For his birthday on Monday, Phil daRosa asked for just one thing this year: a music festival. This Saturday he gets his wish, thanks largely to his hard work, as the Martha's Vineyard Sound Festival takes over Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.
Tank tops and skintight American flag apparel mixed with ties, button down shirts and khakis at the Stars and Stripes Music Festival held on Saturday night at Flatbread Company. The event raised over $100,000 for the YMCA.
This Saturday evening, the Stars and Stripes music festival to benefit the YMCA will celebrate its fourth year at Flatbread Company, featuring a lineup stacked with Neon Gold artists. Charli XCX will perform. Her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on the song Fancy is currently the top song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, her husband and guitar player, performed at Flatbread Company last night in a concert to benefit the relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse. A live auction netted $27,000. The music was priceless.
His father is the singer Chronicle, and for awhile he was Little Chronicle. But as he found his own way in the music business, he needed his own name. Enter Chronixx.,
Chronixx wrote his first song at age 5, and recorded his first single when he was 11. In April he released The Dread and the Terrible Project, and on July 3 he is bringing his reggae world to Martha’s Vineyard. Some say he is the biggest act to come out of Jamaica in decades.
Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption are playing Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Thursday at 9 p.m.
Members of the Vineyard music scene are working hard to keep the scene fresh and alive. However the financial constraints of bringing off-Island bands to the Island often make it feel like an uphill battle. But the love of the music keeps them going.
Tickets have gone on sale for a July concert featuring Rosanne Cash that will benefit the Gay Head Light relocation.
Ms. Cash, a Grammy award winning artist and the daughter of musician Johnny Cash, will appear in a July 1 concert at Flatbread Company, which donated the venue for the event, according to a press release sent this week. Actor and Vineyard resident Tony Shalhoub will auction off items throughout the evening.