March 8th, 2:30pm
Also known as “BD”, the band name British Dependency is about where the members come from, but not what they are about or where they are going. A blend of voices, drums, guitar, and bass. BD’s music is eclectic, as the musicians were influenced by a variety of genres and as well as from what comes from within. Proudly possessing Anguilla’s first female bass player, Joyah, a young superstar drummer, Jaiden, and Ruel, the lead vocalist and guitar player of rare skill. BD is currently creating powerful music, songs of protest and pushing boundaries, as they search for their independence from trend and technique, stagnate movers and empty promises. BD is continually open to new roads of empowerment and forward-thinking in all aspects, as they soundly put their root, heart and soul in to all they do as humans and musically.
March 8th, 3:30pm
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.
New Orleans Suspects
March 15th, 3:30pm
It’s been said that the musicians of New Orleans are all members of one gigantic band that breaks up into smaller groups on a nightly basis. If this were really the case, The New Orleans Suspects would be in a class all their own. The group is comprised of musicians with experience and versatility that rival any other band the city has ever produced.
Together, The New Orleans Suspects are known for their high-energy live shows. They create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers.
March 22nd, 3:30pm
Naia’s music is a personal/political soul-trip, as grounded and articulate as it is emotive, ever powered by the guitar and voice of this blossoming young visionary. “Crazy Glue” a jazzy soulful pop track shows off her unique vocal tone and her feel for flowing rhythms. Her songs would fit right alongside a radio playlist of Adele’s “Chasing Pavements,” Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” and John Legend’s “Ordinary People.”
Giving Tree Band
March 29th, 3:30pm
Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and “E” Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel. A band’s band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - playing each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
April 5th, 3:30pm
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is an eight-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re focused on delivering the band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive.
MarchFourth Marching Band
April 12th, 3:30pm
MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.
G Love & Special Sauce
April 13th, 3:30pm
G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for their unique, “sloppy”, and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. The band features Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, Jeffrey Clemens on drums, and Timo Shanko on bass.