MUMFEST: Stage and Street Entertainment
Mumfest offers a diversity of entertainment for the old and young alike.
Adding to the merriment, other crowd pleasing performers include dance troupes, college and local choruses, roving street performers, magicians and clowns that interact with festival guests.
Main stage - Saturday
Spiritmaster, a talented "Dubstep/Trap music producer from Richmond VA , is bringing the electronic music scene to Mumfest. For the past three years, the Spiritmaster has been crushing venues with deep bass, intense sounds and a unique melodic flavor. With hard kicks, punchy snares and remixes of your favorite songs, Spiritmaster is sure to keep your feet dancing and your hands flailing. If you haven't heard this type of music before, Dubstep is syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub bass frequencies. Don't miss the Spiritmaster on stage Saturday morning and follow them on Facebook at Spiritmastermusic
Carolina Casuals - Eastern Carolina's premier party band.
Featuring full horn, vocal & rhythm sections, this band prides itself in remaining true to the sound that Eastern NC has claimed as its own. This 9-piece band has ben entertaining audiences since the mid-1990/s performing the finest in beach, soul, rhythm & blues.
The current line up has been together for the past four years and includes founding members and lead vocalists, Carl Rowe and Kenny Weatherington; Kevin Purifoy, Jim Durham and Dave Falardeau on horns; and Chris Kling, Keith Simmons, Tom Janyssek and John Tomaio rounding out the rhythm section with Zack Rowe provide the sound management.
For more information about the Carolina Casuals, visit http://carolinacasuals.wix.com/home or follow them on Facebook.
The Wannabees - classic rock done right
Based out of New Bern NC, the group plays the very best in classic rock. Perfect three and four part harmonies, dual guitar action and a rhythm section second to none, they deliver the goods.
Mike Bass - vocals, bass guitar and original Wannabees bassist. Jason Patterson - drums, vocals - is the busiest drummer in Greenville and also plays with Nantucket, Tuesdays Gone and Shoot to Thrill. Tod Stilley - guitar, vocals and original Wannabees guitarist, plays with Barry Herndon and the Party Nuts. Larry Swinson - guitar, vocals and original Wannabees guitarist, he plays with local three piece rock band Vices.
The Southern Gentlemen Chorus -
A chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society
This community service chorus sings in the barbershop style for the joy of singing.
Around for twenty years and widely known for the "Singing Valentines and annual Spring Show, this chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, will bring smiles and toe tapping to festival-goers.
Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers - a favorite NC dance band
Billy Holton, founder and lead guitar gets a soulful sound through his Fender Strat and Twin Amps to produce some very tasty lead and funky rhythm's.
Berkley Bob Sienkiewicz, bass guitar and vocals, a graduate of Berkley School of Music, a bass monster with no limits, is the back bone of the Soul Shakers rhythm section. Bob's favorite saying is "space is the spice". Chris McNally, sax and vocals, puts the Soul in the Shakers with a leading role in the band as one of the very best sax players around. Bruce Horton, keys, synth and vocals, a career musician and one awesome Keys man, has played shows on TV, band and solo gigs and is the Mr. Feel Good of the band. HIs vocal ability takes the Soul Shakers to a new level. Mike Ferarra, drums, percussions and vocals, can really "cut the cake". His right foot and left hand, second to none with a very funky feel, sends the vibe right up your backbone. Between he and bass man Bob, they are the best rhythm section around ... bar none! Listen to Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers music
Main stage - SundayThe North Carolina Songwriters Co-op
Will feature a day filled with talented song writers and singers in the surrounding area.
Hear fresh new songs and talent. For those who are interested in performing, send a recording and website link to email@example.com with brief bio and contact information.
Selection by the NCSC is based on performance quality.
For more information go to: http://www.ncsongwriters.org/fr_home.cfm
Dancing with the Stars
Saturday Oct 12
Mumfest has its very own version of Dancing with the Stars with performances from local dance studios. Check back for the list of very popular and talented groups that will be performing.