Bastard Sons of Captain Mey – 12-1:30PM side stage
The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey began swapping sounds and instruments at a BBQ in 2015. After a number of visits to MQ Murphy’s Open Mic at the Mad Batter in Cape May, he coined the band name “The Bastard Sons of Levon Helm.” After a courteous exchange with the late and great Mr. Helm’s friends and family, the boys adopted the name of the town in which they honed their sound. Since then, the boys have continued writing and performing the music they create combined with the music they like in various indoor and outdoor settings.
Mutlu’s Philly Soul – 1:30-3PM main stage
Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter, Philadelphia native, and first-generation American of Turkish descent. He’s collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show “Live From Daryl’s House”. Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia’s deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona.
BLUEBONE – 3-4:30PM side stage
BLUEBONE began as four musicians that defied the labels and the hype to play hard-hitting music of their own. Refusing to fit into an industry mold, they play a variety of guitar driven, contemporary blues and blues rock that is artful and inspired. Their sound is tight, emotional, and often hard-hitting, as they perform their repertoire of both originals and cover tunes. They believe that blues are the basis of nearly everything they have played in the past, and they bring those various flavors back home- to the blues. They know how to play, and they play what they love.
Red Baraat – 4:30-6PM main stage
Red Baraat is a riveting octet that NPR has dubbed “The best party band in years.” Versatility is one the band’s hallmarks. Red Baraat can mesmerize an audience with a funk groove, turn a switch, and drive the same crowd to the brink of delirium. Since its formation in 2008 and those storied nights at Barbes in Park Slope, the magic of Red Baraat has spread far beyond New York City. Each musician in the band pulls from distinct traditions while speaking through their instrument with their own particular musical vocabulary. That it works so well is a testament to Sunny Jain’s utopian vision and his faith that communication across cultures doesn’t have to be vexed in the slightest.