Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Sunday Outdoor Stage at The Grape Room

The 6th Annual Liberty Musicfest
Wed. Aug 16th thru Sunday Aug 20th

The Grape Room - Broken Goblet Brewery - Pretzel Park
Event Page: Click Here 

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.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Outdoor Stage

Epoch Failure - Trenton,NJ  time: 7:10pm

Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull).
Epoch Failure's first single "Champion" remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It's also been featured by The NFL Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, NASCAR, WWE, NBC Sports, NY Knicks, NY Giants, Denver Broncos and the Australian Football League.
The group's follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi's legendary anthem, "Livin' on a Prayer". It reached the Top 10 on Spotify's Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:
"The powerful new version of 'Livin' On A Prayer' by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song's timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!" - Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child

The Blind Spots - Ithaca,NY  time: 6:20pm

This all original, five-piece moxy rock band steered by magnetic songstress and force of nature Maddy Walsh has been actively touring the country after the release of its third studio album, RHIZOMATIC, which was accompanied by several music videos released at two sold-out premieres in their hometown of Ithaca, NY.
The Blind Spots have shared festival bills with Lake Street Dive, Amy Helm, Rubblebucket, Donna the Buffalo, Sharon Jones, John Brown's Body, The Punch Brothers, Brett Dennen, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, Anders Osborne, etc. and have shared city event bills with Blues Traveller at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester; Eddie Money in Albany, NY; and Rusted Root both at Tussey Mountain, PA and in Friendsville, PA. The band has played the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance the past six years; Virginia Key Grassroots Festival in Miami, FL; Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in Pittsboro, NC; Corning Glass Museum; Rochester Lilac Festival (119 years running) alongside Dr. Dog, the Psychedelic Furs, and Ana Popovich among others.; several colleges including the University of Vermont, Cornell University, SUNY Brockport, and Elmira College; the State Theatre of Ithaca; The Basement in Nashville, TN; Johnny D's in Somerville, MA; both The Bowery Electric and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City; the Florida Music Festival and Conference in Orlando, FL; Dewey Beach Music Conference in Dewey Beach, DE, etc.

The Local Smokes - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 5:30pm

Psychedelic swamp rock band from Philadelphia PA. 
Our EP "Say Now" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon

Bazmati Vice - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 4:40pm

Bazmati Vice is a unique blend of funk, rock, jazz and blues. These genres wind in and out of every song, keeping things fresh and surprising. Drawing inspiration from Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alan Stone, Phish, Tool, and many others, Bazmati Vice’s sound is a testament to both the different musical tastes and the creative energy of each member of the group.
By the Fall of 2015, the group had played a few gigs on and around Haverford’s campus, but it wasn’t until adding guitarist Chris Jackowski that Bazmati Vice achieved its complete form. Over the past two years, the band has expanded off-campus and performed shows in Fishtown, Manayunk, Ardmore, and Center City Philadelphia. Bazmati Vice embarked on their first tour last year through Upstate New York, and has two more tours planned in Boston and New York City in the coming months.
Performing live shows and writing inspired songs are the main focuses of Bazmati Vice. Gigging in the Philadelphia area has pushed the band not only to perform at a higher standard but also to produce fresh new music that is as fun to listen to as it is to perform. The band released their self-produced debut LP last April and has more gigs than ever planned for the coming year in the Philadelphia area and the Northeast!

Lemera Neta - Vineland, NJ.   time: 3:50pm

It was the spring of 2016, old friends gather, after various failed attempts at different musical projects. At first they thought of forming a band of covers to play in the bars of the New Jersey & Philadelphia area, but realized that they had many more ideas for original music, than desires to play covers. This truth was the beginning of Lamera Neta.
Javier Cruz, Santiago Martin, Andrew Acevedo and Sammy Santos joined their talents and their love for good music, wrestling, and tacos. With the past experiences in hand, they devised a new strategy, to which they put many kilos. Finally they managed to debut the past July 15, 2016, with their first music video and simple called "Phantom".
Lamera Neta is in the studio working on her second single "Endless" which will hit the market in mid-October 2016.

Josh Nussbaum  - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 3:00pm

Josh Nussbaum, Philadelphia musician, has over 20 years of experience that ranges not only from performing but also producing, composing and teaching.  Having spent many years cultivating his technical skills, Josh has lately turned his attention to writing and arranging.  With an ever-evolving passion for music and art, Josh has experimented with large group writing, electronic music, noisy guitars, video production and heavy instrumental and jazz improvisatory elements.            
While spending many years cultivating his craft, Josh has had the opportunity to play with bands and artists spanning all genres such as Charlie Puth, Jazmine Sullivan, Matt McAndrew, Phoebe Ryan, Max Swan, We Used to Cut the Grass w/ Ike Willis, and countless other musicians and artists around the tri-state area.  During this time he has also played such festivals as Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour, Wawa Welcome America, Firefly Music Festival, and just about every venue in the northeast as a session guitar player.
Josh received his music education from The University of the Arts with a degree in Guitar Performance and Music Education. Aside from receiving a presidential scholarship when admitted to the university, Josh was also awarded the Catherine T. Quaile Memorial Guitar Award upon graduating.  Josh was fortunate enough to receive private instruction from Pat Martino (world renowned jazz guitarist), Kevin Hanson, Matt Davis, Tom Giacabetti and Mike Quaile

Bluestime - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 2:10pm

With its genesis coming from the grit of Chicago, the style of New York, and the soul of Philly, Bluestime brings you their own brand of rocking blues. 
Will you like this band? Just give them a listen for one song and you will be a fan.
Big city style with an old school groove.

Novyy Stil' - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 1:20pm

Based out of Philadelphia, Novyy Stil' (No-vee St-eel) has often been referred to as a very unique sound, that tastefully mends a diverse range of genres, which is where the origin of the band name comes from, literally meaning "the New Style". We pride ourselves in being a large group of musicians, 2 of which are women with large leading roles. We promote equality and love.

Shadowplay - Mt. Laurel, NJ.   time: 12:30pm

Shadowplay is a rock/alternative band based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The roots of the group can be traced back to playing music in the year 2006, at the age of 14. Together, Lead Singer, Andrew Corkery, and Guitar player, Dan Holden, officially founded Shadowplay in 2009.
Since then they have been going non-stop in the music scene, gaining traction and sustaining success ever so rapidly. In 2011, they released their official "Ghost Train" EP, featuring the respectively named single and 7 other songs. These tracks would later be rerecorded in addition to newer material for the release of their first album "Visions", which would be released in 2012.
The local and personal success of constant performing of the groups early material at the time got them connected with Ted Richardson in Philadelphia, PA, with whom they produced the single "Sandy Eyes" in 2013, in response to Hurricane Sandy which tore through the bands home the year prior. The group then began opening up for such notable acts as Tracii Guns of (LA Guns, and Guns and Roses), and Doug Wimbish of (Living Colour), Hoobastank, even completing two national tours of their own. Now after four years of working on new music, touring, and working diligently, the band has once again teamed up with Richardson to release their second full length LP. The album is titled "Almost Lifelike" and was recently released be on June 21st, 2016. It brings out a much more mature level of craftsmanship in relationship to the bands early work, and they are eager for everyone to hear it. The first single "Empty Skeleton" has been made available for streaming along with the album on Spotify, SoundCloud, and bandcamp.

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