The Life Is Good Festival is this weekend, and I’m so excited to attend both days! This is a one of a kind fest, that’s truly one of the most special musical events I’ve attended. ALL proceeds go to help children in need, through the Life Is Good Playmakers. Because of this focus on children, the festival is a family affair, with a kids stage and LOTS of kids activities.
Aside from the beautiful family vibe that comes through at this fest, the lineup is always ridiculous! This year Jack Johnson and Hall & Oates headline. Oh, and throw in The Roots, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Amos Lee, and Dawes for good measure! Also new this year, there will be a Coffee House stage curated by Ryan Montbleau. He’ll perform a set each day along with Dwight & Nicole, Tall Heights, Mike Doughty, Session Americana, Amber Rubarth and more!
Here are a few lesser known acts I’m really excited to see:
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The Life Is Good Festival
I’ve been disappointed with myself for not posting all week…I haven’t necessarily felt musically inspired these days. I know there’s plenty out there to discover, but I just don’t seem to have the drive to explore. Great music is sometimes easy to find with all the new CDs that come in to the station, but I haven’t even been compelled to sit and listen. The change of seasons has gotten to my mood a bit, and this dreary weather hasn’t helped. I’m definitely listening to music…but mostly the same few artists and songs again and again. They fit my gloomy demeanor.
I have hope that I’ll get out of this rut after a weekend FILLED with amazing music. Tomorrow I head to the Life Is Good festival, which features two days of ridiculous talent…Ray LaMontagne, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti, Maceo Parker, Ingrid Michaelson, Martin Sexton, Levon Helm…
What’s even more exciting is the cause – 100% of proceeds from the festival go towards helping children who have it tough. This festival is truly about good music and good vibes. So I’ll join my family, friends, and co-workers in Canton, MA tomorrow to celebrate life and music…even the rain can’t spoil that.
LIFE IS GOOD LINEUP
Tune in tonight at 9pm, when I host THE HOT SEAT on mvyradio. I’ll play music from the artists performing at next weekend’s Life Is Good festival. I’ve also talked with James MacDonald, who’s the producer of the festival, and he had some wonderful background to share about the company as well as the mission of the Life Is Good playmakers. This is more than just a fun festival with a dynamite lineup…100% of festival proceeds go towards helping children in need. Great music and a great cause. Here’s my playlist for tonight:
Ray LaMontagne – “You Are The Best Thing”
Ingrid Michaelson – “Way I Am”
The Hold Steady – “Sequestered In Memphis”
The Avett Brothers – “Kick Drum Heart”
Martin Sexton – “Happy”
Levon Helm – “When I Go Away”
Robert Randolph & the Family Band – “If I Had My Way”
Raphael Saadiq – “Stone Rollin'”
Maceo Parker – “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”
Michael Franti – “Sound Of Sunshine
Dwight & Nicole – “Cry, Cry”
Ryan Montbleau Band – “Glad” [LIVE at Life Is Good]
Ingrid Michaelson – “Everybody”
TONIGHT AT 9PM!
LIFE IS GOOD FESTIVAL
The Life Is Good festival in Canton, MA is happening this weekend! LIG has an incredible lineup, including Jason Mraz, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Brett Dennen, Guster, Ziggy Marley… I could go on and on…
On top of the incredible music, proceeds from this festival go to a great cause. 100% of the profits go to the Life Is Good Kids Foundation. The money will help kids overcome poverty, illness and and violence.
If you can’t make it to Canton this weekend to catch some great music, you can still help the cause by texting LIG to 20222. With that text, you’ll be donating $10 to the Life Is Good Kids foundation.
You can also check out some of the music, streaming on Facebook, thanks in part to Chase Freedom.
Also, tune in to mvyradio to hear PJ Finn report live from the festival on Sunday!
Life Is Good Festival