Three members of the band 'Badfish' pose against a vibrant, colorful wall with pink and green graffiti. The man on the left wears a blue T-shirt with an orange truck graphic, sunglasses, and a gray cap. The middle man sports a mustache, sunglasses, a black shirt, and a red and blue vest. The man on the right is dressed in a floral print shirt, sunglasses, and striped shorts. All three have a casual, relaxed demeanor.
Badfish; press photo.

Garden Grove Music Festival at Ski Butternut

One day music festival with live music on 2 stages, family friendly. Bands includes Badfish, Ballyhoo, Bumpin Uglies, Tropidelic, Joe Samba, the Ries Brothers, Sunday, Crooked Coast, Over the Bridge.

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The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time.

What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.

Garden Grove Music Festival

Saturday, July 20, 1:00 p.m. to 10: p.m.
Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 at the gate
Beer and wine bar and Food Trucks on site —no outside beverages or food allowed.)


Five members of the band 'Ballyhoo' stand on a sandy beach with the ocean in the background under a clear blue sky. Each member is dressed in casual summer attire, including tank tops and shorts. The central figure has their arms outstretched, while the others stand relaxed with their hands at their sides.
Ballyhoo; press photo.

A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore’s BALLYHOO! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. These road dogs have tirelessly toured coast-to-coast taking their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band’s signature sound on keys. The guys recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.

BALLYHOO! released their 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade on June 25th 2013. It broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.

Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies; press photo.

Driven by DIY merit, Annapolis band, Bumpin Uglies is no stranger to the pull of the bootstrap. 

Seven successful studio albums have paved the way for the awe-inspiring eighth. Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions, recorded live in studio by the band’s founder, Brandon Hardesty, showcases the songwriting prowess that has been a constant pillar of the band’s music since its inception. Consisting of 16-tracks, the LP introduces seven new songs never before heard and nine fan favorites that have been stripped down to raw, poignant, gut-punching versions that differ from the fast-paced guitar riffs, pulsing drums, and dynamic horn sections of the originals.


Tropidelic; press photo.

A musical lighthouse, shining a resilient light for everyone that has had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, Tropidelic has arrived on the national stage. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, a city rich in character and music history, this six-piece performance powerhouse carves their own path with an independent mentality. Front man Roads, explores feelings more than sounds, seeing where the emotional travel can take him, while valuing being comfortable and honest.

There is a sense of seeing where the music can go on their 2024 new album. As an everyman-band making music to overcome life’s obstacles, the “goals” that Tropidelic made when starting the band have all been surpassed. Roads says of the band’s future, “I’m nose to the grindstone. It’s going great and I am going to keep going.”

Joe Samba

Music artist Joe Samba performs on stage, playing a guitar and singing into a microphone. He is wearing a colorful tie-dye shirt and a gray cap, with his tattooed arm raised and pointing upwards. The background features a vibrant stage setup with purple and pink lighting and a drum set. The silhouettes of the audience's raised hands are visible in the foreground, adding to the lively concert atmosphere.
Music artist, Joe Samba; press photo.

Guitar slung low, microphone turned up, and emotion overflowing, Joe Samba taps into rock ‘n’ roll spirit and reggae soul all at once. The Massachusetts-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist sonically teeters on an axis of island-inflected grooves and gritty guitar-craft balanced by his dynamic vocals. He finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy. It’s why he’s quietly emerged as a phenomenon, toppling charts at #1 and performing alongside everyone from The Dirty Heads to Pepper. 

The Ries Brothers

The Ries Brothers; press image.

The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from St Petersburg, FL, blend rock, blues, jam, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie (27) sings lead vocals while simultaneously playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band its unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan (23) completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, ukulele, melodica, theremin and provides background vocals. The band started playing the Florida bar circuit as young teenagers where they were discovered by the band CHICAGO and taken out on two regional tours prompting them to leave school and focus on music full time.


Seven members of the band 'SunDub' stand in front of a corrugated metal wall with a window. The central figure is a woman in a denim jacket and jeans, with long brown hair and hoop earrings. The men around her are dressed in a variety of casual and semi-formal outfits, including a yellow T-shirt, a patterned jacket, and dark sunglasses. The group's serious expressions add to the strong, cohesive vibe of the photo.
Sundub; press photo.

SunDub is a testament to the power of inclusion, diversity and unity; their music and community rallies around the concept that we are strongest when people of different backgrounds can work together to create positive change. These core values were first showcased on SunDub’s debut album, Burden of Love (2019), which has amassed millions of streams since coming out. Anchored by a core quintet—Finn Singer (guitar), Josh T Carter (bass), Eric “The General” Toussaint (vocals-keys) and the brother-sister team of Joanna Teters (lead vocals) and Ben Teters (vocals-drums)—the band is ready to breakthrough to even more fans worldwide with their sophomore album, showcasing the evolution of their sound over the past few years. Joanna Teters’ commanding and soulfully smoky lead vocals blend seamlessly with the air-tight arrangements of the SunDub rhythm section. The result is a stand out expression of reggae’s classic undulating pulse and lush subterranean grooves, reinvented for listeners of all times and genres.

Crooked Coast

Crooked Coast; press photo.

About 70 miles south of Boston, Cape Cod stretches out into the ocean with water on three sides. In the summertime, it welcomes tourists from around the world to its beaches and classic sights. Once winter rolls in, the party stops, and the year-round residents brace for the same cold reality endured by the rest of the state. It makes sense Crooked Coast call this place home. On one hand, the quartet – Luke Vose (vocals, guitar), John McNamara (guitar, vocals), Ben Elder (bass, vocals), and Shaqed Druyan (drums) – revel in sun-soaked reggae rhythms and hip-hop grooves. At the same time, they infuse punk energy into sky-high rock hooks laced with pop appeal. After piling up millions of streams independently and earning acclaim from Dig BostonCape Cod TimesVanyaland, and many others, they perfect this balance on their 2022 album “Picture This”.

Over the Bridge

Over the Bridge; press photo.

Over The Bridge is a Reggae-Rock infused good time jam band with strong hip-hop influences raised by that dirty water on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

OTB is all about bringing you the best in “FEEL GOOD MUSIC” with a bit of Rock N Roll, Hip Hop and Reggae. The boys of OTB individually have been making music for over a decade, and together their different influences combine to create a style that is refreshingly original. A modern adaptation of reggae, beach rock, and hip-hop with lyrics that speak tales of the struggle of real life and love.

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