The Jess Carson Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with The Metropolitan again this year for another exciting fundraiser benefiting critically ill and terminally ill children and their families. A music extravaganza, this event will feature some of the area’s most talented bands and singer-songwriters playing everything from funk to jazz, bluegrass to reggae, folk and back. Starting at noon and going until 11:00 pm, JessFest will be held on the second floor and the upstairs rooftop for a music lover’s delight. (Third floor rooftop acoustic acts from noon to 4:00 pm this year.)
This year, JessFest Annapolis 2014 will proudly feature:
Shawn Owen Band (S.O.B.)
Lily and the Pearl
The Glass House Orchestra
Jenn, Larry, & Lumpy
. . . and special guests
If you can, please join us at the Metropolitan on Saturday October 4, for JessFest Annapolis. This family-friendly event has something for everyone! 100% of ticket sales and a generous portion of food and beverage sales will be donated to The Jess Carson Foundation, so COME HUNGRY and THIRSTY, and BRING ALL YOUR FRIENDS! JessFest wristbands will allow easy reentry throughout the day. Thank you for supporting our mission and JessFest Annapolis, a celebration of music and of the Annapolitan community that Jess loved so much.
Past Beneficiaries Include:
ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER (AAMC)—Annapolis, MD
HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE—Annapolis, MD
MOUNT WASHINGTON PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL—Baltimore, MD
SPECIAL LOVE, Inc.—Winchester, VA
CAMP SUNRISE—White Hall, MD
THE CHILDREN’S ROOM—Arlington, MA
For more information and updates, visit our fan page on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/JessFestAnnapolis, and follow us on Twitter, @jcf_annapolis.
NOTE: This is a seated show with table service. $35 Dinner/Show package (appetizer, choice of entree, wine, beer or rail drink, show ticket) available under "Additional Ticket Pricing" in shopping basket.
Here's the quick version: Eric plays the piano while Elizabeth paints on stage. The paintings are then sold at every concert to the highest bidder. They're married. They're from New London, CT. They've released 3 albums, the most recent of which was "Death Anxiety" in 2013. They invented the world's first "MP" (short for "mini play"). They're full time musicians working on a DIY level. They're trying very hard to be your favorite band. - See more at Pocket Vinyl.
Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers John and Mike Johnson. They started the project in 2009 in rural Harwinton, Connecticut, and the next year moved to Boston, MA to study at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, the Johnson brothers started playing their songs with several of their closest friends, and these friends very quickly transformed into what is now the Midnight Snack.
The band now consists of John Johnson on vocals and keyboards, Michael Johnson on guitar and synths, Peter Brownlee on bass, Zack Kardon on guitar, Zoe Gelinas on vocals and glockenspiel, Katie Richter on vocals and trumpet, and Jacob Burnstein on drums. Their sound is a blend of old-school psychedelic rock and funk with new-school art rock. Their goal is to spread love and positivity with addictive recordings and powerful live performances.
Annapolis native Sarah Fridrich's musical exploration led her to find kindred spirits in Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, and Ani Difranco (as songwriter-singers), as well as Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, and Thelonius Monk (as rhythmically-inclined piano players). But, her passion for avant-garde, arty pop can be attributed to exposure to the odd rhythms and slanted harmonies of Phillip Glass, Olivier Messiaen, and Steve Reich, as well as many other 20th century composers she studied in music school.
Saturday October 18
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Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock, Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar. The band released their debut EP ‘Quiet Light’ in 2013 in the midst of a touring run that saw them opening for Band of Horses and 2013 festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014 the band was invited to perform on the David Letterman Show, where they performed standout track “Beggar’s Guild.” Their debut full-length, “In Tongues,” recorded in Athens, Georgia and in their home studio in Deland, Florida with producer Doug Boehm, will be out August 19. The band will be touring supporting the new album, including stops at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.
Roadkill Ghost Choir Website
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The JessFest Annapolis - Presented by The Jess Carson Foundation
The JessFest Annapolis 2014
Pocket Vinyl, Midnight Snack, Sarah Fridrich
Daniel & the Lion, Pressing Strings, Loose Ties
Daniel and the Lion, Pressing Strings, Loose Ties
Roadkill Ghost Choir w/Henry Toland