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Cameo headlines Mega Music event at Youngstown amp

YOUNGSTOWN — Cameo will headline the Youngstown Mega Music Festival at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on June 18.

The event, which is designed as a Juneteenth Celebration, also will feature the Dazz Band, One Way featuring Al Hudson and the Stone City Band with comedian Henry Welch hosting the event and DJ Stan the Man providing music between the sets.

Cameo, lead by singer and founder Larry Blackmon, is best known for the single “Word Up!,” which topped the R&B chart in 1986 and was a top 10 pop hit, but the band had more than 13 other top 10 hits on the Billboard R&B list, including chart-toppers “She’s Strange,” “Candy” and “Loverboy,” featuring Mariah Carey.

Dazz Band, founded in Cleveland, had a number one R&B hit / top five pop hit with “Let It Whip” in 1982 and continued its R&B success with songs like “On the One for Fun,” “Joystick,” “Let It All Blow” and “Single Girls.”

One Way, which started in Detroit, had 14 songs in the à80s crack the top 40 on the Billboard R&B chart, including “Cutie Pie,” “Lady You Are,” “Mr. Groove,” “Don’t Think About It” and “You Better Quit.” Stone City Band includes former members of Rick James’ band and Motown touring musicians.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $49.50 to $99.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwoods Health box office and through Ticketmaster.

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