Evansville Transit Authority - July 11th 

The Evansville Transit Authority, now in their fifteenth year as a band, have always been about respecting the music they play. The band's philosophy revolves around performing songs by artists that the band members and their audiences know and love, and then interpreting them in their own unique, organic way. Never restricted by the way a song was originally recorded, the band is free to experiment and explore the possibilities that the music offers, often melding songs and ideas together into cohesive sets of non-stop music.

Dead Sessions - July 18th

The music of The Grateful Dead transcends time, age and race. Their soul touching jams and family like environment carved a niche in the counter culture that will never be filled. Over the past 14 years Dead Sessions have grown and merged to become one of the favorite Grateful Dead experiences in the Northeast. Playing since 1998, the collective is known for their authentic but unique renditions of Grateful Dead classics thick with heartfelt jams that make the most jaded DeadHead rejoice. With an unmasked joy that pours off the stage and blurs any boundaries with their audience, the Sessions are beloved from both the causal fan to the deadicated Terrapin warrior.

Pete Kilpatrick -July 25th

Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began teaching himself how to play, crafting his own songs all while falling deeply in love with the process. Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,400 shows!

 

David Wax Museum - August 1st

The roots of David Wax Museum stretch back nearly a decade, and all the way from New England to Mexico. As a student at Harvard, Wax began traveling south of the border to study and immerse himself in the country’s traditional music and culture. Back in Boston, he met fiddler/singer Suz Slezak, whose love of traditional American and Irish folk music fused with Wax’s Mexo-Americana into a singular, energetic blend that captivated audiences and critics alike. Their 2010 breakout performance at the Newport Folk Festival made them the most talked-about band of the weekend, with NPR hailing them as “pure, irresistible joy.” They released a trio of albums that earned escalating raves everywhere from SPIN and Entertainment Weekly (who described them as sounding “like Andrew Bird with a Mexican folk bent”) to the New York Times and The Guardian (which dubbed the music “global crossover at its best”). They earned an invitation to return to Newport, this time on the main stage, as well as dates supporting The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club, and more.

Mimi and The Podd Brothers - August 8th

Based in NYC and playing at The Rum House every Sunday starting at 9:30pm, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.

Mike Goudreau Band - August 15th

For the past 20 years this band has wowed audiences with a repertoire that keeps them on the dance floor from start to finish. They cover a wide variety of Classic Rock hits with a repertoire of over 500 songs from beloved artists as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, C.C.R. , Doobie Brothers, The Doors, Bob Seger, George Thorogood, Santana, Chuck Berry and much more.