Since 2010 Boston based clothing company has been putting on an annual festival that brings great bands to Prowse Farm in Canton, MA for two days. The great thing about this festival is that 100% of the profits and funds that are raised are donated to the companies charity, Playmakers, an organization dedicated to helping kids overcome poverty, violence and illness. Also the company gears the event towards families so there are plenty of games and activities for kids, including a kids stage with music specifically for the younger ones.
Personally, I would never be caught, even on laundry day in any item of clothing from Life is Good. I’m just not a fan of the 45 year-old dad who’s given up on trying to be stylish look. I’m all about spreading optimism as much as I spread peanut butter (which is A LOT) I just don’t need it on my t-shirts. BUT, and I mean that, I’m totally behind them with this festival. It’s a pretty unselfish thing to hold a festival and donate all the profits to a charitable cause, plus they’ve got some pretty good bands coming to it this year.
The lineup is looking pretty funky for the two day run with these big names on the bill:
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will be performing together. These two are always a great duo, they have been friends and collaborators for years now and Tim has toured with the full band recently. They will bring a more acoustic, intimate vibe to some of Dave Matthews’ songs and of course Tim will be playing his excellent role as lead guitarist. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will bring their dixieland funk to the stage. The band will release their new album For True on Sept. 13th of this year. Soul revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are sure to tear the stage down. Featuring a combination of soulful diva vocals, classic funk horns and gospel influenced arrangements, they are a good time sure to get everyone moving. Speaking of soul, funk-jazz trio Soulive is also performing. Consisting of brothers Alan (drums) and Neal (organ, bass) Evans with Eric Krasno on guitar, the trio is an unstoppable movement in modern jazz. With hooky melodies and jams that get the crowd into party mode I think they are a great addition to this lineup. Considering most of these bands have played together before there is sure to be some inter-group jamming happening. Be sure to check out other bands on the lineup by going to the festivals official website right here.
Lastly, support this local business and their good cause with a weekend out in the sun spreading good vibes and great music. Tickets can be found here.