JAMESTOWN – Fans of live music are bracing themselves for yet another weekend of quality entertainment as they prepare for the 2019 InSpire Living Arts Music Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28 at The Spire in downtown Jamestown.
“With the help of Blue Moon Management, this year’s festival will be a two-day event to appeal to local residents and out-of-town visitors to patronize downtown Jamestown’s hotels and businesses creating an economic impact for the entire region,” explained organizer and Spire owner/operator Angelo Guiffre.
Headlining the event are Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Driftwood.
Giant Panda first received praise for their live show, which combined world beats and reggae rhythms within jam band aesthetics. In recent years the band’s studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. They have a large and dedicated fan base, including many in our targeted regional demographic, 75,000 monthly listeners on Spotify with almost 2 million plays of their top song. They will play the festival on Saturday night.
Headlining Friday is Driftwood, a popular national touring Americana band with a solid underground fan base specializing in dynamic live shows and a strong presence on the national touring music scene. They also have a devout following, and a sizable discography. Both of these acts are known for drawing audiences reaching a several-hour radius. It is anticipated that each of these bands will attract 200-400 additional patrons with a high likelihood of fans traveling to attend from areas such as Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Complete Line up:
FRIDAY – Driftwood, Steve Johnson, Matt Gronquist, & Mike Brown (from the Probables), The In Crowd, Cindy Haight & The Loves, Archimedes, Ryan Buzzetto, Bill Ward & Friends, Tommy Johnson, Slow Motion Breakdown, Hallow Society, La Vega, Muttnik, Elizabeth Lutgen, Ukuladies, Trenton Shutters, K2 Beatz, and Monica Buck.
SATURDAY – Giant Panda Guirella Dub Squad, Vintage Gold, Cold Lazarus, Feverhawk, the In Crowd, Deep Fried & Dipped in Honey, Three Philosophers, Elektra Kings, Rebecca McIlvain, Macklehat Merffy, Trip the Deuce, Shut Up Jesse!, Backtrax, Aaron & Boaz, Juli Bessey, Warren Sischo, Shamus O’Donnell, Kyle Gustafson, Ayri Brady, the Trombettas, and Kings Express.
A limited number of tickets are available for this year’s festival:
- Only 100 $30 full festival passes including both headliners are available;
- Only 300 $20 Friday passes including Driftwood headliner (8pm on Main stage) are available;
- Only 300 $20 Saturday passes including Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad headliner (8pm on Main stage) are available.
“These passes are on a first come first serve basis,” Guiffre said. “Limited passes that don’t include access to the headliners will still be available after all the full Festival passes are sold out. Limited passes will still grant access to all 4 performance stages throughout the rest of the festival.”
Tickets are on sale now online at tickets.inspirejamestown.com.
This festival is made possible with grant funding provided through Jamestown’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative award provided by Governor Cuomo and New York State through Homes and Community Renewal and the Fund for Downtown Programming administrated by the Jamestown Local Development Corporation.
Location: The Spire Theater 317 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 450-7357
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