Matt Nathanson to headline Riverfront Festival

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Organizers for the annual Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival have revealed this year’s lineup. Massachusetts native Matt Nathanson will return home to headline the twelfth edition of the festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 at Waterfront Park in Newburyport. Also scheduled to perform are The Lone Bellow and Brett Dennen.

Nathanson will be promoting his brand new album, Last of the Great Pretenders. Released earlier this month, the singer-songwriter’s ninth studio effort follows 2011’s Modern Love. Produced by Nathanson with Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, it features lead single “”Mission Bells”.

Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow are touring in support of their self-titled debut album, while California’s Dennen is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming release Smoke and Mirrors.

The Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival will kick off at noon and run till dusk. Dennen is scheduled to perform at 2:15, The Lone Bellow at 3:45 and Nathanson at 5:15. Aside from the music, the festival will offer food, beverages (including a beer tent), shopping and more.

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