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JOJO singing at Redfest 2018.

Celebrate a new semester, rock out on the West Side, and join us for D’Youville’s 2019 Redfest on September 27 at Dobson Field.

Introducing Redfest 2019

D'Youville and the D'Youville Student Government Association are proud to announce Redfest 2019. Join fellow students and members of the D'Youville family at this unique, outdoor concert at Dobson Field on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time:  3 PM - 10 PM (rain or shine)
Location: Dobson Field
Links: Directions, Parking, & Security | FAQs | Redfest 2018 Flickr Album

The Redfest Logo


Redfest is an event is for members of the D'Youville community (students and their families, alumni, faculty, staff, and invited guests). Students will be able to claim 2 tickets in advance of the show. 

Ticket Distribution 

To pick up tickets, please visit College Center (CC) 119, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Please bring your student ID for verification. 

Food & Entertainment

A free BBQ picnic will be provided for all D’Youville students, faculty, staff and alumni. The picnic is also free to the family and friends of our students in attendance. Late night snacks will be provided, courtesy of Peace, Love and Donuts.

Redfest entertainment will highlight local and popular vendors with novelty acts such as caricature, air brush, and balloon artists, along with magicians and stilt walkers. Most of the vendors on campus for Redfest, including beer and wine tickets, will be cash only. 

Rock'n Redfest Concert Artists

Russell Dickerson

Nashville native Russell Dickerson comes to Buffalo riding a wave of success on his album “Yours.” The album debuted at number 2 in the iTunes country store and number 8 in all genres. The album also premiered at number 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and number 14 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart.

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His two biggest hits from the album, the title track "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma,” both reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Dickerson is currently on Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour and will also be in Buffalo on July 19 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. He also just debuted a music video for his single “Every Little Thing.”

The multi-instrumentalist and successful songwriter is also recording his next project, which he feels his fans will embrace just as much as they have him so early on in his career.

Russell Dickerson, headliner of Redfest.


Writing his first raps at the age of six, it's no wonder Futuristic has hit it big time. His fast, witty lyrics mixed with substance and relatable subject matter has gained him his own cult following called WTFGang which stands for “We’re The Future.”

Futuristic made it big with his album "The Rise" released in 2015 which debuted at number 2 on iTunes and number 9 on Hip-Hop Billboard charts.


Still riding on the success from his last album “Blessings” from 2017, Futuristic also released an EP “Songs about Girls” in 2018.

Futuristic has already been busy in 2019, doing shows with stars like Nelly, Twista, and Tech N9ne. Futuristic has been in the studio recording 8 new singles and including music videos for “That’s That,” “Hibachi,” and “Feel Me.”

Futuristic, an artist featured at Redfest.

Mom Said No

Mom Said No. has perfected its own brand of high-energy, dramatic, tuneful, and memorable alternative pop. The Buffalo based group recently recorded their debut album, Welcome To The Loser’s Club, that features a collection of contagiously enthusiastic alternative power pop gems.


Composed of members Elliott Hunt (vocals and guitar); Tim Jackson (vocals); Ben Mac (bass and vocals); Chris Lillis (keyboard and vocals), and Marcus Ryan (drums) the band is known for their energy and crowd participation.

They have shared the stage and studio with 10,000 Maniacs vocalist and violinist Mary Ramsey; Psychedelic Furs saxophonist Mars Williams; Arkells keyboardist/vocalist Anthony Carone; Said the Whale; Lawrence the Band; and Vinyl Theatre to name a few, their shows usually end with the sweat drenched crowd clamoring for one more song.

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9Ts On

The group only began playing together in October of 2018 but 9Ts On has quickly become one of Buffalo’s favorite cover bands.

Gaia, Andrew, Charlie, and Peter connect with the crowd with nostalgic hits from the 1990’s to today, including No Doubt, Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, SIA, Jessie J — you name it, they play it. With a passion for music the group brings people together with your favorite hits.

9T's On band members.
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JFW promotion photo


JFW is an R&B duo currently based in Buffalo, NY. Their album, The Debut (2019), showcases their music as a combination of Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B/Soul elements. They write and produce all of their material and are devoted to evolving and growing their unique, multi-genre sound.

DJ Milk

Amilcar Hill, better known to the masses locally as DJ Milk, is one of Buffalo’s premier entertainers. As the official DJ for the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bandits, DJ Milk is an expert in creating a high energy atmosphere no matter where he plays.

DJ Milk is known to make appearances at local breweries and Oishei Children’s Hospital to hold dance parties for all of the children. He was even invited to the Bills training camp by Coach McDermott to help keep the energy at practices throughout the week.

Known for playing all the hits, DJ Milk will have the energy at Redfest at an all time high.


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