The Old 78 Farm Festival returns to Warwick, MA, this fall, on the heels of a highly successful inaugural festival last October. The festival features an even more impressive musical line-up, with headliner Adam Ezra Group returning along with fast-rising funk-rockers Love in Stockholm from Boston. Old 78 will have something for everyone, including lots of great barbecue food, farm goods, a petting zoo, and various vendors (last year featured home-made clothing, face painting, a massage table, and henna tattoos.) Also making an appearance will be escape-artist Jason Escape, who will no doubt leave you in awe and amazement!
Angel and Phil Simon, along with Lynn Englen, slowly have been developing the 150 year old house and property into a productive farm which boasts a sizable garden, laying and meat chickens, rabbit, duck, turkey and more. “This festival is a way for us to tie all of the elements of our lives- the food we are producing from the farm, the clothing that we hand craft, and the music that we love all into an event for the community. We can showcase who we are at Old 78, and who we all are in the heart of New England. It looks like we will be doubling the number of vendors, and hopefully attendees too!” exclaimed the Simons. In addition to the food products, Old 78 Farm is producing clothing made of entirely recycled, reclaimed, and reused material.
September 24th, 12 pm at The Old 78 Farm
823 Orange Rd, Warwick MA
$10 suggested admission All ages
Adam Ezra Group is one of Boston's leading acoustic rock bands. AEG is a dynamic roots/rock band whose unique mix of folk, pop and rock sound, perfectly combines Ezra's passion for smart, well written lyrics and the bands amazing musicianship. Over the past 8 years the band has had a consistent tour schedule and sold out shows in the Northeast, while rapidly building their fan base nationwide.http://www.adamezra.com/
Love in Stockholm emerged in 2007 from the basement parties of Allston, a low-rent neighborhood of Boston packed with college kids and musicians. They soon gained a reputation for their wild live performances, complete with blasting horns and front man Charlie Rockwell's guttural wail. http://loveinstockholm.com/
The Equalites are a reggae - rock - roots - dub - ska - r&b band. Fronted by the strong, soulful vocals of lead guitarist David Boatwright and the sultry, haunting melodies of accompanying lead vocalist Cinamon Blair, the Equalites deliver a performance like no other anywhere within the reggae genre. http://www.equalites.com/
Mick Reed is a native New Englander whose music and lyrics are rooted in traditional Americana songs and storytelling. He blends elements of Country, Blues, Jazz, and Bluegrass to form original tunes with a timeless feel. His first CD, “Courtney’s Farm” features an all-star cast of some of the most talented up-and-comers in traditional Jazz, Blues, and Country including a duet with the multi-platinum selling Jazz singerMadeleine Peyroux. http://www.mickreed.com/
Orange Television is a psychedelic rock band from Western Massachusetts. Upon entering the Amherst/ Northampton scene three years ago, the band has consistently added to their loyal and fanbase from New York up to Southern Vermont. Many have compared the sound to early Pink Floyd and a blend of Zeppelin crossing over with sounds of the 90’s such as Blind Melon and Pearl Jam. http://orangetelevision.tv/
Katrin, a rising star in North America and Europe, hails from the Boston area. Katrin weaves together an awe-inspiring voice, unbelievable guitar skills and thought provoking lyrics to captivate her listeners. Most recently, Katrin had the honor of opening for Joan Armatrading on her U.S. Summer tour.
Forty-five minutes, one straight jacket, 75 feet of rope, body twisting, and a little magic... Jason Escape's spectacular escape show. His show ranges from escape to mentalism and comedy. His recent upside down aerial escape is astounding audiences and has just been hired by the Singapore government for a major festival appearance in that country. http://jasonescape.com/site/
September 24th, 12 pm at The Old 78 Farm
823 Orange Rd, Warwick MA $10 suggested admission All ages