NORWICH – You don’t have to travel far for some great, free musical entertainment, especially if you make plans to attend this year’s 14th Annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7.
The musical lineup is complete and includes a stunning mix of folk, jazz, bluegrass, a cappella, rock n’ roll, blues, and acoustical singer-songwriters in a free outdoor festival located in East and West Parks in downtown Norwich. The lineup of performers gracing the NBT Main Stage includes:
10 a.m. Ron Palmer & Mark Sherwood
11 a.m. Maura Kennedy (solo)
11:30 a.m.Pete Kennedy (solo)
Noon The Kennedys
1 p.m. Ellis Paul
2 p.m. Leni Stern & “The African Project”
3:30 p.m. Dennis Gruenling & Steve Guyger with “The Little Walter Tribute”
5 p.m. Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
11 a.m. Gospel Show with various performers
Noon Brooks Williams
1 p.m. The Kennedys
2 p.m. Vance Gilbert
3 p.m. The Angel Band
4 p.m. Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
The lineup of musicians is arranged by Ken Millet, owner of the well-renown Night Eagle Café located at 200 State Street in Binghamton. The caliber of performers at this year’s Colorscape is truly impressive, and you get to see them all for free.
Returning to Colorscape for the fifth year, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams brings music that can “heal what ails ya.” They fumble onto stage, talk freely to the audience as if they knew you forever, tell you their names (“just so you know who’s playin’ for ya”) and then proceed to take you away. The music is simple and relatively straight forward, very familiar yet strangely unique and transporting. These good thieves steal freely from the music they love, all kinds of music.