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The Lineup

Week 9: August 23 & 24
Main Stage! Friday Night, August 23rd: 6:30  - 10:00 PM

On Railroad Street in downtown Great Barrington.


Scoil Rince Breifne O Ruairc: Lower Railroad Street

Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc is an Irish dance school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Our mission is to inspire the love of Irish dance in everyone we meet. We teach traditional Irish dance classes to students pre-school age through adults, host a traditional Irish fiddling group, perform throughout Berkshire County, and compete in open-platform Irish dance competitions worldwide.

The Men o' War Balladeers: Lower Railroad Street

The Men o’ War Balladeers is a traditional folk group based in Cambridge, NY, performing traditional North American and Celtic ballads and sea shanties. They are known for a vocal-focused, harmony-rich sound, either unaccompanied or sensitively backed by acoustic guitar, Irish bouzouki, or concertina. Formed in 2016, the band has recorded and self-produced two full length studio albums: "Rise with the Moon" (2017); and "Low Lie the Fields" (2019), and one EP: "Live at Hubbard Hall!" (2017). Current members are Michael Raffel and Kristoffer Andrew Ross

Hack Monet: Upper Railroad Street

Berkshire based original rock/blues band
Friday Night, August 23rd: 6:30  - 8:30 PM

All around downtown Great Barrington.


Dav!d Reed: Castle Street Corner

Grab yer kitbag put, on yer travelin' shoes and embark on a unique musical odyssey from the sunny Caribbean to the backroads of Appalachia via the gritty juke joints of the deep Delta with singer-songwriter David Reed and his collection of guitars, percussion and spellbinding cigar box instruments. Whatever he picks from his wondrous songbag is guaranteed to make you feel glad. Come on along!

Brian Hailes: Gorham & Norton

Folk, rock, …and so much more! Brian Hailes has a wide range of styles that includes blues, country, jazz, and Broadway. As a trained opera singer he may even throw in a little Mozart!

Balloon Ben: TP Saddleblanket

Balloon Ben has been twisting and entertaining in Berkshire County and beyond for 12 years. His unique style allows him to meet almost any request. He loves a challenge, so feel free to use your imagination in your requests from this talented Airbender. Your imagination is the limit!

Daring Coyotes: Robin's Candy

Daring Coyotes was born under the high deserts winter moon in Joshua Tree as David Clark Carroll coaxed notes out of his mandolin to the howls of coyotes. He writes original acoustic music depicting the intersection between modern life and the natural world, now from his home in Easthampton, MA. His album Odyssey of the Far West was a fond farewell to California released in 2021. New album coming in 2024 thanks to a huge stash of songs written for the February Album Writing Month Challenge all about life in New England.

Karen and David: Carr Hardware

Karen Berger & David Hodge have been bringing music to Southern Berkshires since moving here in 2004 to teach music. Their fun arrangements of popular songs, as well as David's originals, are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Colby Lewis: Triplex Courtyard

Playing the best of the 70's classic folk rock. Come sing along.
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