Gates open at 12 PM (Noon) Friday, June 23rd, 2023
Friday, June 23rd, 2023
Uncle Uku & the Guise
“The escape into music is a beautiful one. It can satisfy all our human needs, from spiritual elevation to carnal desire. It can be the sun and water, it can feel like the air we breathe. Uncle Uke navigates this universe with the understanding that music, the song, is a living thing. It is a flower. It is the ever-expanding universe. It grows and it blooms and it dies and most importantly it begins again. Uncle Uke and the Guise are simply conduits of the universal electricity that connects people to their stars.” – Steve Webb
Smilo and the Ghost
Formed in 2016, Smilo and the Ghost have been delivering hard-driving, old-time influenced folk-rock to crowds around the Northeast. Their debut album, Ghost Writers, was voted one of the top three albums of 2018 by the Erie Reader. Since then, Smilo and the Ghost have opened for national acts like Grammy Award Winning country duo Dan + Shay and alt-rock legends 10,000 Maniacs.
Smilo’s emotionally charged lyrics and vocals are backed up by the virtuosity of Wilber (who has toured the world with American blues guitarist Bernard Allison) and McKillip. Their setlist moves between gritty, hard-luck foot stompers like “Nothing’s Changed” and “Big Guns” to triumphant ballads like “Save Me” and “There’s Nothing Left.” All of which are highlights of the band’s live shows.