River Lynch and the Spiritmakers – An easygoing and great retro sound, this Rochester-based group bills themselves as a cross between Alabama Shakes on Tom Petty. Their blues-driven sound is the perfect way to kick off your day at Fest. They play Main Street at 3pm.
Kat Wright – Bluesy and jazzy, Kat Wright channels her inner Amy Winehouse for soulful, excellent music. I Caught the tail end of her set last night at Americaplatz and she sounded great. You can catch her again tonight at Volksplatz at 5pm.
Down North – I caught these guys back in 2015 at Liederplatz and they absolutely killed it. They had soul, funk, and a hell of a lot of energy. Lead singer Anthony Briscoe was off the stage, in the crowd singing. Don’t miss it. They play Volksplatz at 7pm.
Marc Broussard – He describes himself as “Bayou Soul” and I think that’s a pretty accurate representation. His music has Delta inspirations with elements of rock, blues, and R&B mixed in. He’s gained a following and had commercial success, particularly with his 2014 LP A Life Worth Living. You can catch him at Americaplatz at 9pm.
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