Concerts kick off Flash Fest

Michelle Bair

Today at 1 p.m. mtvU’s Music and Film Village will be at Manchester Field where students can play games, win prizes and earn a chance to win a trip to the MTV Movie Awards.

At 5:30 p.m. Joey Priore & the Two-Timers, this year’s Battle of the Bands winner, will open the music show.

Three out of the five band members are Kent students: Vocalist and guitarist Joey Priore, guitarist Nick Grdina, and clarinetist Joey Boyle. Other members include bassist Brian Russ, of Cuyahoga Community College, and drummer Steve Orlando, of Lakeland Community College.

“The 29th is also spring dress day,” said Russ. “So ladies, get ready!”

Following their performance will be bands featured in the Too Fast for Love Tour: Cobra Starship, Travis McCoy (of the Gym Class Heroes) and The Lazarus Project, 3OH!3, and Francis & The Lights.

Flash Fest is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government Programming Board and mtvU, and festivities are free to attend.

— Michelle Bair