The Naukabout, the 3rd Annual Festival of Cape Cod, will return to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA on Saturday, August 7, 2010, from 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The 2010 event will feature The Naukabout's most impressive lineup to date. Multi-Grammy award winner Bela Fleck, world class Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and contemporary bassist Edgar Meyer will perform as a trio to headline the festival.
Tickets for The Naukabout will go on sale Saturday, May 1 at www.naukabout.com and are $27 in advance, $30 day of show at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Gates open at 12:30PM.
The Naukabout will feature continuous music throughout the day, with 10 bands performing on two stages. Joining the trio of Bela Fleck , Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer on the main stage will be the Ryan Montbleau Band, Barefoot Truth, Adam Ezra Group and Black Marmot. On the Naukabout side stage, Will Dailey & The Rivals, Lilly Scott with Varlet, Jeff Conley Band and Jon Beninghof will all perform throughout the day. The opening act for the side stage will be chosen through a special online contest with Sonicbids.com.
Naukabout is a lifestyle brand specializing in Afterwear: comfortable, quality clothing for people to savor their favorite moments after work and sport. Founded by Russ Gentile and Brook Conley, the company strives to inspire and create opportunities for all people to knockabout - to relax and enjoy life - by sponsoring events like the Naukabout Music Festival. A portion of the proceeds raised by the festival will benefit Naukabout Gives, the charitable arm of the company that strives to help children discover and achieve their dreams.
"Growing up, our father would come home after work and change into his knockabouts - the clothes he wore to play ball with his kids. These moments - when we put work aside to appreciate friends, family and life's simple pleasures, are what inspires Naukabout," said Adam Conley, chief operating officer for Naukabout. "The Naukabout Music Festival is designed to create such a moment - both for those who attend the festival and for the kids who benefit from the funds we raise. It truly can make a difference."
A portion of the proceeds from the 2010 festival will benefit the Fresh Air Fund, an independent non-profit that provides inner-city children in need the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities.
In 2009, nearly 2000 people turned out to see performances from Rusted Root, Trippin' Lily, The Ryan Montbleau Band and many others. In 2010, The Ryan Montbleau Band is just one of the bands that will take the stage, including:
Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer - three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments.. Thirteen time Grammy Award winner Bela Fleck, the premiere banjo player in the world will be joined by world music phenomenon Zakir Hussain and contemporary bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. The trio will headline the Festival
Ryan Montbleau Band - In a return performance at The Naukabout, the Ryan Montbleau Band will bring a fresh sound that has hints of Americana, folk, blues, ragtime and '70's R&B and soul all wrapped into one package.
Barefoot Truth -Hailing from Mystic Connecticut, the roots-rock band Barefoot Truth has quickly become a symbol of independent music success, and is certainly one of the biggest bands you've never heard of'. Mixing the sounds of folk, rock, jazz, and reggae, with lyrics full of unbridled optimism, the band has crafted a sound that is distinctly their own
Adam Ezra Group - The Adam Ezra Group is the new voice in Boston's acoustic rock scene, combining Ezra's passion for smart, well-written lyrics with their unique diversity of roots, pop and acoustic rock sound.
Black Marmot- With a blend of acoustic folk and rock and the occasional touch of blues and country, the music of Black Marmot is an appealing mixture of melodic stylings. Each song is so unique, drawing from a multitude of musical and lyrical backgrounds, that there is never any repetition; only the constant reinvention of the band.
The Barnstable County Fairgrounds is located at 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151 in East Falmouth, MA 02536. For tickets and complete show information visit www.naukabout.com.
About Naukabout, LLC - Naukabout is a lifestyle brand based on finding the balance between life and life's adventures. With the key components of a private-label apparel line, the Naukabout Music Festival and Naukabout Gives, the Naukabout Brand is committed to creating a community founded on Naukabout moments, encouraging people to answer the question: "Where and how do you Naukabout?" Founded in 2007, Naukabout is a private company headquartered in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with corporate offices in Rhode Island. For more information visit www.naukabout.com