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Diverse Musical Stylings a Key Ingredient to Collinsville Hot

July 15, 2016 Arts and Entertainment, Community No Comments

13709880_10208663254332380_1724271322483382302_nThis site’s Collinsville Hot coverage has been graciously sponsored by Carol and Co., D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin and Ward Kilduff Mortgage.

By John Fitts 

There will be certainly be no shortage or variety of music and entertainment at this year’s Collinsville Hot.

Nearly 20 musical acts will grace the two primary stages, and a third smaller one, at the second annual festival in downtown Collinsville on July 16.

Styles include rock, funk, jazz, folk, soul, bluegrass and reggae. Some groups are regularly seen in Collinsville while others stop by less often. There’s even several regional and nationally renowned musicians in the mix.

All the musicians on the main stage in the town hall parking lot, and many of those on the River Street stage, have a direct connection to Downright Music and Art, said co-owner Andrew Decker. In the 10 years the business has been in Collinsville, their musical seeds have spread widely.

“It’s kind of cool,” Decker said. “Everyone on the Main Stage has some type of connection to Downright,” said Decker, who added that business co-owner Naomi Kravitz has spent months coordinating the acts.

Those connections include current and former students, current and former teachers, former students turned teachers, parents of students and friends.

Taking the concept further will be a performance by The Downright Music Band. In addition to current teachers it features some well-known Canton High School graduates regarded for their jazz skills such as Tom Kelley, Jackson FitzGerald and Jake Tilton. If that weren’t enough, jazz musicians such as guitarist Jesse Combs of West End Blend and will also join the musicians on stage.

Among the names local fans will recognize include Krista Johnson, Collinsville String Band, Kais and Dollz, Ragtop Doozy and Scott Sebastian. High Tide features members of HannaH’s Field.

“There’s a lot of local acts, which is cool,” Decker said. “Everyone is so talented.”

Capping of the evening will be two sets by Fuzz and Carrie from “Caravan of Thieves” along with friends. Fuzz is also formerly of Deep Banana Blackout. They will play two sets, intersected by the fire performance of Harwinton-based Matica Arts. Its members have performed in Collinsville several times, including last year’s festival. Matica will also showcase its various talents during the day in various locales off River and Main streets.

Decker said Main Stage sound will be provided by a company run by Canton resident Steven LaPointe.
Sebastian, in conjunction with AskMe Music, is running sound at the River Street stage.
The music schedule is as follows. Additionally a third, smaller stage will be set up near the main stage. There, student bands will play during set breaks, Decker said.
The Entertainment Schedule is as follows:
Main Street Stage
12:30-1:30 p.m. — Full Pour (blues/rock)
2-3 p.m. — Kais and Dollz  (alternative pop/rock music)
3:30-4:30 p.m. — KC Sisters  (5 sisters in band – roots Americana music)
5:00-6:00 p.m. — Ragtop Doozy  (Funk/rock music)
6:30-7:30 p.m — Downright Music  (Downright teachers – all music genres)
8-9 p.m — Fuzz and Carrie from “Caravan of Thieves” and Friends
9-9:30 p.m — The fire performance from Matica Arts
9:30-10:30 p.m — Fuzz and Carrie from “Caravan of Thieves” and Friends – (second set)

River Street Stage

Corner of River Street and Main Street
11:45-12:45 — The Green Jazz Band (Jazz)
12:45-1:30 — Magic Act (Peter James)
1:30-2:30  — G-Tree (Blues/Rock/Funk)
2:45-3:15 — Scott Sebastian (Original Rock)
3:30-4:15 — Ruben’s Basement (soft rock)
4:30-5:00 — Krista Johnson  (acoustic bliss/Soul)
5:15-6:15  — Collinsville String Band (Bluegrass/ Folk)
6:30-7:30 — Reptilian Czar (Music of The Doors)
7:45-8:45 — High Tide (Reggae/Dance)
Music lovers should also note that long-time Saturday Night Live band vocalist Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez will perform at Bridge Street Live, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Larry Pit will perform at the Crown and Hammer at 9 p.m. and The Podunk Throwbacks will play on the porch at Wilson’s at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Collinsville Hot takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday July 16.

Set on Main and River streets, the festivities will also include two artisan fairs, a community canvas art project, business and community vendors and displays, food, a family chill zone and a fire show in the parking lot off Main Street. A shuttle bus will run to and from Canton High School at 76 Simonds Ave. from noon to 11 p.m.

See more at http://collinsvillehot.com or in our previous story here.

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