Family Stage

The Skeleton Crew will do roving performances on the field between 11 AM and 4 PM all weekend.  Visit the enhanced kids and family area for many more creative activities for all ages.  More details here!



Here is the 2017 Family Stage line-up:

Saturday, September 23:

10:00 a.m.  The Romeos

11:00 a.m.  Samantha Farrell

   Samantha Farrell’s ever evolving sound is an intersection of jazz, folk, pop and poetry. Her tone is unique and yet familiar all at once; at times playfully lilting and undulating, other times a sexy murmur, and a raspy declaration. 

12:30 p.m. Bomba de Aqui Dance Troupe







3:00 p.m.  The Shad Ladder Radio Hour

High in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts, Shad Ladder Radio brings you glad tidings across the digital airwaves of art, music, writing and more in a live-recorded format. Come to the show, or pick up the podcast as they bring live music and theatrical storytelling to the festival in episode: Garlic and Arts Festival, Part I.

Sunday, September 24:

10:15 a.m.  Talking Hands Theatre

Anna Sobel Talking Hands Theatre, with Anna Sobel, puppeteer, is committed to entertaining children with puppets and storytelling by engaging their minds, imaginations, and sense of humor.

11:15 p.m. BodyWave and Eidetic Dance 

Body Wave Belly Dance  BodyWave Belly Dance evolved from Sharon Arslanian’s popular Middle Eastern Dance course at Greenfield Community College.   Today BodyWave specializes in contemporary/fusion style choreography of Middle Eastern inspired dance   We have performed and taught in concerts and community events at GCC, UMASS, Deerfield Academy, Garlic and Arts Festival, Mutton and Mead Faire, Greenfield High School, The Flurry in Saratoga Springs, NY, and in various belly dance shows around New England.

12:30 p.m.  The Shad Ladder Radio Hour 

 A continuation of Saturday’s glad tidings across the digital airwaves with live music and theatrical storytelling in episode: Garlic and Arts Festival, Part II.

2:30 p.m.    JAM-ATAN ABINA

  JAM-ATAN (abina) in Jola means “Listen up the music has arrived” – a transcontinental musical conversation between Jola, Latinx, hip hop, reggae, and world music.

4:00 p.m.  Josh and Luke Levangie, Father and Son  Josh andLuke Levangie