Music

Here’s When Bands Are Playing, Contests Happening

As we’ve noted previously in this section, we feel thrilled and fortunate to have assembled such a strong, varied line-up of bands to perform animal songs at the Talking Animals Festival, with music traversing genres from Americana to ska, from folk to funk. We’d previously announced the 13 acts who will play animal songs–both originals and covers–on the Lowry Park Band Shell Stage, but now we can present the schedule, including three different contests and our raffle. We’ll also have WMNF DJs Arielle Stevenson, Brigid Ochshorn, Eluv and Scott Elliott spinning animal songs between bands.

BAND SHELL SCHEDULE (times and bands subject to change)
10:00-10:12 DJ
10:20-10:32 Dirty Spoons and Trash Revue (folk-rock-Americana)
10:40-10:52 Sandy Atkinson & The True Loves (blues)
11:00-11:12 Ronny Elliott (folk)
11:20-11:32 Bird St Players (funk/r&b)
11:40-11:52 Owner/Pet Lookalike Contest
12:00-12:12 Lauris Vidal (indie-folk)
12:20-12:32 Kelly McCrae (folk)
12:40-12:52 Dog Peter Pat [Pete Galagher] (folk)
1:00-1:12 Rayzilla’s PBS (world/experimental)
1:20-1:32 Smart pet tricks
1:40-1:52 The Sun Society (folk-pop)
2:00-2:12 Damon Fowler (solo-acoustic blues)
2:20-2:32 Project pet walk
2:40-2:52 Tribal Style (reggae)
3:00-3:12 Sons of Hippies (alternative)
3:20-3:32 Raffle
3:40-3:52 Magadog (ska)

Bands Performing Animal Songs Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the line-up of bands slated to perform animal songs at the second Talking Animals Festival, with music traversing genres from Americana to ska, from folk to funk. The dozen acts who will play animal songs–both originals and covers–on the Lowry Park Band Shell Stage are:
Ronny Elliott (Folk)
The Sandy Atkinson Band (Blues) 
Bird Street Players (Funk/R&B) 
Sons of Hippies (Alternative)
Lauris Vidal & Kelley McCrae (Indie-Folk)
Rayzilla’s PBS (World/Experimental)
Dog Peter Pat [Pete Gallagher & band] (Folk)
Tribal Style (Reggae)
The Sun Society (Folk-Pop)
Damon Fowler (Solo-Acoustic Blues)
The Dirty Spoons & Trash Revue [Judy Tampa & Bunko Squad + Natty Moss Bond & Friends]
Magadog (Ska)