Rocking out with ruKus Festival in Warren

WARREN — In the four decades that have passed since the legendary Monterey Pop Festival, there have been dozens of large concerts and traveling festivals — Woodstock, Lollapalooza, Lilith Fair and H.O.R.D.E. come to mind — that have attempted to create a synergy between art and music.

On a smaller scale, that’s exactly what The Kellys bassist Moe Angelo has in mind for the first “ruKus” music and arts festival, which takes place Saturday at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.

“Basically it’s a free independent music and arts festival with 11 bands and some artists and vendors selling their stuff,” Angelo said. “We’re celebrating independence and music in the arts. There’s a lot of unnoticed talent in this area that people just don’t know about.

“So it’s just kind of trying to showcase some of these bands and the talent that’s here and to get the word out about these things to people.”

For the complete story, see Thursday's Vindicator or

Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.