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2019 Festival Performance Schedule

Thursday, September 26   Blues Evolution – Open to ALL

1:00 pm to 2:20 pm – Nash Theatre

Blues Evolution with MSG Acoustic Blues Trio Discussion on the evolution of the Piedmont Blues style, how it reflected life at that time and how it has influenced music styles since. MSG will treat the audience to a few songs along with a Q&A session.

Thursday, September 26 – Master Classes – Open to all students

2:30 pm Indie Music Class – Professional Development Class with Amy Aiken

In the 17-year lifespan of her Indie label, Northwind Records, Amy has seen and weathered industry changes. But for the Indie artist there are tools that every artist should have in place to build a successful career in the music industry. From album production to websites to tour management to pitfalls in the business, Amy has something to share. Bring your questions!

3:30 pm Songwriting – Welpe Theatre with Mike Aiken

In addition to being the festival founder, Mike Aiken has enjoyed a wide range of success as a professional songwriter and touring artist. He is happy to share his craft and insights. Bring your questions about songwriting and/or the business behind it.

4:30 pm Guitar – Nash Theatre Stage with Mike Aiken

Guitars have been by this artist’s side since elementary school. His style has evolved as different guitars came into his life. Learn what makes the right guitar for the job. Good for all skill levels. Likely there will be slide and finger-picking tips too. Bring questions and guitars but guitars are not mandatory.

Friday, September 27 – Songwriters in the Round Concert

7:00 pm to 10 pm.

RVCC Arts Theater – 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

Featuring TIM BUPPERT, LEA, MIKE AIKEN Songwriters-in-the-Round concert featuring three dynamic songwriters and performers, literally in the round!


Saturday, September 28

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Master Classes

Come learn what you like! Learn more by clicking on Workshops.

Guitar workshop with RON FETNER

Songwriting workshop with MIKE AIKEN

Indie Music Promotion workshop with AMY AIKEN, Northwind Records

Afternoon – Outdoor Festival

Outside the RVCC Theater – 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (Indoors if inclement weather.)

Enjoy music by:

12:30 p   MACHEIS WIND website

1:00 p     JONATHAN BEEDLE website

1:30 p    STARR CELESTE website

2:15 p     MSG ACOUSTIC BLUES TRIO website

3:15 p     LAURA CORTESE and the DANCE. CARDS website

4:30 p    JONTHAN BYRD website

1:00 – 5:00 pm Pick to your hearts content all afternoon in the Pickers Tent. Free and open to all. Bring your instrument. Host: DRAGONFLY MUSIC CAFE.

7:00 pm to 10 pm – RVCC Theater – 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

Tall Tales & Troubadours Show featuring the  MIKE AIKEN BAND. Doors open at 7 pm. Opening the evening will be our two very talented open mic winners …congratulations to KIM PARENT and CAROLYN MESSINA.


FESTIVAL HOURS – All performance times are subject to change.

Shop our select vendors, purchase food and/or BYO food and instrument.