Thursday, April 10, 2008

The 20th Annual Appel Farm Art & Music Festival

Saturday, June 7 from 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM the 20th Annual Appel Farm Art & Music Festival will be underway. Michaela Majoun and Gene Shay of WXPN 88.5 will be on hand too. There are going to be a boatload of kid’s activities too. Children under 12 are free while Adults are $35 (until May 30th), $40 (until June 6th) and $45 (day of show).

I’ve made mention before as to how much I detest processed, mass market consumption “music” these days. I have to ask what ever happened to melody? What ever happened to musicians – you know people who play their own instruments? Whatever happened to the singer/songwriter? Well it’s events such as this: that gives me hope that all is not lost. This site gives you all the gloriously gory details.

Signed musicians include Marc Cohn, They Might Be Giants, Suzanne Vega, The Smithereens, Vienna Teng, Enter The Haggis, Lucy Kaplansky, Red Molly, Christina Courtin, Matt Duke, Alfred James Band and Nicole Reynolds. I’ve always wanted to see The Smithereens. Enter the Haggis sounds like fun too. Chick 1.0 is a Suzanne Vega fan and Chick 2.0 and 3.0 would love They Might Be Giants. The whole thing should be a hoot.

For more info on the festival check out this:

Go synchronize your calendars! I’ll see you there. It will be nice to hear the music again.


Pax Romano said...

A few years back, I went. Saw Rufus and his dad, Loudon Wainwright; Amiee Mann, Mavis Staples, John Gorka and a few others. A wonderful day. I might have to check this one out, especially if They Might Be Giants are going to be there (love their version of "Istanbul")

Evil Chicken said...

“Why did Constantinople get the works? That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.” That is a great version of that song!

Alas, after conferring w/ Mother Hen, it looks like we’re not going to be at the music festival after all – we’re scheduled to be camping down on Assateague Island with the wild ponies that weekend. I forgot that the date changed.

The 20th Annual Appel Farm Art & Music Festival will be a blast I’m sure – I’ll just have to wait until the 21st Annual Fest., next year.

Enjoy the show.