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Marcia Ball brings Gulf Coast Blues to SolarFest in Manchester, VT on July 16th


Five-time Grammy Nominee Marcia Ball and her band will be rocking SolarFest with her soulful combination of boogie and blues, headlining on Saturday night, July 16th, at its new location at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.
Mike Bailey, SolarFest Trustee said, “What a good time to have Marcia’s smart songwriting and powerful party tunes on her only Vermont performance this summer, as we gather to share ideas and innovations while surrounded by beauty and art on Mt. Equinox.”
SolarFest will be held on July 15th & 16th, 2016 at the beautiful campus of the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont, situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, but located within a four-hour drive of Boston, Montreal, and New York City.
This two-day gathering of ideas and innovations begins the third decade of SolarFest’s solar-powered festival of energy education through the arts. Surrounded by the beautiful art on Mt. Equinox, SolarFest combines wide-ranging workshops, thought-provoking speakers, and the latest innovative technologies with top quality musical performers, including a singer-songwriter competition, along with Theater-in-the-Woods and many other family-friendly activities.

About SolarFest –
Since its inception in 1995, SolarFest promotes artistic excellence and community-building while providing both general and detailed information on a wide range of sustainable living topics. The mission of this 501(c)3 non-profit corporation is quite simple, and vital: SolarFest connects people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships to create a vibrant present and a sustainable future.
About Marcia Ball – The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She’s received a total of six Living Blues Awards, nine Blues Music Awards, and has received five Grammy Award nominations. Members: Marcia Ball – Piano, Vocals; Don Bennett – Bass; Damien Llanes – Drums; Michael Schermer – Guitar; Eric Bernhardt – Tenor Saxophone.

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