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Soupstock Music & Arts Festival brings the masses together in Shelton, CT for two days of music: June 10th and 11th, 2017. To submit a review or story for consideration hit us at [email protected] Check out the Live Music News and Facebook page for updates and announcements. From the YouTube channel of Meisteryeager: Soupstock Music & Arts Festival proudly announces its 2017 music lineup bringing together national and local touring acts and exciting newcomers to the stage. The festival once again invites area residents of all ages to come and experience an arts, music and culinary experience like no other. The annual event will take place over two days on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th at Veteran’s Park in Shelton.

The Skatalites’ current lineup
Directors Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Joe Mango and Derek Signore unveil a lineup that follows the contour of previous festivals celebrating the best in local talent to match national acts otherwise reserved for ticketed events. New for 2017, ska and reggae legends The Skatalites and electrofunk powerhouse Particle co-headline the main stage with newcomers Sophistafunk and American Idol‘s Elise Testone. The Skatalites are Jamaica’s premier ska band since 1964 who backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy, jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island and spawned the entire genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, two-tone, and 3rd wave ska. The tiny island of Jamaica has probably had more effect on music globally than any other country or place in the world and it’s safe to say Soupstock is ready for these icons to hit the stage. Also returning is favorite Ryan Montbleau with his new ensemble, Yes, Darling featuring Hayley Jane– both artists are fresh off sets in front of huge crowds at Greenfield, MA’s StrangeCreek Campout over Memorial Day weekend.  Also sharing top billing are local mainstays, The Alpaca Gnomes and Bella’s Bartok, both returning to this year’s festival. From the YouTube channel of Chris Cafiero: Established in 2010, Soupstock Music & Arts Festival has grown organically into one of Connecticut’s leading independent arts and music events. The festival has earned its reputation by attracting premier talent across all mediums to provide a landscape meant to please all the senses. The festival’s mixture of arts, cuisine and culture means there’s something for everyone. The Vendor Village will have over 30 handmade artisans and non-profit organizations and the Kids Zone will be better than ever, providing a safe interactive environment for children of all ages with two major highlights this year: One World Puppetry and Creation Song Project. The Annual Pro/Am Soup & Chili Cook-Off round out the event to make it not only a feast for the ears but for the taste buds as well! Proceeds will benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, furthering art, craft and music education for children and young adults. For more information and to purchase tickets,  visit: Official Facebook page: To submit a review or story for consideration hit us at [email protected] Check out the Live Music News and Facebook page for updates and announcements.

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