What: Beat the Heat Music Festival
When: Sunday July 14th from 4-7 pm
Cost: $30 / $15 kids 12 & under
Our 2nd annual music festival is almost here! Come join us in the back yard for great music from some of the very best talent Cape Cod has to offer, plus The Big Squeeze food truck serving up delicious sandwiches, salads and more... beverages for cash sale (beer, wine, specialty cocktail and non-alcohol), and great vibes (free!).....
Best of all, proceeds benefit year-round programming at the Hall!
This year's lineup includes:
*Zoe Lewis as our Emcee
- Often called “a band in a body”, Zoe plays gypsy jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! WINNER of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award in 2003, NEW FOLK WINNER 2002 at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and 2001 Falconridge Folk Festival AUDIENCE FAVORITE. Originally from England, she now resides in Provincetown on Cape Cod, MA, where she performs every summer. She's traveled around the globe to over 70 countries, picking up world-beat grooves and stories on the way; jumping box cars, riding on freight boats and has even played music with an elephant orchestra in Thailand. She's written music for commercials, movies and 2 original musicals entitled SNAIL ROAD and ACROSS THE POND that were staged in Provincetown in 2011 and 2013 to sold out houses.
*Bittersweet (featuring members of the Village People!)
- Bittersweet is a five to eight piece dance band specializing in Funk, Soul & Classic R&B. Philadelphia born Drummer and band leader, Greg Baker is dedicated and sensitive to the specific nature of 70’s 80’s Funk, Soul and Classic R&B music. Greg was the live touring drummer for the famed Village People during the height of their popularity. He has also drummed for international recording artist, Major Harris, Blue Magic, Brandy Wells and has shared the stage with Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge, Bobby Womack, Third World, D-Train, Freda Payne, Junior Walker's All Star's, Chubby Checker & Peabo Bryson. Other highlights include touring all over the world and appearing on The Midnight Special, Don Kirsner’s Rock Concert, The Academy Of Music, Philadelphia; Madison Square Garden, New York; The Salt Palace, Las Vegas; The Boston Garden and many more. The band has seen many personnel changes since being the back up band for The Village People. And now with the addition of Jim Snider guitar, Ronnie Gandolfi lead guitar, Geoff Glover bass, Ken Field sax,and the outstanding lead vocals of Danville Virginia native Tracy Howerton. Bittersweet has kept the Funk, Soul & Classic R&B sound alive and kicking.
*Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys
- Sarah Swain and the The Oh Boys feature Sarah on guitar and vocals, guitar virtuoso Mark Usher, “Rocket” Ron Siegel on upright bass and Liam Hogg on drums. Their set features Sarah's original compositions, mixing in old Wanda Jackson and other classics as well as some lost garage rock nuggets. It's rockabilly with a splash of soul...and a vibrant energy that's downright contagious.
*Gregg Sullivan (former guitarist for Blood, Sweat & Tears)
- Gregg Sullivan is a versatile guitarist and veteran sideman originally from the NJ/NYC area who now resides on Cape Cod. He's performed and/or recorded with world renown jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, The Rascals and many more. Gregg has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe playing at legendary venues including, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland in NYC, BB King's in NYC, the Fillmore in San Francisco, the Toronto Jazz Festival, and countless others. Gregg also performs as a solo musician playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar in the tradition of Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Reed.
*Mozelle & friends
*Sarah Burrill Band
+ special guests: all female a cappella group Cape Harmony, performing for the very first time at Prez Hall!
Cape Harmony is Cape Cod’s premiere a cappella group, comprised of 10 talented young women from all over the nation who come to Cape Cod during the summer to make music for its residents and visitors. Founded in 2006 by Melissa Paul and Alyssa Norton, Cape Harmony has become a dynamic group with a unique sound and superb quality. Cape Harmony has been featured on radio stations and on television, as well as in numerous newspapers. Now in its 14th year, Cape Harmony continues to bring their refreshing and high quality music to audiences of all ages.