Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Prescott Park Arts Festival's 2017 Line Up is Crazy

I've been a huge fan of Prescott Park's live music line up for a few years now. It's live music from insanely great nationally touring bands in a beautiful waterfront park for next to nothing. Seriously, since it's a public park they technically can't charge an entrance fee, so instead they charge a $8-$10 "suggested donation." Trust me, though. You're going to be more than happy paying the suggested donation since it's usually a fraction of the band's normal ticket price and you'll want them to keep putting these on. I make the extra long trip whenever I can since I enjoy the venue more than some Boston theaters, and I've seen a few artists that tend to charge more than I like paying here for $10. Usually there are a handful of If It's Too Loud... approved bands every year, with the majority of the artists being more suited to our parents. This year though... wow. Here is a small selection of bands I think our readers will be excited for:

June 18: Lake Street Dive
June 21: Kurt Vile
June 27: Yonder Mountain String Band
June 28: Iron & Wine
June 30: Aimee Mann
July 5: Langhorne Slim
July 7: Deer Tick
July 9: Pokey LaFarge
July 23: Conor Oberst (possibly with Hop Along!)
July 28: New Pornographers
August 2: Nikki Lane

Plus, there are more to be announced mid-June (I have one guess that seems to have a few openings in their schedule while in the general area...)! You're getting some insanely beloved bands for next to nothing, and supporting an arts festival at the same time. It's a great way to indoctrinate your kids into live music (besides the local marching band playing at your town gazebo) without paying huge ticket prices for them to potentially have a meltdown. Just do us all a favor and leave the booze at home. They have a small but absurdly vocal group of neighbors trying to end the festival, and they're trying to use any reason they can.

You can find out all the upcoming artists playing the Prescott Park Arts Festival at their website. It's a guaranteed great time for a bargain price.

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