Midsummer's Blues & Comedy Fest

July 9th

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Kelly macfarland

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Kelly was first runner up in the Boston Comedy Festival and voted Best of the Fest at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.  She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Comedy Stage at Boston Calling Music Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival – National Comedy Center and has been a featured headliner for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival since inception. Kelly has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel, The Today Show, The View, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE. Kelly won 1st place in the professional category of the 2016 Ladies of Laughter. 

Mark Riley

Mark Riley was born and raised in Boston and is one of the most-booked comedians in New England. His high energy and unique perspective on everyday situations combined with his sharp observational humor keeps audiences in stitches. Mark has starred in commercials, andco-authored the movie script “Penalty Box” based on his life in pro hockey. He is currently publishing his first book and has many television appearances including NESN and Dirty Water TV. And to further impress you, he was a finalist in the 2016 Boston Comedy Festival.

PEte Costello

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Pete Costello is one of Boston's classic comedic performers. During the last ten years Pete's experience consists of college campuses, comedy and night clubs, fundraiser events, organization performances, and numerous acts throughout the country. Pete's material appeals to both young and old and he associates humor with everyday occurrences.  Whether it happens in his own life experience or that of others, Pete has a creative mind and the talent to create humor in any situation.

Veronica lewis

Veronica Lewis, is a teenage prodigy, piano player, singer & prolific songwriter who is ”changing the game and upping the ante”, says American Blues Scene.  With the release of her critically acclaimed, Chart-topping, debut album “You Ain’t Unlucky”, 18-year-old Veronica Lewis, is poised to bring new generations back under that big old revival tent that is Blues and Roots rock and roll.  A mesmerizing live performer with serious piano chops, soaring vocals, and trailblazing original songs, Veronica gives her audience “every last drop, every single time”.   

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keri Anderson
& the big funk it band

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Keri Anderson, aka, “Little Sugar” has a broad range of musical styles, some of them include R&B, funk, jazz and blues. Keri has been singing since she was five years old in church and then later moved to Chicago to study Fine Art and found herself studying the blues scene. Keri has assembled and performed in many Worcester and local blues and funk bands such as, Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful, Sugar and The CaneBreakers, Keri Anderson and The Big Lonesome, Whalebone Farmhouse and The Ayahuasca Blues Project. It was in this band where she met Clay Brown, guitarist and they have been performing in different blues funk and soul groups around the New England area. The Big Funk It band players for the evening include,  Clay Brown, Mike Lynch,  Rich Stannard  and Brian Rost.

Troy Gonyea

A former member of  The Fabulous Thunderbirds and  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Booker T. Jones's band (where he was part of a guitar-duo with Marc Ford), Troy Gonyea is a distinguished and respected Blues guitarist and general maniac.  

"Troy Gonyea is one of the mostpowerful and versatile artists on the contemporary scene."


- The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance

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livestock

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Livestock is an authentic bluegrass band based in Sturbridge, MA playing old classics and originals. With a stand-up bass, dobro, fiddles, guitar, and fantastic harmonies, this music will transport you to another time and place.

Food Trucks:

Pup's Wood Fired Pizza
Holm Cookin'
The Traveling Clambox
Uncle Joey's Cannoli
Kettle & Pine Kettle Corn