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‘Music on Main’ summer lineup set
The summer lineup for Music on Main has just been announced and, judging from the diversity, the 2013 summer concert season over the hill should be the most eclectic ever. The Teton Valley Foundation (TVF) is steering the free, all-ages concert series into its eighth year.
TVF executive director Gil Hundley said, “This year our music committee has put together our most diverse and impressive mix of artists to date. We’ve done some surveys in the past and the feedback has led us to really stress diversity and danceable music. One of the benefits of having a free, all-ages show is the flexibility to expose people to new and different music they might not have ever had a chance to hear.”
Hundley added that one of the informal rules of the selection committee is ‘no return acts.’ That rule was overlooked this season with the return of March 4th Marching Band, or M4 to their fans. “We got so much positive feedback last summer from [M4] that when I approached the board they said, ‘we don’t do repeat acts, but if they’re available let’s get them.’”
Music on Main is held on Thursday nights starting June 27 through August 15, 2013. Opening acts will be announced at a later date.
• JUNE 27: The Fox Street All Stars will kick off the concert series with their unique version of high-energy funky rock and roll. FSAS has toured the US with legends like Trucks/Tedeschi, Little Feat, Trombone Shorty and Robert Randolph.
• JULY 11: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers will bring the smoky sweet vocals of Bluhm backed by a big, rocking jam band, continuing the dance party and good times.
• JULY 18: White Water Ramble features high octane rocky mountain dancegrass that, according to their website, will send your body and soul rushing down the rapids of infinity!
• JULY 25: March 4th Marching Band returns after an extremely popular show last summer, decked in whimsical costumes and combining a big ring circus with modern performances.
• AUGUST 1: Monophonics, San Francisco’s premier psychedelic soul and heavy funk band, will cook up a hearty stew of funky rhythms for Music on Main fans.
• AUGUST 8: Ray Wylie Hubbard is an alternative and outlaw country icon from Austin, with a live show that has been described as a church service held at the funkiest roadhouse bar this side of the Mississippi.
• AUGUST 15: Vagabond Opera is as fun and entertaining as they are musically gifted, combining vaudeville with incredible talent for a show like no other.
More information available at http://www.tetonvalleyfoundation.org./