Opening the Readsboro Arts Festival at 10 am are Readsboro favorites Blueberry Buckle, a family affair with Cate Byrne on violin, Savannah Byrne on drums, and their father Tom Byrne on guitar, bass, and the occasional wind instrument. Fronted by fiddler Cate, Blueberry Buckle embraces a variety of traditions including Celtic, blues, jazz, old-time, and a little rock ‘n’ roll. There is some danceable fun for everybody.
Atom Planet plays fresh acoustic pop music. The trio is Jay Cook on upright bass, accordion, and piano, Bob Everingham on bass, guitar, and mandolin, and Libby Garafalo on lead vocals, guitar, and percussion. Their music is lively and uplifting, and Garafalo’s incomparable voice is smooth and haunting. The will perform at 11 am.
Performing at noon is flute quartet Flootissimo. Members are flutists Laura Botkin, Amara Cunningham, Deb Kilyanczik, and Jen Kramer. In addition to the traditional C flute, Flootisimo regularly includes piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute in their performances. Flootissmo plays a variety of classical and modern music including ragtime, Brazilian choro, Latin American dances, jazz tunes, Irish and Celtic favorites, and arrangements of the classical masters.
The Dusty Pilgrims play string band music with a repertoire that covers bluegrass, swing, folk, blues, rock, string jazz, and more. The trio plays tunes about highwaymen, gamblers, travelers in search of lost love, and weary souls just trying to make it back home. The Dusty Pilgrims are Dave Arnold on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, and Rob Macgregor on guitar and vocals. The will perform at 1pm.
From 2 to 4 pm, the Jeanine Marie quartet brings the Great American Songbook to the Readsboro Arts Festival with a sophisticated and contemporary sense of style. The Jeanine Marie quartet consists of jazz vocalist Jeanine Ouderkirk, guitarist Shaun McCarthy, drummer Darryl Kniffen, and bassist Dylan Perillo.
There will be plenty of fun for children and adults of all ages at the festival as well as free ice cream all day. Be amazed by magician Ben Pratt with a magic shows at 11 am; at 1:30 pm, make some “Music with Mandy Comai;” at 2:30 pm, try hula hooping with Hoopiverse. Have a face painted, or create a sculpture out of recycled materials at the Art Tent.
Artists and craftspeople will offer a wide variety of fine art and crafts for sale, including painting, prints, pressed flower art, photography, blown glass, jewelry, baskets, wood, fiber arts, and pottery.
Lunch will be provided by Always Emma’s with desserts, snacks, and beverages available at the festival cafe.
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