Phx Vegan Fest Rocks

3 Stages.  2 Days.  20+ Musical Acts.

Saturday, February 23rd

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MAIN STAGE

11-12 pm: True Flavor Blues

True Flavor Blues is a five-piece band of accomplished musicians that plays vintage blues and jazz. 

http://www.facebook.com/trueflavorblues

12:30-1:30 pm: House of Stairs

Since summer 2014, House of Stairs have been careening through genres to discover their own metric trip hop in Phoenix, AZ. Inspired by the illusionary MC Escher, House of Stairs dissects harmony, rhythm and poetry to weave intense, deceptive and and often vulnerable aural tapestries. Phoenix New Times notes them as “One of the Hardest Working Bands in Phoenix,” relating their sound to “the ambient textures of Kid A-era Radiohead, while Pyle’s vocals most evoke Beth Gibbons of Portishead.” Although they’re most often found frequenting every corner of Phoenix, they sometimes tour neighboring Southwest states.

2-3:15p: Robby Roberson Band

The Robby Roberson Band delivers original musical stories of fact, fiction, joy, and sorrow, which are all set against a backdrop of the various instruments that are played with skill and passion. Robby’s songwriting and vocal style create an organic acoustic music flavor that is enhanced by diverse and dynamic rhythms and grooves. The Band include: Robby lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo, and harmonicas; Arlienne Scofield: vocals and percussion; Eddie Garnero: electric and acoustic bass, vocals; and Jimmy Banister: drums, percussion, and vocals.

http://robbyroberson.com/

3:45-5 pm: The Haymarket Squares

The Haymarket Squares combine traditional bluegrass instruments and harmonies with the energy, humor and politics of punk rock. Their unique brand of punkgrass has earned the band a following among folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody.

Known for their long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, jaw-dropping musicianship, and broad smiles. Who knew changing the world (or at least singing about it) could be so much fun?

http://www.haymarketsquares.com/

https://www.facebook.com/haymarketsquares

Instagram @haymarketsquares

ACOUSTIC STAGE

11-12 pm: Jonny Falasco

Jonny Falasco is a soulful, jazzy singing dude. Aside from being behind a drumset or a 6 stringed guitar, you can also find him behind a sound board in theaters and jazz clubs across town.

Instagram @jonnyfiasco

12:15-1:15 pm: Serena Nicolle

Serena is known for her standout vocals and her coffeehouse-indie- style, Serena Nicolle will captivate crowds with her original and cover songs. With comparisons to Colbie Calliat, Sia and Taylor Swift, Serena Nicolle is a talented singer/songwriter, who also plays acoustic guitar, piano and ukulele during performances.

For more information check out her
website
www.serenanicollemusic.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram or ReverbNation! Enjoy the show.

1:30-2:30 pm: 76th Street

Haley & Spencer/76TH STREET are Dynamic Singer, Songwriter, Entertainers. Engaging audiences with their stories of Strength, Independence and Love throughout the Western States, performing 100+ shows annually, they are Arizona’s #1 Indie/Pop Power Duo.

76TH STREET brings their compelling and powerful harmonies to every performance; Haley with mature vocals and
powerful keyboard, and Spencer with energetic voice and spirited guitar. Their distinct sound melds the diverse influences of Imagine Dragons and The Killers with The Civil Wars and Indigo Girls for one that is uniquely their own.

In 2018, they released the single and music video for “Close”. This upbeat, edgy track gave listeners a taste of the bold new sound from their recently released EP and brought 76TH STREET to LA, as rising artists, sharing the same stage with,with acclaimed songwriters and performers like Jason Mraz (“I Won’t Give Up”) and Priscilla Renea (“Timber”) for a “standing room only” performance.

2:45-3:45 pm: Adam Smith

Adam strives to connect with music lovers and develop his craft. His live performances conjure up the golden age of music, when singer songwriters were revered, for their poetry, vulnerability, and creativity, often using his music to inspire others to think onside the lines. Androgynous, visionary, free spirit, survivor, singer, songwriter, he is uniquely Adam Smith.

Adam is currently in the studio, working on the first EP in a series titled Found Feathers. He is also working on a full-length CD titled None of this May Apply, expected to release in early 2019.

adamsmithmusicart.com

https://www.facebook.com/adamsmithmusicart

https://www.instagram.com/adammusicart3/

 

4-5 pm: Ramsey Roberson

Ramsey Roberson are an eclectic multi-instrumentalist duo. Their music pulls from many different eras, genres and styles, but is never bound by its original source. Expect the unexpected, artfully rendered and passionately played. Their motto is “Too Many Strings, Too Little Time”

https://ramrob1.wixsite.com/ramseyroberson

KELI MEMORIAL STAGE

10:45-11:45 am: Scott Bomberg

Scott Bomberg is a long time Phoenix Musician, who despite his young age, has a very eclectic, old school sound. Inspired by rock, blues, and soul, Scott Bomberg’s solo acoustic performance brings all the energy one would expect from a rock band’s front man! Scott uses the full range of the acoustic guitar, including percussive guitar, slide guitar, and guitar solos; his voice has all the growl, grit, and emotion that’s well known in blues vocalists. You won’t want to miss this set at the Phoenix Vegan Food Festival.

Facebook and Instagram @scott bomberg

12-1 pm: Sierra Rae

Sierra Rae’s musical style can most easily be called Soulful Jazzy Folk, presented with poetic lyrics and a soulful fluid voice, inspired most deeply by Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, and her folk music familial roots. While Sierra is most well known for her first instrument, Saxophone, folk and jazz guitar closely follow. She was trained in symphonic band, jazz, and then truly found her roots in jam bands.

Her song writing is reflective of her eclectic taste in music, life and people, and her lyrical musings will gift the audience a journey – from love ballads, to inspirations from the natural world, and upbeat, inspiring songs about life, and learning to do it right. Much of Sierra’s musical work can be experienced through collaborative projects, Lighthouse on the Moon, with KRSTOS, and the band Cat and Mouse.

1:15-2:15 pm: Scotty Spenner

Scotty Spenner performes vintage blues, ragtime and jazz songs along with self-written instrumental tunes

http://www.facebook.com/scotty.spenner

2:30-3:30 pm: Wonder

A recent transplant to the valley from Seattle, Washington, Wonder is a singer-songwriter and live looping artist specializing in storytelling and performance.


Live performances fuse acoustic and electronic elements, hailing to roots both in electronic dance music and in simple guitar composition.

3:45-5 pm: Nathan Jude

Born and raised in La Plata, Argentina, Nathan performs an entertaining blend of genres including Pop, R&B, Bachata, Acoustic Rock and much more. He is known for covering pop songs in unexpected genres. Nathan’s live set combines traditional singing and instruments with live looping.

Sunday, February 24th

 

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MAIN STAGE

11-12 pm: What's the Big Idea

Arizona Local Trio “What’s The Big Idea” to perform a set of new original music. Don’t miss out!

12:30 -1:30 pm: Scarborough

Scarborough comes out of the indie-folk duo, Whitherward, and their harmony driven lead singers, Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams. After many years as a songwriting duo in Nashville, the pair decided to venture off into a project that feeds their souls with music from one of their biggest inspirations – Simon & Garfunkel. The audience response was so overwhelming that the pair continues to bring new life to these treasured songs. Here we celebrate the biggest folk duo of the century in a performance of stories behind the songs, history and music- where poetry and harmony unite.

http://scarbouroughband.com

https://www.facebook.com/scarboroughtribute/

2-3 pm: Jerusafunk

Jerusafunk is Phoenix’s first and only Klezploitation band! Conceived in 2010 by Chris Del Favero (guitar) and Jessie Demaree (clarinet), the nine-piece ensemble creates a truly unique psychedelic world funk experience by seamlessly blending traditional Klezmer with American Funk and other world music genres such as Jazz, Thai Pop, Tropicalia, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, and Afrobeat . Phoenix New Times says, “Jerusafunk is not only one of the most original bands in town, it’s one of the most fun.”


Sharing the stage with widely- known acts such as George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Ozomatli, MarchFourth Marching Band and Har Mar Superstar, Jerusafunk is carving their own path within the national Funk, Soul, and World Music scenes. Toting a wide array of world instruments, a mystifying horn section utilizing pedals, and polyglot lyricists, “One Nation Under a Groove,” transcends to “One Universe Under a Groove.” Be sure to check out Jerusafunk on Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Youtube.

http://www.jerusafunk.com/

www.facebook.com/jerusafunk

Instagram @jerusafunk

ACOUSTIC STAGE

11-12 pm: Marilyn K. Clark Silva

Marilyn will be performing her original work, “Elemental” for marimba and loop pedal. The five movements, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Pulse, use layered loop patterns to build an atmosphere that makes the audience feel like they are surrounded by the element.

Along with traditional playing methods, Marilyn uses extended techniques to create a wide variety of sounds and timbres from the marimba, such as bowing the bars, playing the resonators, blowing into the resonators, and playing on the edge of the bars with the mallet handles. The performance ranges from very virtuosic to resonant and meditative.

12:15-1:30 pm: Teresa Joy

Teresa Joy has been playing violin with her father, Guitarist Esteban, since she was in the 6th grade. She just released her second solo album and while she shares her father’s passion for music, she has gone down her own creative road. From an early age Teresa Joy was influenced by artists such as Enya. She loves to create rich layers of electronic music using the violin as her voice.

www.estebanmusic.com

Facebook and Instragram @viobrite

1:45-3 pm: Sophie Dorsten

I am so excited to come and sing for you at Vegan Festival on The Listening Room stage! I am a 16 year old singer/songwriter that has been singing my unique style of pop/baroque pop around the valley since I was 9 years old. Come enjoy some fun covers along with many of my beautiful originals.

KELI MEMORIAL STAGE

10-11 am: Black Forest Society

Black Forest Society is the creation of William Schwab, guitarist and composer . Hailing from Arizona, Black Forest Society is an eclectic mix of music with influences from all over the world. This band is a mix of folk,rock,and progressive sounds with tones of Celtic Green, and dreams of the Far East. Williams songs are enhanced by the vocal stylings, and cello arrangements of Rachel Mari Kimber.

11:15-12:15 pm: Kevin Thomas

Kevin is an acoustic guitarist whose career goes back many decades and covers a variety of genres. He started playing guitar in 1967 and has, over the years, honed a number of playing styles and techniques. Though he has quite a few originals that he likes to exhibit at the various venues he plays, he also loves to entertain his audience with covers that include Classic Rock, New Age, Folk, and Blues. His repertoire is family friendly and features songs that are suitable for ages 2 to 102. Relax, listen, and enjoy!

12:30-1:45 pm: Adam Smith

Adam strives to connect with music lovers and develop his craft. His live performances conjure up the golden age of music, when singer songwriters were revered, for their poetry, vulnerability, and creativity, often using his music to inspire others to think onside the lines. Androgynous, visionary, free spirit, survivor, singer, songwriter, he is uniquely Adam Smith.

Adam is currently in the studio, working on the first EP in a series titled Found Feathers. He is also working on a full-length CD titled None of this May Apply, expected to release in early 2019.

adamsmithmusicart.com

https://www.facebook.com/adamsmithmusicart

https://www.instagram.com/adammusicart3/

 

2-3 pm: Tindal

With influences from classic soul, rnb and hip hop, Tindal Muzic, Description the solo singer songwriter is accompanied by percussionist Noelle creating a unique sultry mix of acoustic guitar melodies in eclectic soulful arrangements.

https://www.facebook.com/tindalmuzic

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