Festival Preview

    Uplift Music Festival and Benefactor announced

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    Uplift Music Festival

    Greenfield, NH

    August 6, 2016

     

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    Uplift Music Festival, the Monadnock region’s community event, has teamed up with the Contoocook Valley School District (ConVal) and their South Meadow Middle School in Peterborough, NH to be the beneficiary of this year’s Uplift event on August 6th.

    The founders of Uplift have always believed that local music, talent and agriculture have the potential to “uplift” the community, and this year in setting their sights on the ConVal school district and South Meadow School (SMS), the organizers hope to restore and refresh SMS’s diminished music and arts programs.  Aside from the school’s instruments being painstakingly limited, the ones that remain in working condition are barely hanging on. Therefore, organizers are also encouraging attendees to donate and bring gently used instruments they no longer play to the festival.

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    “We at Uplift feel that a strong music and arts curriculum makes for a stronger student.  We are a music based event, [and] this cause is a perfect fit for Uplift.” said organizer Mike Chadinha.

    The music lineup this year includes:

    Roots of Creation is a reggae/rock dubtronica hyprid band that originated in New Hampshire. The band’s members include Brett Wilson (lead vocals and guitar), Tal Pearson (keyboard and vocals), Mike Chadinha (drums, and SPDS ), Nick Mini (sampler and vocals), Billy Kottage (base), Andrew Riordan (saxophone, Dub FX, and vocals). Roots of Creation is currently promoting their newest album “Livin’ Free” which debut at the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae charts. 

    The Garcia Project is a Jerry Garcia tribute band that originated in Saratoga Springs, NY. The group’s members include Mik Bondy, Kat Walkerson, Bobby Belanger, Dan Crea, and Greg Marshall. The Garcis Project is currently on a tour in the US. 

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    Moderately Supreme is an EDM underground energy and sound chemistry artist who originated in Peterborough, NH in 2012. Moderately Supreme is influenced by Dillion Francis, World Class Art Theives, Big Gigantic, Milo and Otis and many more.

    Some of the other bands attending the Uplift event include; Congo Sanchez, The Youngest Sun, Hug the Dog, Modern Fools, Adam and the Flood, and Phileep.  

    Video: Roots of Creation at Uplift in 2013

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    In addition to the musical acts, Uplift will have tons of family entertainment including bouncy houses, great local food trucks, yoga, games, and art installments.  Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate, kids under 16 are only $5 at the gate.  Tickets are available at Harlow’s Pub in Peterborough, NH and at www.upliftmusicfest.org.

     

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