Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soupstock Festival set for June 20-21 at Veteran's Park in Shelton

SHELTON >> Soupstock Festival has announced its 2015 music lineup bringing together national and local touring acts and exciting newcomers to the stage.

The Festival once again invites area residents of all ages to come and experience an arts, music and culinary experience like no other. The annual event has expanded to two days and will take place Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at Veteran’s Park in Shelton.

Music Director Joe Mango unveils a lineup that follows the contour of previous festivals celebrating the best in local talent to match national acts otherwise reserved for ticketed events. New for 2015, Los Angeles Electrofunk powerhouse Particle co-headline with New Orleans Funk group Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Also returning is favorite Ryan Montbleau who is in the midst of his own regional tour. Also sharing top billing are Cabinet and Roots of Creation, who are both making their first appearance at Soupstock.

Performers at this year’s festival also and more Nardy Boy, Hayley Jane and the Primates and Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan. In all, 25 performers will grace the festivals two stages this year. Full lineup is available at the Soupstock Festival website.

Established in 2010, the Soupstock Festival has grown organically into one of Connecticut’s leading independent arts and music events. The festival has earned its reputation by attracting premier talent across all mediums to provide a landscape meant to please all the senses. The festival’s mixture arts, cuisine and culture means there is something for everyone. Our local craft market will be larger than ever and the kids fun zone once again provides a safe interactive environment for children of all ages.

These compliment annual staples such as the Student Art Competition and the 6th Annual Pro/Am Soup Cook-Off in addition to the first annual Chili Cook-Off to take place Sunday, June 21.

Information regarding submissions to both can be found by visiting the festival's website.

Proceeds will benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, furthering Art, Craft and Music Education for children and Young Adults.

For more information, visit www.soupstockfestival.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soupsstockfestival. For more information and volunteer opportunities, please contact at media@soupstockfestival.org.

This is a press release from the Soupstock Festival.

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