Freedom Means Giving Back, Stars and Stripes Festival Hits High Note

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.

Stars and Stripes Concert Sets the Gold Standard for Giving Back

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.

Music to Guide Us; Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal Are Dynamic Duo

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.

Waban! Outdoor Music Festival Gonna Rock the Park

The Martha’s Vineyard Sound Festival is coming. Are you ready? On Saturday, July 12, from 3 to 9 p.m., Waban Park in Oak Bluffs will be turned into a nonstop concert venue.

Dreamland Brings on the Reggae Beat

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.

Vineyard's Got Talent, but Musicians Say Off-Island Mix Essential

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 on Sale for Rosanne Cash Benefit Concert

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.

Musical Evening at Pathways

Local musicians are highlighted as Pathways Projects Institutes offers a night of music beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at its gathering space at the Chilmark Tavern.

Rosanne Cash to Play Summer Benefit for Gay Head Light

The country music legend will come to the Vineyard this summer to play a benefit concert on July 1. Flatbread will donate the venue. Planning is still in the early stages.

Woody Pines to Rock Film Center

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society makes way for music on Thursday, Feb. 13, when Woody Pines comes to play. The band integrates sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall. And just like Mr. Guthrie, the band logs a lot of road miles, 7,800 in their van last year. Vineyarder Brad Tucker plays lead guitar and sings backup vocals.

The opening set features Jemima James and Goodnight Louise.

For tickets, visit mvfilmsociety.com or call 508-696-9369 for more information.

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