Music fest line-up announced

PONDSIDE—The preliminary line-up for the first annual JP Music Festival has been set.

Bands slated to perform at the Aug. 20 fest at Jamaica Pond Park all feature at least one Jamaica Plain resident. They include: the Angelic Slugs (rock), Coyote Kolb (blues rock), the Delta Swingers (Delta blues), Lenny Lashley (acoustic rock), the Needy Visions (indie/alternative), the Nickel & Dime Band with Rick Berlin (rock/pop/indie), Tallahassee (Americana), Mr. Sister (indie/alternative), the Old Edison (folk/punk), Opposite People (Cuban jazz), Shepardess (indie rock) and Sweatshop (hip-hop/rock).

The music festival will run from 1 to 7 p.m. on two stages at the park’s Pinebank baseball field. The alcohol-free fest will have food sales. An after-party with more bands will follow at the Midway Café.

The fest is not planning any special car-parking arrangements and is encouraging alternative transportation. Bike racks will be available on the festival grounds, co-organizer Randace Rauscher Moore told the Gazette.

A silent art auction to benefit the nonprofit music festival will be held July 27 at Doyle’s Café. [See listing in Happenings.]

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