July 25th was a big day in music as the Upper Valley Music Festival rolled into Turners Falls. In its 5th year, the festival is a celebration of independent music from every genre that grows in popularity with each passing year. The event is an all volunteer production which is quite remarkable given the demands of both electric and acoustic set ups in multiple venues throughout the area. MCTV was there with multiple crews to capture all the action.
A key part of the festival's mission is to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Cancer has touched many involved with the festival fostering an ongoing commitment to raise money in the fight against this insidious disease.
With over thirty acts taking the stage, artists came from as far away as Austin, Texas, New York City and Montreal, Canada to play for the excited crowd. Many local favorites like Shokazoba and Brook Batteau received rousing applause from the attendees. The festival brought an Irish flare to the festivities with the Celtic Heels Irish Dancers, Steve Brown and harpist Rosemary Caine as well as funk, rock, soul and country throughout the day.
Catch all the excitement on MCTV where we will be showcasing all the bands in various segments for streaming and viewing in our regular schedule.
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