Rec Park Music Fest 2013
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Sunday, August, 11 - Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
Sponsored by The City of Binghamton’s Park & Recreation Department
Mary Perna -> 2:00 - 2:40 PM
Salacious Crumb -> 3:00 - 3:40 PM
Ben Whisler  -> 4:00 - 4:40 PM
The Blind Spots -> 5:00 - 5:40 PM
The Woodshed Prophets -> 6:00 - 6:40 PM
Rhythm Gypsys -> 7:00 - 7:40 PM
The O'Neill Brothers -> 8:00 - 8:40 PM
The 18th Annual Rec Park Music Fest stays true to form and its twofold mission of promoting regional musical talent and Recreation Park as a venue for summer special events! This year's lineup once again combines rare reunion performances, with southern tier talent, playing original music, and a couple of old Rec Park favorites! Be sure to come out and join us for a day of fun in the park!
Mary Perna top
Playing acoustic folk, country, rock, originals and blues, Mary is making her second appearance at the fest! Based in central Connecticut, Mary has been performing around New England for the past ten years and her voice and guitar playing will remind you of some of the great performers such as Bonnie Rait or Amy Lou Harris. A class of 1993 BHS grad it is great to have Mary back in town for the festival!
Salacious Crumb top
Fellow 1993 BHS graduates, and founding members, Morgan Crabb, Lou Panigrosso, and Jeff Reyen bring "The Crumb" back to the RPMF for a reunion performance. It has been over twenty years since their inception but the band still plays great musical covers including the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix and more! Salacious Crumb is making their first return to the RPMF since the opening year in 1996! When asked about the unusual name, they responded that "Kowakian Monkey Lizard just sounded strange"!
Ben Whisler top
Hailing from Nashville is the country western band featuring Ben Whisler! Also a highlight is Broome County's own Shawn Hawkins on guitar, this group is sure to get your feet moving with some great original country tunes! Since they have embarked on their summer tour they have played all over the east coast and we are thrilled to have them at the 18th annual RPMF! Please find more information on:
The Blind Spots top
It is very exciting to have one of Ithaca's favorite bands The Blind Spots! Featuring awesome singing, funky grooves and great original tunes this is a performance that you will not want to miss! Maddy Walsh (lead vocalist) has been compared to Grace Potter, Eddie Brickel, Bonnie Raitt and More! The Blind Spots are sure to put on an unbelievable show! Check out the group at:
The Woodshed Prophets top
One of the area's favorites! The Prophet's music has been described as "backwoods fervor", "spiritual" and "toe tapping". Their interactions are more like "conversations between old friends". You won't want to miss their introduction to the RPMF! Surely a musical treat for everyone involved! To find more information:
The Rhythm Gypsys top
Here we go again! The host band is back to celebrate the 18th year of the festival! Playing a combination of originals and some great covers the Gypsys are ready to rock the park with their annual reunion performance! The Gypsys are here to stay until the time rolls away!
The O'Neill Brothers top
Need we say more? The O'Neil Brothers (Members of the Susquehanna Hat Company) are back again as one of the all-time area favorites! Gary, John, Kevin and Tim bring a great blend of terrific vocals, great playing and awesome tunes that are sure to get the park moving once again! Come on up and "Rooney till your dog don't know ya!"
Other Information: All the fun the park has to offer in the summer. Food for sale, children's activities, and more. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and setup a picnic! Call 772-7017 - Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department.
About top
The Rec Park Music Fest is looking forward to its eighteenth year of providing music and fun for all ages in Binghamton's Recreation Park nestled between Beethoven and Seminary streets. The event started small in 1996 when Jim Reyen (then bassist for Rhythm Gypsys) pulled together a group of musician friends to play at the park. On just a small budget, support from the city, fellow musicians and food vendors, the event was an instant hit. In its second year the Binghamton Summer Music Festival took the event under its wing and its been a flying success ever since! Nestled below some huge oaks, the historic carousel running in the background, kids playing on the playground and some of the areas finest musicians performing in the Greek Revival rotunda made famous by Rod Sterling, you'll enjoy every relaxing minute of this family outing.