The 6th Annual Liberty Musicfest
Wed. Aug 16th thru Sunday Aug 20th
The Grape Room - Broken Goblet Brewery - Pretzel Park
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Bringing together musicians, fans and industry professionals for one incredible weekend filled with entertaining & informative events. The festival seeks to introduce music enthusiasts to up-and-coming original independent on the cusp regional and national artists. As well as provide tips and tricks to attendees on music industry topics such as publishing, touring, and social media. It is a huge networking festival that you can meet artists and music professionals.
Riverside Odds - Philadelphia, PA time: 11.20pm
Drinking, fighting, stealing your girlfriends, wrestling, and more drinking… and that’s just in the first six minutes. Sounds like one hell of a fun night, right? The Riverside Odds will deliver to you Philadelphia speed punk rock n roll like a freight train fueled off cigarettes PBR and scotch whiskey.Formed in 2013 by vocalist RW and bassist Tim, formerly of Philadelphia speed punk band, Griswolds, and Guitarist Matty Terror of the Von Horrorbles and The Heartbeaters, these guys are veterans of the scene, having been in a total of 11 bands between them. Drummer Darren "D-Bag" Wallbridge, who was practically born with drumsticks in his hands, has lent his skills to a number of projects throughout the years and was picked up early on to round out the band. in 2014 Dan "Bezzi" Beswick, formerly from the band Balista, was added as lead guitarist.
Bad Mary - Long Island, NY time: 10.30pm
Another great, raw, female-fronted band from New York City. Only this time the quartet is totally aggressive 70s punk. Think HBO’s Vinyl, with a pretty but powerful vocal edge from lead vocalist Amanda Mac.
– Philadelphia Metro – 8-18-16
“If you’ve been searching for a current punk rock band, check out Bad Mary.”
– IndieMinded Reviews 3/3/16
“You need to make room in your daily playlists for this New York City band.”
– Shaine Freeman, themiews.com, 2/15/16
“The punk rock music genre is about to get a lot more fun.”\
– Samantha Stevens, The Voice Magazine, Volume 23 Issue 46
Shadow Merchant - Philadelphia, PA time: 9:40pm
"...The Tunnel is a terrific amalgam of [Rush and Kansas as influences], full of giant-sounding Lifeson-esque guitar, florid instrumental passages, and gloriously pompous keyboard interjections, notably on 11-minute epic The Kindness Of A Stranger..." Classic Rock Magazine
"...The Tunnel has a crisp and often Hard Rocking edge that, at times, generates genuine excitement and drives both the music and the listener on..." Fireworks Magazine
..."The record contains all the essential ingredients for a proper classic prog rock album: extended songs, plenty of accomplished musicianship, solos galore, lashings of keys and lots of melodic intent..." Powerplay Magazine
..."Strong, slick and slightly less on pretense than certain other household prog names, the solos and vocals both throw their weight at each other as well as just our ears...Metalville
Lonesome Crow - Philadelphia, PA time: 8:50pm
The Tisburys - Clarks Summit, PA time: 8:00pm
The Tisburys (fka Tisbury Obama) originated as an acoustic duo that was formed in the suburbs of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2012 by singer-songwriter Tyler Asay. After years of playing in coffee shops, the group has evolved and expanded into a full band playing loud and experimental folk-rock with Americana influences.The band is currently based in Philadelphia, where they just released their new EP, Crooked Roads.
2nd Floor Lounge at The Grape Room
Monie & Meeks - Philadelphia, PA time: 11:50pm
American singing, rapping, songwriting duo composed of Simone "Monie" Green of West Philadelphia and Jameeka "Meeks" Wilson of North Philadelphia. Monie & Meeks music combines pop, hip-hop, dance, club/EDM genres. Most of their musical influences include Lauryn Hill, Celine Dion, Chris Brown, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Lil Jon, Timberland, and Journey. Part of what makes Monie & Meeks so appealing is their willinglessness to defy status quo. They are one of the first androgynous pop duos in Philadelphia, This diversity among other features brands their "androgynous party level" music. Together, Monie & Meeks produce an unforgettable and unexpected Philly sound that is sure to make listeners want to "dance and shake"! It should be noted that their #1place to party in Philly is "Plough and the Stars" located in Olde City. Look for them the next time you go!
John Fahres - Philadelphia, PA time: 11:00pm
Mack & the Hooligans - Media, PA time: 10:10pm
Chelsea Carlson - Mount Olive, NJ time: 9:10pm
Chelsea Carlson is a roots-rock singer/songwriter from Morris County NJ. Described as a “young and ambitious” artist on the rise by Elmore Magazine, Chelsea has been taking the local music scene by storm since 2011. With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Adele, Chelsea is not your typical “singer/songwriter.” Her original music has been described as soulful, powerful, and full of emotion. Her vocal style has been compared to that of Grace Potter and Anne Wilson, and her songwriting is reminiscent of Carole King. It is Chelsea’s goal to take the heart of classic rock and blend it with the intensity of the blues, energy of modern rock and pop, and raw emotion of alternative music, into something new and exciting.
Vinnie Paolizzi - Philadelphia, PA time: 8:10pm
Vinnie Paolizzi is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia Pennsylvania and a proud Temple University Owl! After playing in bands throughout his youth in the Philly suburbs, at 18 he moved downtown and started playing at every open mic he could find.