I AM Fest 2012 Announces FULL Lineup!
*updated Thurs August 27, 11:00am
I Am Festival is back!
This year, we have moved the event into the heart of downtown New London. The two main stages will be located at Parade Plaza and the Hygienic Art Park.
I AM Festival returns to downtown New London this September 8 from Noon to 11pm. This will be the sixth iteration of the free outdoor event (the organizers took last year off to regroup and reconfigure the festival) and big changes are in store. Previously hosted on the Custom House Pier on the Waterfront Park, the 2012 festival will have two stages in the heart of the city center, the CT.com Stage at Parade Plaza (with its infamous Whale Tail) and the beautiful outdoor stage at the Hygienic Art Park. There will also two smaller showcase stages at the Oasis Pub (16 Bank Street) and The Telegraph (19 Golden Street). There will be an indie marketplace centered around the Parade Plaza featuring crafters, artisans, independent retailers, non-profits and food vendors.
I AM Festival has had a knack for booking artists on the verge of breaking big - from Matt & Kim and Girl Talk to Jay Reatard, Deerhoof, and The Drums - festival goers have an opportunity to see the future of music now at a free event. This year is no exception with a stellar cast of up-and-comers including Merge Records' Hospitality, Dom, Math the Band, Bear Hands, Sean Bones among many others. The organizers also make certain to point to some of our most successful and talented regional performers and for this year's line-up, we've proudly slected New England Music Awards Best New Artists The Suicide Dolls, the ever popular and party-waiting-to-happen crew in The Hempsteadys, as well as newcomers like New Haven's Sidewalk Dave (who will be celebrating the release of their new CD 'Hard On Romance'), Hartford's The Sea the Sea (featuring CT State Troubadour Chuck E. Costa) and Mystic's The GraveRobbers (fresh off their appearance at the legendary Newport Folk Fest).
More information ont he event (including band bios, schedules, and directions) is available at iamfest.org. I AM Fest is a production of New London Music Fest, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to creating exciting opportunities for musicians and music lovers in the city of New London, Connecticut. The event is made possible through a generous grant from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund.
The Fly Ones & The Lo-Lifes
The Sea The Sea
The Grave Robbers
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