Glastonbury's Riverfront Music Festival acts announced
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Fri., May. 10, 2013
The Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department have announced the lineup for this year's Riverfront Music Festival.
On July 10, Shaded Soul will return to the Glastonbury stage and kick off the series. The high-energy band was established in 1985 by keyboard player Renee Prescott and brings unique vocal stylings, a hot rhythm section and “funkified” guitars and horns. Shaded Soul promises a mix of R & B, Motown, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, swing, rock, pop, disco and top 40 that will have something for everyone.
Shaded Soul has opened for the Four Tops, Howie Mandel, Three Dog Night and Sister Sledge. The band is also active in the community, having done benefit work and charity work with organizations including Hartford Riverfront Recapture, Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the American Cancer Society.
Eaglemania, which bills itself as “by far, the world's greatest Eagles tribute band,” plays on July 17. Formed in 2010, Eaglemania has been selling out events on the east coast ever since. The band plays the biggest hits of the Eagles, as well as those by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh. The July 17 concert will also feature the Classic Car Show.
Uppercut will perform the July 24 show. The band's website describes the 10-piece band as “the ultimate horn-powered band.” Uppercut plays the best of Tower Of Power, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire and more.
Few bands have a history as long as the festival's closing act, The 102nd Army Band, which dates back to 1921. Based in Rockville, the 102nd is lead by Commander WO1 Christopher Baillargeon and 1SG Robert Green. The 30-piece unit will perform Americana and will also break into sub-groups to play jazz, rock and brass quintet selections.
“I think it's really a good series we have lined up,” said Chamber President Mary Ellen Dombrowski. “There's something for everyone, and people always have fun no matter what.”
For all of the concert nights, free parking and shuttle service will be available from 200 Glastonbury Blvd. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the events through the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, including links on the Chamber's website and electronic newsletter.
For more information, visit www.glastonburychamber.com.