Life is good festival seeks local bands
The two-day Life is good festival, scheduled for September 11 and 12 at Prowse Farm in Canton, is shaping up to be one of the can’t miss music events of the year with lineup that boast Ben Harper and Relentless7, Jason Mraz, Ziggy Marley, Guster and more. The company and festival organizers are looking for local bands to get in on the show too. Bands can apply for one of two slots at the festival through Sonicbids. To submit a band for consideration, go to http://sonicbids.com/lifeisgood. The $10.00 submission fee will be completely donated to The Life is good Kids Foundation. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, August 5.
Also scheduled to perform at the “two-day celebration of music and optimism” are Corinne Bailey Rae, Mavis Staples, Galactic, Ozomatli, Dr. Dog, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, OK Go, Brett Dennen, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Toubab Krewe. Will Dailey & The Rivals and former BMS Band of the Year winners Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves will give the festival more local flair. The Life is good festival will also feature a special kid’s stage (dubbed the “Good Kids’ Zone) with music from The Laurie Berkner Band, They Might Be Giants, Dan Zanes & Friends and The Sippy Cups, as well as a special performance by the Big Apple Circus.
Always a very social-conscious company, Life is good will bring a unique twist to the festival circuit by donating 100% of all the festival’s profits (including ticket sales, merchandise, sponsorships and more) to the Life Is Good Kids Foundation, which helps kids who are facing life-threatening conditions. The company hopes to raise one million dollars through the festival.
Tickets for the Life is good Festival are now on sale through the festival’s website. Single-day tickets will be sold for $50 while 2-day passes will be available for $90. A limited number of kids’ single-day tickets will be available for $10 and children under the age of 5 will be admitted for free. Life is good will offer free shuttle service between the festival grounds at the Rt. 128/University Ave Station train station.