Lineup set for Dedham Music and Art Festival

, Staff

The Dedham Square Music and Art Festival has announced its biggest lineup yet for the free festival to be held on Saturday, June 11. Now in its fourth year, the festival will feature headlining bands Entrain, Will Dailey & The Rivals and the Adam Ezra Group. Also on the bill are funk rockers Love in Stockholm, Dedham’s own Dirty Strange and returning favorite Sarah Blacker.

Longtime New England favorites Entrain recently revealed plans to begin recording their first album of all new material since 2000’s All One. The band is asking fans to pledge their support by donating funds on their PledgeMusic campaign, which directly supports the recording, manufacturing and promotion of the new CD. In return, fans receive thank you gifts such as signed posters, opportunities to play with the band, house concerts and more.

Will Dailey is also working on a new material for his followup to 2009’s Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2. One of the new songs, “Big Bright Sun”, recently made its debut by airing on an episode of the hit CBS show “NCIS”. Meanwhile, Adam Ezra recently told BMS that fans can expect can expect two full albums of new material to be released over the course of the next year, one full rock and one acoustic.

Partnering with the Music Drives Us Foundation, this year’s festival will also feature a variety of music education programing. In addition to the music, the festival will include an artists’ tent with approximately two dozen artisans, including photographers, sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, and others. There will be food, games and activities for all ages.

The Dedham Square Music and Art Festival will kick off at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until dusk on the field behind the Dedham Community House at 671 High Street in Dedham. For more information, visit www.dedhamfestival.org.

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