Beach Road Weekend Reveals Phil Lesh & Friends Lineup
In just two weeks the inaugural Beach Road Weekend music festival will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Martha’s Vineyard August 9 – 11. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will close out the first ever Beach Road Weekend with a Phil Lesh & Friends performance. Lesh and Beach Road Weekend organizers have confirmed Phil’s lineup for his Martha’s Vineyard debut.
Phil will be joined by guitarists Eric Krasno and Cris Jacobs, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, vocalist Nicki Bluhm and drummer John Molo at Beach Road Weekend. The three-day festival starts on Friday, August 9 with a screening of Jaws featuring a live score performed by The Cape Symphony. Then, on Saturday, August 10 Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer John Fogerty headlines a sure-to-be fantastic day of music that also includes sets from Dispatch, Alejandro Escovedo, Mason Jennings, and North Mississippi Allstars.
Legendary reggae band The Original Wailers join Phil Lesh & Friends on the Sunday lineup as does Grace Potter, Galactic and Matisyahu. In addition, The Rolling Stones‘ touring saxophonist Karl Denson will be on hand at Beach Road Weekend to lead his Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe band. Friday’s schedule runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday’s is from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday’s is from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The festival was dreamed up and organized by Adam Epstein, founder of the MV Summer Concert Series, which dates back to 2016. Beach Road Weekend also features The MV Stage in addition to all of the sets previously mentioned. The MV Stage will host performances from such acts as FirstBourne, Evan Dando and The Mike Benjamin Band.
A variety of ticket packages are available via the festival’s website. Beach Road Weekend VIP Experience packages include the best seats with the closest views of the stage and access to The Beach Club, a shaded lounge with private deluxe restrooms, complimentary phone charging stations, complimentary soft drinks and water and exclusive culinary and refreshment options. Friday Day Passes start at $25 and Saturday and Sunday Day Passes start at $75. Multi-Day Pass options include general admission, reserved lawn, reserved seats and VIP.
Beach Road Weekend announced a partnership with the Seastreak Ferry for a special late-night service for festival goers. The late-night service provides another option for festival goers to enjoy an entire day of music. The Seastreak will pick up festival goers from Vineyard Haven after the final performances and bring them to New Bedford. Anyone who purchases a ticket for the ferry through Seastreak.com is guaranteed a spot on the boat. The Seastreak will leave at 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday allowing guests plenty of time to enjoy the show and still arrive at the dock before it leaves. Ferries are also available all weekend to/from Providence, Woods Hole, and Hyannis.
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