Main Stage Music

We are planning the Main Stage line-up for 2014.  If you are interested in being part of this year’s festival, please use the form below to get in touch with the Main Stage organizer.  Take a moment to visit our home page and review the Mission Statement for the Festival.  It will help you to understand our priorities in selecting performers for the stage.  Thanks for your interest!

The Festival Organizing Committee

Read on to learn about performers at the 2013 Festival.

We are proud to present the 2013 Main Stage line up!  Full schedules of festival events for Saturday and Sunday are now available.

Saturday

12:00  Inside/Out Dance Company

Inside/Out Dance Company performs dances with emotional depth and physical power to audiences young and old.  Based at The Dance Studio in Orange, MA, Inside/Out Dance Company’s 24 members perform diverse dances that highlight the artistry of ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop.

1:00  Celtic Heels

The unique choreography of this dance troupe beautifully blends the ancestral style of Irish dance with a toe tapping, hand clapping, vibrant modern flair! Celtic Heels is excited to share with you the true flavor of the immigrants of Ireland.  Their shows are not to be missed! 

2:15   The Pangeans

This group of seven musicians performs Latin Jazz, Samba, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Funk and Afro-Beat. You’ll hear original compositions based on traditional rhythms, as well as, compositions by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Herbie Hancock, Fela Kuti and others. If you like to dance, you’ll LOVE The Pangeans!

3:45   The Equalites

We’re very excited this year to present The Equalites, who have been a staple in the regional roots/reggae scene  for over 25 years! Their songwriting features four part harmonies, sizzling guitar playing, and a bass n’ drum pocket with ‘a killer reggae groove’. The music is at once reggae, roots music, blue beat, and, as you’ll find out, much more!

Sunday

12:00   Inside/Out Dance Company

Inside/Out Dance Company performs dances with emotional depth and physical power to audiences young and old.  Based at The Dance Studio in Orange, MA, Inside/Out Dance Company’s 24 members perform diverse dances that highlight the artistry of ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop.

1:00   Crow’s Rebellion

Newly named, this band has been playing in and around the Pioneer Valley
for over five years, and features Steve Crow on vocal and electric guitar with Peter Kim on electric bass, and Joe (Jopey) Fitzpatrick on drums. Their music raucously ranges from rock through country, blues, folk, and funk. Special guest, Eddie Linahan, is featured on tenor sax.

2:15   Gaia Roots

We’re proud to welcome back this high energy percussion/dance group who performs folkloric music from around the globe. With a dazzling array of traditional instruments, soaring vocal harmonies, and vibrant dances, you’re not likely to sit still for very long!

3:45   The Impulse Ensemble

Tony Vacca: balafon, gongs, percussion, spoken word. Jim Matus: electric laoutar, vocals. Derrik Jordan: electric violin, percussion, vocals. These three musicians and composers have some unlikely common ground. They share a special interest in the converging traditions and innovations that are constantly redefining what it is to be an American musician at this point in time. They are passionate and mesmerizing performers on their respective instruments, equally at home in a written composition or in a totally free-form improvisation. They have each produced many recordings of their own music, and have traveled far and wide in pursuit of their visions. In creating Impulse Ensemble they are combining forces to make some truly extraordinary music.

Past Main Stage performances include:

2012

  • Wishbone Zoe

  • Rob Skelton and Pitchfork

  • Carrie Ferguson

  • Dave Dersham Band

  • Trailer Park

  • Empty Banks

  • The Gaslight Tinkers

  • Fenibo

  • Mother Turtle

  2011

  • Samantha Farrell

  • Girl Howdy

  • LuxDelux

  • Richard Chase

  • The Gypsy Wranglers

  • Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble

  • Little Shop of Horas

  2010