Lanesville residents know how to throw a neighborhood party, and everyone is invited to attend the third Lanesville Music Festival on Saturday.
The festival takes place rain or shine at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan St. in Gloucester from 1:30 to 11:30 p.m. The 10-hour event has family-friendly atmosphere with activities for the children, and features outdoor music in the afternoon and an evening dance party.
Musicians from top bands on the North Shore and Cape Ann will perform under the tent and on the lawn in the daytime, and then the music continues into the evening indoors with local favorite KBMG, comprised of Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginades with special guest JB Amero. The band performs from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bill Gleason opens the show at 7:30 p.m. with a set of old-style Delta blues.
This is an opportunity to see King perform locally because after Jan. 1, he will be moving to Seattle. A fixture on the local music scene, King said he still has many gigs to finish before he heads west with his girlfriend to pursue new job opportunities. But King said the couple plan to maintain their Gloucester connections, particularly returning in the summers when there is a lot of music happening in town.
“We’ve been going to L.A. for the winters anyway. I work a lot more in the summer, and winter is a great time for recording and writing music,” said King, who hosts his final show New Year’s Eve at The Rhumb Line where he has hosted a Monday night open jam since 1995.
King said Saturday night’s show will be more than the usual Tuesday night acoustic music that the band performs at Jalapenos.
“This also will be a dance party so there will be a little more, like a full drum set as well as our special guest, J.B. Amero,” he added.
The music schedule for the afternoon is as follows: 1:30 p.m., Merrimac Rounders; 2:20 p.m., Steve Brennan and a Sasquatch Bondo reunion; 3:10 p.m., Quentin Callawaert; 3:30 p.m., HUM (Deb Hardy, Alyce Underhill and Kerry Mullen); 4 p.m., Pick 3; 4:45 p.m., Alek Razdan and the A Train Orchestra; 5:40 p.m., Pete Lindberg ;and 6:15 p.m., John Hicks & Sara Wester with the Barniacs. Admission for the afternoon is by donation to the Lanesville Community Center.
There is free parking. Food vendors include Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ, the Lobster Pool, and burgers and hot dogs by the Lanesville Community Center crew. Beer and wine will be on sale.
Advance tickets for evening show are $10 and are available at Gloucester Music and Plum Cove Grind, or are $15 at the door the night of the dance.
For more information, visit www.lanesvillecommunitycenter.org.
Gail McCarthy may be contacted at 978-283-7000 x3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.