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  • Entertainment Friday June 17th 2022

  • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. ~ Opening Celebration featuring The Ct Governors Foot Guard and the Raising of the Festival Flag

  • 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. ~ Branford High School Choir, directed by Mike Martone Jr.

  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ~ Anchor

    Anchor is an Alternative rock band from Branford, CT. Their influences range from a wide variety of genres including Jazz, Blues, Psychedelic Surf Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Jam bands, Reggae, etc. Since forming in 2018 they have written and performed countless original songs at venues all around CT. In summer of 2020 they released their debut album “Chasing Smiles” which included 8 original songs. The Band took a short hiatus in August 2021 while a couple of their members were studying and playing music at UVM but now they’re back together for the summer writing and performing a mix of new and old songs!

    Members include: Sawyer Bouley (Guitar and Vocals), Taite Hodson (Bass and Vocals), Mateo Noble (Guitar), Yann Calderwood (Keys and Saxophone), and Owen Calderwood (Drums).

    What the band has been up to over the past year:
    Sawyer and Yann have been studying and playing music together at UVM in their group Comatose kids. Sawyer is pursuing a double major in Music Tech and Business and Psychology and Yann is pursuing a major in Biochemistry. Owen finished up his senior year and graduated from Branford High School, he will be studying mechanical engineering at UVM in the fall. Mateo has been working on multiple personal projects and preparing to sail around the world with his father. Taite has been working as a chef, writing and recording solo music, and traveling.

  • 8:45 – 11:00 p.m. ~ 70’s Rock and Roll Show

    When you mix together some of the best players in New York with a love of great 70’s rock music, the end result is 70’S ROCK & ROLL ROADSHOW, a band whose goal is to take you back to the greatest moments of your past through song…nostalgia, pure and simple. Where were you when you first heard “Joy to the World” or “Maggie May”? What were you doing when “Blinded By the Light” was blasting on your radio? Who were you hanging out with when “Rebel Rebel” or “Fame” were big on the charts? Who were you dating when “Smoke on the Water” or “Hollywood Nights” was cranked on your quadraphonic stereo or 8-track player?
    70’S ROCK & ROLL ROADSHOW will take you year by year through the sights and sounds of that most incredible era of FM radio….the 70’S!
    Break out your bell bottoms and your platform shoes, and enlist in the 70’s rock revolution! Then travel with 70’S ROCK & ROLL ROADSHOW for a blast into your glorious past!

  • Saturday “BackStage” June 18th

  • 9 a.m Center Stage Dance Academy
    9:30 a.m. Branford Early Learning Center
    10 a.m. Dance Unlimited
    10:50 a.m. WIS 5th Grade Choir Performance
    11:10 a.m. Selections from Seussical (WIS Performing Arts)
    11:30 a.m. Shoreline Theatre Company
    12:15 p.m. Studio ONE
    1 p.m. Legacy Theater
    1:45 p.m. ATWDF Band

  • Saturday ~ June 18th 2022

  • 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. ~ Mick Louis

    Mick Louis is an American Country Music artist from Branford, Connecticut. Mick was born in February of 1998, and grew up listening to southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38. Special and The Allman Brothers band, as well as many influential country singers of today such as Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. At age 10, Mick learned how to play guitar, and began singing and writing songs at age 12. Now based in Middletown, CT Mick and his band are making a name for themselves as “The Mick Louis Band” playing every bar, festival and campground in the north east that they can get their boots in. This special Festival Performance will feature Mick along with his lead guitar player Jason Werner rocking the stage! Check out his music here Check out his Youtube page here!

  • 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. ~ Father of the Year

  • 6:00 -7:00pm ~ “Spellbound”

    Spellbound Band is the super musically and vocally dynamic 4 and 5 piece band, that features Ct Star Vocalist
    Heatherlea Gelineau.. Heatherlea is a vocal impressionist and Instructor, and has gained notoriety for her spot on impressions of legendary voices, such as Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Karen Carpenter to name just a few. Combined with her duo partner, Well known Ct Guitarist and Vocalist, the great Michael Savino, the ever amazing Patrick Bresnahan on Bass and vocals and Branford native Dean Christiano of well known local bands such as Hitlist and Steamroller on drums!
    Spellbound Band is truly “Enchanting”!

  • 7:15 – 7:30 p.m. ~ Sponsor Announcements, Festival Committee Introductions

  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ~ “Start Me Up”

    Best of the Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Tom Petty and more!
    START ME UP is a true blue Rock n Roll band based in the style of music of the Rolling Stones and Black Crowes .
    Its members include local rockers who have been on the music scene forever and known to all.
    Travis Moody- Guitar
    Tony Nuzzo,- bass
    Steve Vergati _ guitar
    Joe Dendas _ drums
    Sal Nunz – vocals
    Special guest _ Jen D’Angora – vocals

    Be prepared for an high energy show, complete with all the things that make rock n roll so fun!!!

  • 9:00 to 11:00 Almost Queen

    THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

  • Sunday ~ June 19th 2022

  • 9:45am New Earlier Roadrace Start Time!

  • 38th Annual Branford Road Race ~ click here for details_

  • 11:30 The Branford Road Race Awards Ceremony

  • Look for our Brand New Food Tent Stage! Music from 12:00 to 3:00

  • “Hatfield”

    CT-native artist Hatfield discovered his love of performing as a teenager drumming for rock bands. Years later, he gravitated to the steel strings and microphone as a solo singer/songwriter. His performances over the last decade have taken him around the Northeast and beyond, with a style that is centered on his hard rock roots. Soul scraping vocals characterize Hatfield’s sound, with his dynamic and percussive guitar work shaping the rhythm. Songs like “Copin Ways” delve into a tale of hardship over bluesy thumping rock n’ roll, while tunes like “Fate Comes Easy” surround the listener in a delicate resonance under unflinchingly candid lyrics. Both gritty and emotional, his music embraces the notion that life is a beautifully unscripted cycle of triumph and struggle, necessary in forming one’s identity.