Zucchinifest will be rockin’

By Katelyn Sattler
Staff Writer

The entertainment at Zucchinifest 2022 promises to be kickin’ at Fortress Obetz this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4.

“We are thrilled to have another strong entertainment lineup and additional rides at the Zucchinifest, one of Ohio’s greatest festivals,” said Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk. Follow our social media for updates during the summer.”

Starting things off will be ‘80s hair band Great White, famous for such songs like “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Rock Me,” and “Lady Red Light.” They will take the stage on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m.

Opening for Great White will be Columbus’ own classic rock band Hott Lucy, playing hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, at 7 p.m.

Boyz II Men, a best selling R&B band from the ‘90s, famous for hits “Motownphilly,” “One Sweet Day,” (with Mariah Carey), and “On Bended Knee,” will headline the festival on Sept. 3 at 8:30 p.m.

The band opening for Boyz II Men hasn’t been scheduled yet, so be sure to check the Zucchinifest website for updates.

Closing out the festival performances for the Labor Day weekend on Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. will be Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye.

Tippin, Raye, and Kershaw have almost 70 combined Top 40 hit singles among them.

Kershaw’s hits include “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” and “Third Rate Romance.” Some of Tippin’s songs are “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” and “Kiss This.” Raye is known for “Love Me,” “In This Life,” and “That’s My Story.”

North to Nashville return to Zucchinifest this year as they open for Roots & Boots at 7 p.m. Their passion is playing great country music. Formed in 2018, North to Nashville has gained significant recognition throughout the Midwest and have achieved massive success throughout their hometown of Columbus.

North to Nashville strives to deliver their audiences more than just a concert, but an energetic country music experience. The band is currently working on their first record, which they plan to release this spring. They have released four singles off their new record – “For All I Know,” “I Can’t Even,” “Coast to Coastin,” and “Whisperin.’”

All Zucchinifest concerts are free, so bring the whole family and listen to some high octane music this Labor Day weekend, or leave the kids home and make it date night with your sweetie for a rockin’ good time. Grab some food and a Zucchini beer and enjoy the weekend at Zucchinifest.

For information about the Zucchinifest, visit obetzzucchinifest.com.

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