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Get Ready: There's some major talent coming to town this Fall
There are plenty of reasons to be excited for fall—football, sweater weather, the leaves changing—but while the rest of the world is going bonkers over pumpkin-spice lattes, we have a jaw-dropping lineup that includes some of FTC's most lauded acts and some new talent currently making waves in the indie music world.
IN BRIDGEPORT

at The Klein Auditorium

Citizen Cope
An Intimate solo acoustic performance by
Citizen Cope
Saturday,  October 19
That's right folks: Citizen Cope is bringing his unique brand of urban folk to The Klein Auditorium for a special acoustic show.

Citizen Cope has got swagger. It's a word that perfectly captures the vibe on Cope's last record One Lovely Day. Musically, the album is teeming with supercool acoustic pieces, funked out grooves and terrifically written lyrical content.

At times he comes off as a more soulful Jack Johnson, jamming out in the acoustic, singing laid back acoustic anthems about the summer. Other times he wanders into a little bit of the reggae world; other times a little bit of rock 'n' roll. However, the wheelhouse he's the best at is that blue-eyed soul and that type of acoustic music that you can picture being performed in black and white with a dramatic spotlight highlighting the performer.
UNDERWRITTEN BY: ED ORENSTEIN
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Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee
WITH: The London Souls
Thursday,  October 17
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF FACEMELTING
Get ready for a sonic excursion. Playing under a kaleidoscope of a lightshow that floods the crowd in white light during sonic peaks, the band creates an intensity that is equal parts rock, jam and electronic dance. Umphrey's McGee's ability to be a living, shifting musical organism makes them so distinct. Through the use of dozens of hand signals and an innate sense of anticipation of each other's tendencies, it is often indecipherable what is improvised and what has been tightly composed for years.

See them live, and there'll be little doubt why they are one of the most innovative live acts on the scene today.

"Umphrey's McGee may be the most accomplished jam band in America.."
- Rolling Stone
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IN FAIRFIELD

on StageOne

Melvin Seals & JGB
MELVIN SEALS & JGB
Sunday, October 13
THE SPIRIT OF GARCIA LIVES ON WITH THIS BIG MAN & HIS BIG HEARTED BAND Now led by the Hammond B-3 player Melvin Seals, these guys blend organic grooves and challenge genre boundaries -- an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Spiritual, memorable and worth whatever it takes to get out, this kind of band is why StageOne is here for you.

The JGB tour in homage to Jerry Garcia, their leader until his death in 1995. These days there are dozens of Greatful Dead tribute's and side projects, but there's still only one Jerry Garcia Band. Come see a different side of Jerry as played by his friends and cohorts, Melvin Seals.
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Orgone
ORGONE
Thursday, October 17
A myriad of groove-oriented styles pulling from the deep funk of the 60s and 70s, psychedelic rock and 60s memphis soul/blues.

When LA born Afro-Funk ensemble Orgone comes to town you know without even walking in the door that you're about to be thrown into a pool of heavy dance-beckoning rhythms, soulful singing, and a collaborative musical creation that has become the calling card for this fun touring act since 1999.

They sound at home with acts like Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, The Roots, Galactic, and even Snoop Dogg. Come check 'em out. You'll dance, you'll feel it, and you might just find your new favorite band.
UNDERWRITTEN BY: Coastal Construction Group, LLC
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Red Wanting Blue
RED WANTING BLUE
Sunday, October 20
After a decade and a half, this Ohio quintet has developed a rugged Americana sound rooted in both early-'90s grunge and '70s-era gospel rock. Frontman Scott Terry possesses a commanding, slightly world-weary baritone reminiscent of Eddie Vedder and Third Day's Mac Powell.

Red Wanting Blue sing a great deal about life on the road, and they should know: they've been playing around two hundred shows a year for the last decade. Over those years they've gained a reputation as an act to follow. Having been invited to play such events as Mountain Stage, and VH1's Big Morning Buzz, they've made good on their rep and proved themselves as a serious band to watch.
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Passafire & Ballyhoo!
PASSAFIRE AND BALLYHOO!
Thursday, October 31
It doesn't get any better than rolling down to the beach and blasting Passafire out your car windows for the world to hear… until you see them in concert. The thing about Passafire is that they really stand out in the reggae-rock genre as they seamlessly blend rock, blues, funk, soul, electronica and even some acoustic bluegrass with a dub reggae backing.
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By tying the "life of the party" approach with their musical talents, Ballyhoo! has knowingly and naturally become one of America's favorite feel-good party bands. They're the kind of easy, breezy, sandal-wearing folks who would fit perfectly on a Margaritaville playlist, especially if they were dropped between like-minded bands like Iration and Slightly Stoopid.
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the alternate routes
THE ALTERNATE ROUTES
Saturday, November 2
More than just another local band, the gutsy alt-rockers in the Alternate Routes are each close personal friends of StageOne.

The Routes are guitar rockers who write anthemic rock & roll songs with alluring melodies as well as some lighter, folky Americana tunes.

Their folk-tinged rock storytelling has carried them around the country and the world many times and they're probably craving a nice sturdy StageOne show, a veritable home away from home for the guys at this point.
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Jeff Austin (of YMSB)
JEFF AUSTIN & THE HERE AND NOW
Thursday, November 14
Jeff Austin redefined American folk music with The Yonder Mountain String Band, and with The Here And Now he's stretching out his mandolin skills yet again. Celebrated for his fleet fingers and unique approach to bluegrass, Jeff has become a driving force in modern folk and lauded in the jam band scene.

The Here And Now are a Bluegrass trio consisting of Banjo wizard Danny Barnes, along with Johnny Grubb (formerly of Railroad Earth) on upright bass. The shows will feature new songs from Austin as well as some favorites from the Yonder Mountain String Band songbook.
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Twiddle
TWIDDLE
Wednesday, November 27
Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more.

High-energy shows can flow on for hours with Twiddle, always eager to please and explore new musical boundaries and share the energy with the crowd. They bring the funk, they bring the rock and, for you, they're bringing it right to StageOne.
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BroJo
BROTHER JOSCEPHUS AND THE LOVE REVOLUTION
Friday, November 29
Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution are bringing their New Orleans sound up to Connecticut for a Gospel throwdown of indescribable righteousness. Described aptly as a twelve piece explosion of love, Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution are a visionary experience. Busting out like a parade, and unapologetically bringing the party, they urge you to come out and join the revolution.

In the name of a good time, BJLR are throwing a tent revival at FTC: Second Line, Funk, and Gospel pulsing with their signature 200% energy. Come for the party and you may just leave a bead covered convert.
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Films That Rock

Films That Rock
Monday, October 28
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.
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Films That Rock
Tuesday, November 12
Marley
Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom.
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Films That Rock
Tuesday, December 10
It Might Get Loud
The personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented.
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