thursday, august 8
lake street dive
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Back on the Festival stage by popular demand… it’s indie pop, jazz, soul sensation LAKE STREET DIVE!
Influenced by classic pop and swing era jazz, the unique and talented group explains: “We want it to sound like the Beatles and Motown had a party together!” From their infectious reinvented covers of “I Want You Back” and “Rich Girl,” to fresh hits “Good Kisser,” and “I Can Change,” Rachel Price’s powerhouse lead vocals are complimented by Mick “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), Mike Calabrese (drums) and Akie Bermiss (keyboards) who lend backup vocals for the full package. The band members met while attending New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, A, and the band was named after a street with a host of dive bars in Olson’s hometown of Minneapolis.
Special guest DARLINGSIDE is an indie folk band from Boston whose style has been described by NPR as “exquisitely arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” The New Yorker noted that “sometimes the sunshine breaks out in their harmonies and it feels like 1965 with David Crosby and the Byrds.” Rolling Stone called them “a ‘must-see’ act…locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or twelve.” In fact, they are four friends from Williams College who are making a big name for themselves in the folk music world. In 2016 Folk Alliance International named Darlingside “Artist of the Year.”
BrewFest tickets are available in advance for $10 -- which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes.