Soupstock Music & Arts Festival proudly announces its 2017 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 will take place over two days on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11 at Veterans Memorial Park in Shelton.
Directors Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Joe Mango and Derek Signore unveil 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 2017, Ska and Reggae Legends The Skatalites and Electrofunk powerhouse Particle co-headline the main stage with newcomers Sophistafunk and American Idol’s Elise Testone.
Also returning is favorite Ryan Montbleau with his new ensemble, Yes, Darling featuring Hayley Jane. Also sharing top billing are local mainstays, The Alpaca Gnomes and Bella’s Bartok, both returning to this year’s festival.
Established in 2010, Soupstock Music & Arts 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 of arts, cuisine and culture means there is something for everyone.
Our Vendor Village will have over 30 handmade artisans and non-profit organizations and the Kids Zone will be better than ever, providing a safe interactive environment for children of all ages with two major highlights this year: One World Puppetry and Creation Song Project. Our Annual Pro/Am Soup & Chili Cook-Off round out the event to make it extra delicious!
Proceeds will benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, furthering Art, Craft and Music Education for children and young adults.