Wolfsburg FarmFest 2012 - Friday Pass
Zach Nazar from All the Animals Drum Work Shop, Nate Weaver (of Big Love Monster) Solo Acoustic, Entrain, The Van Burens, Grateful Dread, The Alchemystics, Rack Em Lets Go!!!
87 East Holderness Rd.
Holderness, NH, 03245
Doors 9:00AM / Show 3:00PM
This event is all ages
The Van Burens
A fun-loving and animated band, the Van Burens strive to make each concert experience unique. Whether hosting a bathrobe dance party, rocking a cruise ship on Boston Harbor, throwing a holiday show that puts Festivus to shame, or simply rollicking through a set list full of surprises, the VBs make every night a time to remember. The band – named after the eighth and greatest President of the United States, Martin Van Buren – began when a high school band reformed post-college and began gigging at bars and house parties, boasting an eclectic catalog of original music and covers and displaying a singular sense of humor. The style of the music ranges from funk to progressive rock to electronic dance grooves to anything that fits the mood. Their first EP, issued in Fall 2009, brings the dance party to your eardrums; just a taste of an exciting, diverse live show.
The VB have played such big stages as Sullivan Hall, Canal Room, and Bitter End in NYC; The Middle East, Johnny D's, Harper's Ferry, and Copperfield's in Boston; and various rooms throughout the greater northeast. In the Spring of 2010 the Van Burens successfully brought their sound across the U.S. on their first-ever national tour, hitting venues in L.A., Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, San Francisco, and many other cities.
"If Jerry Garcia and Bob Marley had put a band together, it would have sounded like The Grateful Dread."
For years, The Grateful Dread have been packing clubs on the island of Martha's Vineyard, enthralling sellout crowds with their unexpected hybrid of Grateful Dead songs played with reggae and ska grooves.
A homegrown Martha's Vineyard band, The Grateful Dread were as surprised as anyone to discover that the combination of Dead and reggae has amazing appeal, as evidenced by all the college kids, aging Deadheads, wistful Boomers, teenagers, and even little kids that started coming to their sold out shows, dancing like crazy, and making club owners deliriously happy.
The biggest surprise? It turns out you don't need to be a Deadhead to love what they do.
In the summer, Martha's Vineyard draws visitors from all over the world. The Grateful Dread ignited a flame through this diverse community, resulting in club sellouts and lines of people waiting all night to get in. Following up their success, The Grateful Dread have decided to export themselves from the island of Martha's Vineyard to mainland America (sort of how reggae was exported from the island of Jamaica to America).
The members of the band have racked up substantial credits along the way as band members, sidemen, and session players, including stints with The Allman Brothers, Carly Simon, Mick Taylor, Delbert McClinton, The David Letterman Band, Bo Diddley, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Susan Tedeschi, Patti LaBelle, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chuck Berry, and The Roches, and their drummer founded Entrain, the successful World Beat/Rock Band.
The Grateful Dread are coming to our shores. Whether you like the songs of the Dead, or reggae music, or just top notch musicians taking you places you've never been, an evening with The Grateful Dread is a guaranteed good time.
"In a world where musicians seem content to follow established formulas it's encouraging to find a band that can defy boundaries with skill & grace" — Lisa McIntyre, Performer Magazine
Rooted in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, The Alchemystics fuse diverse individual styles, backgrounds, & experiences into a unique and uplifting sound embracing reggae, hip hop, soul, and dub. Thoughtfully crafted songs carry positive messages as compelling as the rhythms that drive them; crowds respond instinctively & enthusiastically.
Formed as a trio in 2003, the Alchemystics achieved their current lineup in 2006. The band's popularity grew in step with the release in 2006 of their first album, and their acclaimed EP and live record in 2008. Whether forging fresh tracks in the studio, or in the crucible of live performance, the Alchemystics continue to captivate growing audiences, gathering fans in their wake.
The Alchemystics and its members shared the stage with music luminaries such as Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Clipse, Beat Science, Damian Marley, Sister Carol, Dennis Brown, Busta Rhymes, Yellow Man, Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron, Culture, Steel Pulse, Angelique Kidjo, Mighty Sparrow, The Brazilian Girls, Israel Vibration, Common Market, King Sunny Ade, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal.
The group has performed in clubs and dancehalls such as The House of Blues, Pearl Street, Iron Horse Music Hall, Paradise Rock Club, The Middle East, Harpers Ferry, The Palladium, Toad's Place, The Calvin Theatre, Sullivan Hall, & Dubland Underground. Festival appearances include Vermont Reggae Festival, Nateva Festival (Maine), Sound Sessions Street Festival (RI), Bella Terra Festival (NY), Evolve Fest (NJ), Strange Creek (MA), Underground Music Festival (NY), and Charlemont Reggae Festival (MA). In addition, The group has performed at colleges such as University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth College, Smith, College of the Atlantic, Worcester Polytechnic, Colby Sawyer, and Bowdoin, and ski areas including Killington, Ascutney, Mt. Snow, Whale Back Mountain, Mt. Wachesett, and Okemo.
Tucked away in the amazing land of NH, this first year local music festival is going to rock! Literally! Check out our line up that is still growing! We have onsite camping with lots and lots of room! This show is also family friendly!
***Our friends Danielle and Anthony will be powering the festival with their VEGGIE POWERED GENERATOR!!!!***
Strangers Helping Strangers will be hosting a food drive to help those in need through out the community. Please remember to bring a non perishable food item, feminine hygiene product, or baby item. Together we make a difference! Early bird camping available beginning Thursday 6/7.
NO PETS or GLASS. Carry in, Carry out.Rain or shine.
Lineup and schedule subject to change.
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