Ryan Getz is a lifelong Columbus resident (well, except for the college years in Chicago) who heads up Tuned Up, a music blog and promo company. Tuned Up will host the first ever Steadfast Festival at Veritas Short North on Saturday, May 14. Getz resides in Grandview, holds a business degree from Wheaton College and spends his days pondering his next investment or promotional scheme working for a private equity company in Worthington. Here are a few things he loves.

Ryan Getz is a lifelong Columbus resident (well, except for the college years in Chicago) who heads up Tuned Up, a music blog and promo company. Tuned Up will host the first ever Steadfast Festival at Veritas Short North on Saturday, May 14. Getz resides in Grandview, holds a business degree from Wheaton College and spends his days pondering his next investment or promotional scheme working for a private equity company in Worthington. Here are a few things he loves.

Veritas Community Church

A place full of people who share my passion for growing in my faith, the arts and authentic community? Count me in.

Graeter's Ice Cream

Unpopular opinion alert: I'd rather get a dish of double chocolate chip and cookie dough chip than one of Jeni's salty caramel. I got love for Jeni's, too, but the ice cream maker from Cincinnati wins this round.

Audiofeed Music Festival

My favorite music festival I've ever attended. Metalcore, punk, folk, post-rock, hip-hop and more in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Punks, goths, toddlers, hipsters, and grandparents hanging out at one family reunion kind of a festival, and more criminally underrated bands than you can sneeze at.

Mutemath

My favorite group has everything I would want in a band: Good songwriting, incredible stage presence, skilled musicianship and an over the top live production. My favorite records are self-titled and Vitals.

The ocean

So many of my favorite places to visit are near the ocean. It's cliché, but I am calmed and awed by places on the ocean - often at the same time. San Francisco, the Palm Beach-area of Florida, Charleston, South Carolina, and more hold some of my favorite travel memories, and all are on the water.