growling vocals, and sacrificial muppets on “End of Days.” Toledo hip-hop artist Raine Wilder carries the torch of Ohio rap with “I Came for You” and other bursts of percussive rhyme. Headliners can lubricate cheering tubes with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or fuel crowd-surfing muscles with hamburgers, hot dogs, and other BBQ fare.
4500 N Detroit Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43612