Fall Fire Fest today features outdoor music

Two acts from Nashville and local Americana act Demos Papadimas will perform tonight for Youngstown State University’s annual Fall Fire Fest.

The event is a combination outdoor concert and pep rally in support of YSU’s student athletes and coincides with the school’s 76th homecoming celebration.

From Nashville are The Weeks and Future Thieves. Originally from Jacksonville, Miss., The Weeks are touring their distinct Southern sound for the first time since signing to the Kings of Leon label, Serpents and Snakes.

After the release of their first studio album, Horizon Line, Future Thieves are making their Youngstown debut with a charisma-fueled, country-laced, alternative rock sound fit for a fall evening.

Singer-songwriter Papadimas intertwines his love of both American roots music with the influence of Mediterranean rhythms and harmonies. His second album, “Waiting,”  was released earlier this year.

Local food trucks will be on site selling food and hot chocolate, apple cider, s’mores and other sweets will be available for free to YSU students provided by the Residence Hall Association, Catholic Student Association and Student Art Association. Golden String Inc. will receive the proceeds from alcohol sales.

Fall Fire Fest runs from 7 to 11 p.m. today. Admission is free, and the event is open to the general public.