Eat More Kale Festival Sat. 6/25: Gang of Thieves; Dwight & Nicole; Kat Wright; Steady Betty; The Aerolites, Binger, and More!

This Saturday, June 25: The Eat More Kale Festival, a project of Justin Hoy (Halogen/Northeast Music Production), Bo Muller-Moore (Founder of Eat More Kale.com) and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. It's a family friendly festival geared toward Vermont’s love of 'farm fresh,' music, and the arts! Who: Eat More Kale Festival What: A community festival for families, renewable enthusiasts, and music lovers. Where: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks located at 1168 County Rd. East Montpelier, VT When: Saturday, June, 25th from 10:00am - 11:30pm

Music Schedule & Line-Up

10:15pm-11:30pm - Gang of Thieves 9:30pm-10:15pm - Dwight & Nicole 8:30pm-9:30pm - Kat Wright & Indomitable SB 7:15pm-8:15pm Steady Betty 6:45pm-7:15pm - New Nile Orchestra 6:00pm-6:45pm - Hayley Jane & The Primates 5:30pm-6:00pm - Brickdrop 4:00pm-4:30pm - Aaron Flinn 4:45pm-5:30pm - Afri-VT 3:00pm-3:45pm - The Aerolites 2:30pm-3:00pm - Mothership-SoulBrotha 2:00pm-2:30pm - Binger 1:30pm-2:00pm - American String Circus 1:00pm-1:30pm - Casio Bastard 12:30pm-1:00pm - Boomslang 12:00pm-12:30pm - Lake Superior 11:30am-12:00pm - Rick Norcross 11:00am-11:30am - TBA 10:30am-11:00am - Some Hollow

The festival runs from 10:30am-11:30pm and is stacked with children's activities, great vendors, and amazing workshops, perfect for the Vermont community. Starting with the musical line-up, for the price, you will not be able to attend a festival with so much talent for as inexpensively as the EMKfest team has developed. In addition to Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Gang of Thieves, Dwight & Nicole (Just off a tremendous BDJF performance), Hayley Jane & The Primates, and Steady Betty, some of Vermont's other favorites like The Aerolites, Binger, Lake Superior, Afri-VT, New Nile Orchestra, and Aaron Flinn will appear on one of the 2 stages with sound provided by Vermont Sound and Light & MadTech Sound, stages by Vermont Family Festivals, and Lighting by Dubtek Productions.

Workshops & Children's activities will be presented between 12pm and 5pm and will feature topics sure to be of interest to a wide variety of tastes.

Children's Activities

Kids Tent by Vermont Soap Company (until 6pm) The Big Blue Trunk (11am-5pm) Sun Common's Solar Powered Bounce House (10:30am-4pm) New England Center for Circus Arts Juggling Workshop Goat Cheese & Milking Demo (2-4pm) Kids Fiber Arts: Making Yarn from Sheep, Bunnies, & Goats Fleece Workshops (11am - 5pm) Peace Love Hoop VT - Hoola Hooping Fun (11am-5pm) Making Musical Instruments from Recycled Items (11am-5pm)

Workshops

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism Holy Honegars (1-1:30pm) The Many Wonders of Calendula (2-2:30pm) Kale: The Biochemistry Behind this Vermont Superfood (3-3:30pm) Solar 101: Going Solar at Home or joining at VT Community Solar Array Designing Abundance: Audio Booth - Recording Stories of Vermont's Permiculture Vermont Community Garden: Gardening with Kids(4:30pm-5pm) Kale Pesto Cooking Demo

Bonfire after 7pm

Vendors

Laurie’s All Natural Products Pampered Chef Vermont Herb Center LilLa Rose Peace Love Hoop VT Thirty-One Gifts Vermont Jewelry Creations By Lisa Mediterranean Mix Body Charge Therapeutic Massage Keep it Simple Kombucha The Wholly Kale! Raw juice Bar Hooker Mountain Farm VT Switchel Eat More Kale.com Nama Farm Red Moon Artisans Red Jax AmeriCorps VISTA Handknits by Catie Vermont Kale Chips Curly Girl Pops AroMed Aromatherapy Vermont Community Garden Splice Cream Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen Mach's Brick Oven Pizza Vermont Soap Company Morse Farm Maple Cremes and Maple Kettle Corn

Gang of ThievesGang of Thieves

Burlington, Vermont based Gang of Thieves have been touring non stop up and down the east coast, playing an exciting new breed of funky rock and roll for audiences of all ages.

High energy and a good time is the hallmark of these Green Mountain rockers. “Funk-injected rock….a band whose sound brings to mind artists like Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin.” (Donna Walker, Greenville online)  The key to the Gangs universal appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness that inspires and encourages positivity.

http://www.thegangofthieves.com

https://www.facebook.com/GangofThieves/

https://twitter.com/gangofthieves

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkibuxqvYII

Nicole Nelson & Dwight RitcherDwight & Nicole

Nicole Nelson and Dwight Ritcher make up the critically acclaimed, American indie-soul/blues band DWIGHT & NICOLE. Recipients of the 2016 Band of The Year award from the New England Music Awards, and the Boston Music Award's Female Vocalist of the Year. Their single “I Need Love” was named one of the Songs of the Year by the Boston Herald and Nicole, coined “The Voice of Vermont” in a cover story printed in the Burlington Free Press. These accolades followed the release of Nelson's haunting version of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah,” which became a nationwide hit at #24 on the iTunes pop charts. Last year ended on a high note with a string of sold-out concerts up and down the East Coast, and more nominations: Vocalist of the Year and Best in State.

http://dwightandnicole.com

https://www.facebook.com/dwightandnicole

https://twitter.com/dwightandnicole

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Kat Wright

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band

Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass. Confident, cool and, well… indomitable.

http://www.katwrightsoulband.com

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Steady Betty

Steady Betty showcases Vermont-based lady musicians thats known for shows that draw dance-happy capacity crowds and enthusiasm from local press: “a stellar group of Vermont musicians ...cool rocksteady tunes” (Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press); “Steady Betty... are quickly rising among the ranks of my favorite local acts” (Dan Bolles, 7Days).

http://www.steadybettyvt.com

https://www.facebook.com/steadybettyvt/

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New Nile Orchestra

Ethiopian singer/dancer Kiflu Kidane and his band New Nile Orchestra have been performing their high energy brand of world music for more than 20 years across New England. The infectious rhythms from the band combined with Kidane’s remarkable dancing and singing inspire even the most committed wall flower to get up and dance.

http://newnileorchestra.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz7IzBwhxxs

 

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a rich, genre-bending sound with a tantalizing live performance. Winners of the New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana act of the year, The Primates have created a serious buzz in the music world.  Their music draws inspiration from many styles including early rock and pop; old musical theater; folkadelic, bluegrass and country; along with blues, soul and reggae.

http://hayleyjaneandtheprimates.com/

https://twitter.com/hjntheprimates

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Brickdrop

Brickdrop is high impact blast of up-tempo dance, funk, jazz, r&b with a rock attitude. The music weaves between moments of intricate syncopated melodies, and free flowing fusion grooves reminiscent of the 70's Herbie Hancock era. It is an equal blend of intentional design and spontaneous artistic creation. Whether you like to party, or listen the music is sure to hit you like a brick.

http://brickdrop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/brickdrop/timeline

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Aaron Flinn

Elements of folk, indie rock and classic country combine with powerful vocals, poetic lyrics and finger-picking guitar. An eclectic group of americana and rock songs, with an emphasis on lyrical substance and performance from the soul. Aaron began playing and writing in high school. He won numerous competitions in performance and writing throughout his time at UVM and Berklee College of Music (where he graduated Magna Cum Laude - for what it's worth). He has gone onto release an impressive body of original work, all the while touring such hallowed venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Great American Music Hall and many House of Blues and working with the likes of The Samples, Gov't Mule, Joe Bonamassa, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Don McLean and Tragically Hip to name but a few.

http://www.aaronflinn.com/index.php

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Afri-VT

Afri-Vt is a smoking hot celebration of music from the African diaspora. The group was created and is lead by Vermont's original drum and dance D'moja drummer, William Noel and master drummer Thoikho Diagne from Senegal, Africa. Afri-Vt embodies traditional West African rythyms and songs from the diaspora . The group features international musicians from around the world as well as some of Vermont's best musicians. Afri-Vt showcases a variety of instruments including the djembe, dun dun, sangban, kenkeni, keyboards, ballaphone, drum set, congas, kora, electric bass guitar and more african percussion.

https://www.facebook.com/AfriVt/?fref=photo

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The Aerolites

The Aerolites are a five piece band based out of beautiful Vermont, USA. Their music is a blend of Rock, Folk, Americana, and Funk.  Easy to listen to, and aimed at performing and having fun.

http://www.theaerolites.com

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Binger

Based out of Burlington, Vermont, Binger create a unique sound using the diverse musical soundscape of their collective influences. Elusively shedding any genre that manages to stick to them (often within the same song), Binger combine elements of progressive psychedelia with the deep grooves of hip-hop to create a style that gracefully skirts the line between delightful and perplexing; inventing a sound that reels you in, and keeps you there, with a cohesive yet eclectic energy.

https://www.facebook.com/Binger01/?fref=photo

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American String Circus

American String Circus is a student band from St. Lawrence University, offering a beautiful harmony of string instruments coming together to make extraordinary music.

https://www.facebook.com/americanstringcircus/

https://twitter.com/astringcircus

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Casio Bastard

Casio Bastard is a Funk | Fusion | Space group They have performed at several festivals including 2010, 2011 & 2013′s Heavyfest at the Magic Hat Artifactory, Manifestivus 2014, and more. Casio Bastard has performed with a number of well established groups including The Budos Band, The Breakfast, Kung Fu, Heloise & The Savior Faire, Rustic Overtones, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Hamadryad & Common.

http://www.reverbnation.com/casiobastard

https://www.facebook.com/casiobastard/?fref=photo

https://twitter.com/casiobastard

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Boomslang

Boomslang is a Montpelier, Vermont, based hip hop duo comprised of Producer JL and MC Sed One. Deep, atmospheric, high-tempo beats and fiery, poetic, rapid-fire lyrics combine to form an underground sound that is positive, unique and highly danceable.

https://www.facebook.com/boomslangvt/

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Lake Superior

Named after the lake that doesn’t give up her dead, Lake Superior is unforgiving rock and roll. Hailing from the Old Guard of American industry, Flint and Detroit, Pete and Jeff started the band after meeting in Vermont. With their longing for Detroit rock and roll, they created a sound that is all their own.

http://www.lakesuperiorband.com

https://www.facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBand/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-9pVHobe0Y

 

Rick Norcross

Rick Nocross is a Vermont country-western musician that is a part of the band Rick and the Ramblers. Rick has recently been awarded the Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Song of the Year honors at the 19th annual Will Rogers Awards ceremony in Dallas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gAeNA4DAnA

 

Some Hollow

Some Hollow is a duo from Vermont featuring singer/songwriter, Jason Lee, and percussionist, Josh Morse.

https://www.reverbnation.com/somehollow

https://www.facebook.com/somehollow/

https://twitter.com/reverbnation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfTwP82X110

 

 

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