Saintseneca joins FeMMeFest

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

FeMMeFest, which didn't even exist a matter of weeks ago, is starting to take final shape.

The newborn music fest formed in response to Fashion Meets Music Festival's selection of controversial R&B singer R. Kelly as headliner of its inaugural event, and planning hasn't slowed since Kelly and FMMF mutually parted ways in the wake of public backlash.

At the time, FeMMeFest organizers posted a statement that read, in part, "We have already begun the path to positive action, and we see no reason to stop now."

Most recently, Saintseneca, which was scheduled to play FMMF before withdrawing due to Kelly's inclusion, announced it would be performing at FeMMeFest, headlining a show at Strongwater on Sunday, Aug. 31.

FeMMeFest is slated to take over a network of local venues Labor Day weekend, and all proceeds will be donated to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence.

A full schedule of performers and set times is forthcoming, but organizers have confirmed the following events (editors note: the concerts are staggered between afternoon and evening performances):

Friday, Aug. 29

Ruby Tuesday

Nick Tolford & Company

Time Lords

Cafe Bourbon Street/The Summit



West Virginia White

Sega Genocide

DJ Scott and Erin Void

Pagan Babies (Hole cover band)

The Something Somethings

Saturday, Aug. 30

Little Rock

Salty Caramels

Cosmic Moon

Lydia Brownfield

Used Kids Records

Two Years Later

Dead Set Ready

Ace of Cups

Neon Angels (The Runaways cover band)

The Girls!

Dominique LaRue

Alternative Fashion Mob appearance

Sunday, Aug. 31

Seventh Son Brewing

A brunch-time celebration of organizers' favorite women in music, featuring DJs Lazzarus and Bratt

Kafe Kerouac


Maza Blaska


Sarah Cooperider

Little Rock

Damn the Witch Siren

DJ Moxie Martinez

Columbus Burlesque Collective