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Springfield Jam Fest
September 7 @ 3:00 pm - September 8 @ 2:00 am EDT
Experience a local music festival unlike any other. The 3rd Annual Springfield Jam Fest is being held on Saturday, September 7th from 12 pm -11 pm, on the Plaza at MGM Springfield. THE ALL-DAY FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature a variety of local and regional artists. Band lineup for this year includes Fran Cosmo: former lead singer of BOSTON, Bronze Radio Return, Darik and the Funbags, LuxDeluxe, The Equalites, Malado!, Floyd Patterson Band, DJ Anomaly, Juice the DJ, and Dr.Westchesterson. Specialty vendors like Simply Grace, Spin that Records, and more will be onsite selling a variety of goods. Event goers can enjoy food trucks out on the Armory plaza as well as beer and beverages. Join us and some of the biggest local bands to help us #RocktheStigma and raise money for NAMI of Western Mass and Nicebox.
2019 BAND LINEUP
Former lead singer of BOSTON
Fran Cosmo exploded onto the rock scene when he took over for Brad Delp as the lead singer for the Legendary group BOSTON in 1992. Fran was featured as the lead vocalist on the “Walk On” Album which sold over a million copies worldwide. Certified Platinum in America and certified Platinum in Canada.
Fran’s Lead vocals was also featured on four of the songs off the “Corporate America” Album and both of BOSTON’S Greatest Hits. More info here.
|BRONZE RADIO RETURN
Racking up nearly 70 million streams on Spotify, and with songs such as “Light Me Up,” “Further On,” and “Shake, Shake, Shake,” they have impressively notched nearly 100 high-profile placements ranging from the 2014 film St. Vincent, to commercials for Nissan and Starbucks, to numerous television shows. Along the way, their hyper-charged and hypnotic stage presence has turned bystanders into believers at festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout, and Firefly. More info on them here.
A quintet whose members have been playing together about a quarter of their lives, LuxDeluxe steeps their music in classic rock waters and then adds a modern touch to create a near-perfect sound for just about anyone with ears. The Northampton based band makes catchy, straight-ahead rock’n’roll (with an emphasis on the roll) influenced by the likes of Wilco, The Rolling Stones, and most notably, the cult-favorite band NRBQ. More info here.
|DARIK AND THE FUNBAGS
Darik and the Funbags started playing Connecticut in 1997 and have since grown their territory, spanning gigs up and down the eastern seaboard. They boast national exposure being featured on VH-1’s Cover Wars and is one of the few cover bands to get it’s name on New Havens “Legendary Toads Place” Wall of Fame. Bringing their style of FUN and the highest energy show around has made Darik and the Funbags New Englands number one party band.
THE EQUALITES are a staple in the pioneer valley reggae scene, the band has been performing in the region for over 25 years!In that time the band has had many different steady members, and the current incarnation has been together for going on 5 years and has a sound that moves people to the dance floor n more. With four part harmonies and excellent songwriting, sizziling guitar work, deep percussion, and a deep pocket of bass n drums… this is truly ‘a great band with killer reggae groove’. The music is at once reggae, roots music, blue beat, has jazz sensibilities, and much more!
Malado’s music style stems from the roots of gospel, R&B, Hiphop, Neo-soul, Jazz, and more. Every member of the band can play drums and keys. Malado has won two Battle of the Bands at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. They have played along side the like of, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, All Time Low, and more. Malado continues to strive to give a good performance at any show no matter the venue. Having made a significant run on VH1’s new show, “Make A Band Famous” earning Top 3 honors out of 2400 bands entered, Malado! plans to take the momentum and release new music and more shows. More info here.
|FLOYD PATTERSON BAND
Floyd Patterson and his band certainly know how to get the crowd going. A local favorite, Floyd Patterson has been playing at every kind of venue you can think of in Western Mass. Playing your favorite Motown hits to Bruno Mars we guarantee you’ll be on your feet dancing by the end of his performance. More info here.
A freaktastic blend of hip hop, dance, disco, rock, funk and electronica featuring nothing but the dopest lyrics, the fattest beats and the illest hooks. Music best served with a heaping chamberful of the stankiest of stankys, the dankiest of dankys and the hankiest of pankys. Tune in and get with it cuz’ the Dr. is making housecalls, he’s got you in his crosshairs and he ain’t takin’ no for an answer.
|JUICE THE DJ
Mobile DJ out of Springfield, Massachusetts in the City of Homes, as well as the Basketball Hall of Fame. One event after another it all rolled into place and the name was revealed! Word of mouth has been Dj Juice is spinning LOUDEST OF MUSIC & BEATS in the City for the art, love, and passion of music therefore it made starting an entertainment business a no brainer.
DJ Anomaly has held the title of, “Official Sound of UMass Athletics” since 2016. He’s provided value and services at at a wide variety of places in Western Mass.