The 6th Annual Milford Music Festival took place throughout the town of Milford, PA on July 12th and 13th featuring a variety of music in a number of venues. This abundance of musical entertainment delighted those who visited this haven for the arts as wonderful sounds echoed in their ears. However, the focal point of the musical experience was found at The Main Stage located in The Memorial Park on W. Ann St.
Among the many musical treats included on The Main Stage were Zydecoal (www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/6918/) featuring a five man band performing the Cajun and Zydeco the great state of Louisiana is known for, The Dicapo Opera Theatre (www.dicapo.com) presentation entitled, “Puccini to Sondheim” featuring the marvelous voices of Michael Boly and Kristin Sampson accompanied by pianist Katherine Olsen, The Scott Weis Band* (www.myspace.com/scottweisband) who featured songs from their new CD entitled, “Tryin to Get Back” with a blues, rock, and soul repertoire played with high energy by musicians Scott Weis*, Robert Kopec, and Roger Voss with music that brought their audience to a lively dancing state of being, and The Ronny Whyte Trio featuring Ronny Whyte on Piano, Boots Maleson on bass, and Vinson Valega on drums whose smooth jazz sounds quelled the audience as they prepared themselves for the remaining musical entertainment. Other venues throughout the town included (but not limited to) The Golden Fish Gallery* (www.goldenfishgallery.com) featuring violinist Ludmila Formina, and The 7th St. Coffee (www.Myspace.com/seventhstreetcoffee) featuring the new age sounds of “Tone Gestapo” (www.myspace.com/tonegestapo).
The two day festival kicks off Milford’s 3rd Annual weekly Gazabo Summer Concert Series taking place in The Memorial Park on W. Ann St. Their first concert will feature the experimental instrumental rock band entitled, “Since the Beatdown” (www.Myspace.com/soncethebeatdown) at 2pm and The Big Ska Band (www.joeferrymusic.com) at 3pm. To lean more about these concerts, please feel free to explore The 3rd Annual Summer Concert Series website at www.milfordmusic.net and www.milfordmusic.org to learn more about the festival itself. You’ll find numerous pictures at The Forwardian Arts Society Milford Music Festival 08 Gallery at myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.