Boston Pops to appear at Life is good Festival

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The Life is good festival is only two weeks away and organizers are still adding more performers to the highly anticipated two-day festival at Prowse Farm in Canton on September 24 and 25. Musicians from the Boston Pops string and brass sections led by guest conductor Daniel Bernard Roumain will join Brandi Carlile and The Levon Helm Band for portions of their individual sets on Sunday, September 25.

“My brother and I grew up in the Boston area and the Boston Pops have always been a source of pride for the city,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist for Life is good, in a press release. “They are a world-renown talent but also an integral part of the Boston community.  We are thrilled to have them on stage for the 2011 Life is good Festival and look forward to making them part of the Life is good community.”

“The Boston Pops is pleased to be a part of the Life is good festival, and Daniel Bernard Roumain is an ideal partner in this endeavor. His ability to blend contemporary popular music with classical and illuminate the connections between the two is particularly suited to the Boston Pops tradition of presenting artists from across the musical spectrum,” added Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops. “Working collaboratively with the festival’s amazing artists to create great new music and support Life is good’s work to help kids is an exciting endeavor.”

In addition to musicians from the Boston Pops and Barefoot Truth, the 2011 Life is good Festival will feature Ray LaMontagne, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Levon Helm Band, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Brandi Carlile, Martin Sexton, Raphael Saadiq, Ingrid Michaelson and The Hold Steady as well as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Maceo Parker, Tristan Prettyman, The Ryan Montbleau Band,Zee Avi, Dwight and Nicole and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. Kindie rock superstars Imagination Movers and The Laurie Berkner Band will headline the Good Kids Stage alongside special kids performances from Keller Williams and local favorite Ben Rudnick and Friends.

Located at the foot of Blues Hill in Canton, Prowse Farm will host the festival’s three stages and plethora of activities across its 44-acre property. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Life is good Playmakers, the action arm of The Life is good Kids Foundation.

Tickets for the 2011 Life is good Festival are now on sale through the festival’s official website. Two-day passes are available for $120, while single-day tickets are $65. Two-day passes for children ages 2-12 are available for $35, while single-day tickets are $20. Children 2 and under will be admitted free of charge.

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