Shakedown - The Grateful Dead & Beyond
Shakedown is a Connecticut based band that has been performing their unique version of a Grateful Dead Concert since 1987. Shakedown features wonderful three part harmonies with varied and interesting jams that reflect the band members' special chemistry.
The Balkun Brothers
Balkun Brothers is an American rock n' roll power duo hailing from Hartford, CT. Originally formed in 2010 by blood brothers Nick and Steve Balkun, the duo has been described as, “Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues. The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and rock ’n roll.”
Stephen Lewis and the Big Band of Fun!
Stephen Lewis and The BIG Band of Fun are a loop based trio featuring Stephen Lewis, Jonah Haché (looping, guitar,keys,vocals,effects) and Marco Lebreton (drums).
Prepare your self for a funky, high-energy, and FUN good time with this engaging ensemble.
ShwizZ is a unique cast of characters reigning from New York. Best described as a melting pot of funk and progressive rock, this giant original sound will be sure to put a smile on your face. The band's variety and depth allows for lovely twists of improvisation and spontaneity spiked with technical prowess and musical complexity.
Over the years the group has shared bills with many notables including Jeff Beck, Primus, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Kung Fu, Dopapod, Consider The Source and more. ShwizZ can be found gigging all over the northeast and you won't be surprised to find them playing at your favorite festival or club for years to come.
Down at home, funky crunchadelic, Eggy is the group that brings balance to your musical breakfast. The band presents a timeless vision of songwriting both lyrically and in composition, creating works worthy of lasting a lifetime.
Michael Goodman (bass/vocals), Jake Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Dani Battat (keys/vocals) and Alex Bailey (drums/vocals) work around the clock, sharpening their craft. The result, an original and organic musical blend inspired by their musical heroes of the past and present.
In a live setting, eclectic improvisations create performances that take on a life of their own. Eggy paints a full spectrum of styles and emotions, and invites you to share in the experience!
The literal definition of Escaper is "one who escapes confinement". Founded in 2016, the Brooklyn based Post-Rock/Space-Funk Fusion quintet strive for a sound without limits.
Recently joining the Ropeadope Records roster, Escaper blends soaring melodies provided by Will Hanza (guitars) with funk-laced rhythms laid down by Andrew Nesbitt (drums) and Jay Giacomazzo. Weaving through this sound are the intricate yet lyrical textures of Adam Ahuja (keys) and Johnny Butler (sax). Album was engineered and co-produced by John Davis (Lettuce, Brad Mehldau, Black Keys)
Escaper released their debut track "Castles" on December 2nd, 2016 and will release a full album in early 2017,
Formed in 2015, Cabin Fever has quickly become one of Connecticut's up-and-coming bands. With four hometown friends that have an appreciation for sophisticated and funky dance music, Cabin Fever incorporates various styles from many different types of top notch funk and jam bands.
Their mission is to provide quality, groovy music to those that like to let loose, dance, and have a good time!
One Time Weekend
One Time Weekend is one of the biggest up-and-coming artists in CT. After forming their groove in Collinsville, CT, members Ben Sullivan, Ian D’Arcangelo, Adam Eytan, and Zach Mulcahy combined their talent to create a fresh youthful vibe influenced by artists both past and present. The newly formed group has written many original songs that feature their funky, jazzy, soul, rap, and reggae tastes while adding complexity to the mix, creating their own unique sound, and breaking the mold of modern contemporary music.
One Time Weekend has collaborated with numerous artists including Teddy Midnight, Goose, The McLovins, and more.
When their music starts to tickle your ears it’ll make you wanna boogie down and shake ya tail feathers to the groove!