SpringFest Entertainment

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Friday Night 8pm: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Performing all the 80's hits including  "Tender Years" "Dark Side" "C-I-T-Y" and "Tough all Over"
May 11 marks the anniversary of their first performance ever back on the same date in 1972!
 

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Opening for John Cafferty Friday Night is Hit Play! 
 

Roger-Walsh.jpgFriday Night 5-6pm: Roger Walsh

There’s pretty much nobody in the town of Westerly that does not know Roger Walsh. Some call him “Coach” others just call him “sir.”

He has played with many bands, some of the most famous being The Rhode Island Storm and The Beach Boys Tribute Band: The Driftwoods. He had also been a recent staple in The Beach Band.

The “Roger Walsh: Thanking You Tour 2018” kicks off at Springfest. 

In fact, Roger himself kicks off the entertainment the weekend of spring fest at the state beach May 11th, 12th and 13th. The first 100 people to enter spring fest will get a free Ivory Ella T-shirt so be sure to come down and be one of the first people at the festival and listen to some of the coolest classic rock you will have ever heard.

Heavily inspired by the Beach Boys, The Cowsill’s and the Beatles as well as locally inspired by John Cafferty and Gary “Guitar” Gramolini, it is fitting that he would be one of the opening acts for John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

Recently Rogers wife went to the doctor and said “my husband thinks that he is Tom Jones, do you think that’s strange?” The doctor replied “it’s not unusual.”

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Saturday Night 8:30pm: Badfinger Starring Joey Molland performing "Straight Up" complete

Joey performs "Straight Up" plus all of the 70's hits including "Come and Get It," "Without You," "No Matter What" 

Straight Up is the third album by British rock band Badfinger, released in December 1971. Issued on the Beatles' Apple record label, it includes the hit singles "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue". Many reviewers now regard it as the band's best album. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke has referred to it as "Badfinger's power-pop apex".

Production on what became Straight Up lasted nine months, at the start of which the group made an album's worth of recordings with producer Geoff Emerick, George Harrison and Todd Rundgren. Joey also performed with George Harrison at the "Concert for Bangladesh" and on John Lennon's "Imagine" album.

With a special appearance from
Phil Solem of The Rembrandts

Best known for his Top 20 hit " Just the Way It Is, Baby"  from 1990 and the 1994 #1 smash hit Theme song from "Friends" that everyone knows called "I'll Be There For You"

Phil will join Joey and band for a special guest performance.

Sunday at 11-12:30pm: American Elm 

AMerican-ELm-Chris-Bousquet.jpgAmerican Elm is Chris Bousquet, a singer-songwriter from Connecticut. He is the former leader of the internationally acclaimed High Lonesome Plains, as well as the widely regarded Alligator Farmhouse. He has performed with such luminaries as Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Mercury Rev, Miracle Legion, John Sebastian, Asleep at the Wheel, Rhett Miller, Mark Mulcahy, The Turtles, Nathaniel Rateliff, Dry the River, J. Geils, and Susan Cowsill.

The High Lonesome Plains rose to critical acclaim between 1999 and 2006, receiving airplay and garnering critical acclaim on four continents, Americana-UK called their 2002 EP Songs For Young Lovers, “one of the year’s best.” Rolling Stone writer and Australian DJ Stuart Coupe called it "the best thang to arrive in the mail for ages." The lead track on the EP, "Brass Ring" was featured in the independent film The Box, the television show Witchblade and was included on 36,000 copies of a Magnet Magazine New Music Sampler.

In 2006 The High Lonesome Plains released a full length album entitled The River and the Sea which received glowing praise both domestically and abroad (including Belgium, The Netherlands, UK, Australia and Spain). Independisc.com selected “The River and the Sea” as their record of the year.

From 2004 to 2007 Chris toured the Northeast as part of the “Times Three Tour” with songwriters Frank Critelli and Mr. Ray Neal (Miracle Legion, Vic Chesnutt).

As American Elm, he has released several E.P.s (“Ulmus Americana” in 2008, “alonesomenoise” in 2014”) and a single “Empty Island Houses (2014). American Elm’s latest is an EP called “Into the Light Within,” released in July of 2015.

 
TomPetty-band.jpgSunday at 1-2:30pm: Wicked Petty: a tribute to Tom Petty
 
to perform Tom Petty tribute at Spring Fest by covering the entire classic album Full Moon Fever including hits “Free Falling” “I Won’t Back Down” and “Running Down A Dream.”

Friday – Mainstage
5:00 - 6:00 Roger Walsh
6:00 – 8:00 Hit Play
8:00 – 10:00 John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Friday – Demo
5:00 – 7:00 Justin Harris
7:00 – 8:00 Keifers Martial Arts Demonstration
8:00 – 10:00Fire Gypsy Production - Fire Show

Saturday – Mainstage
11:30 – 1:30 Rapunzel & Flynn - Meet & Great/Sing-a-long
2:00 – 2:30 Paige Z
3:00 – 4:00
4:30 – 5:30 The Whole Façade
6:00 – 8:00 The Remenisents
8:30 – 10:30 Badfinger featuring Joey Molland with special guest Phil Solem of the Rembrandts

Saturday – Demo
12:00 – 4:00 “Mr. ViNNY the Bubble Guy” & “Miracle Fish Puppets”
6:00 – 7:00 Premier Entertainment Country Line Dancers
7:00 – 8:00 Keifers Martial Arts Demonstration
8:00 – 10:00 Fire Gypsy Production - Fire Show

Saturday – Roving
1:00 – 5:00Amy the Mime

Saturday – Classic Car Show
11:00 – 3:00 Cruisin' Bruce Palmer

Sunday – Mainstage
11:00 – 12:30 American Elm
1:00 – 2:30 Wicked Petty
3:00 – 5:00 Bella the Clown

Sunday - Demo
12:00 – 2:00 Little Mermaid & Wayfinder -  Meet & Great/Sing-a-long
2:00 – 5:00 “Mr. ViNNY the Bubble Guy” & “Miracle Fish Puppets”

Sunday – Roving
1:00 – 5:00 Amy the Mime
1:00 – 2:00 “Mr. ViNNY the Bubble Guy” & “Miracle Fish Puppets”
1:00 – 2:00 Bella the Clown

Sunday – Classic Car Show
11:00 – 3:00 The Doc and personalities from 102.3FM The Wolf