Mark your calendars. This year's edition of the Jamaica Plain Music Festival is Saturday, Sept. 6.
The annual celebration of bands with JP connections rolls into its fourth year with some nifty new elements. One that I especially like is that Sam Adams will donate use of two "party trollies" to ferry residents to the concert venues at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond. And instead of the usual "YMCA" blasting from the speakers, live musicians will accompany riders with acoustic tunes.
Attendance has pretty much doubled each year since JP rocker Rick Berlin, Randace Moore and Shamus Moynihan started the event.
"We’re expecting a bigger crowd and people staying all day long," Berlin said in a press release. "I’m confident this will be our best festival yet."
Here's the Facebook event page for the festival.
This year's lineup of sponsors include:
• Founding Sponsor: Galway House
• Stage Sponsors: JP Licks and Tres Gatos
• Major Sponsors: Bukhara Indian Bistro, JP Seafood Café (), The Midway Café (http://midwaycafe.com) and Samuel Adams
• Contributing Sponsor: The Goods and The Haven
If you can't wait until Sept. 6, here's a Soundcloud compilation of acts from the first three festivals. Enjoy!