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Celebrate Holyoke Announces 2016 Music Lineup

HOLYOKE — The planning committee for Celebrate Holyoke 2016 announced the musical lineup for this year’s three-day summer festival on Aug. 26-28, highlighting a diverse range of musical favorites from around the region.

“We’re really excited about this year’s lineup of musical acts and are looking forward to welcoming an even bigger crowd to downtown Holyoke,” said Jenna Weingarten, Celebrate Holyoke’s executive director. “It was important to us that our lineup reflected Holyoke’s diverse community, and we’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.”

Music will begin on Friday night at 5 p.m. and last throughout the weekend until Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and includes the following bands and artists: Friday, Aug. 26, 5-11 p.m.: Basement Cats, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze, Jesus Pagan y Conjunto Barrio, and Joe Velez Creacion Latin Big Band; Saturday, Aug. 27, 12:30-11 p.m.: From the Woods, Skarroñeros, Paper City Exiles, Franny O Show, Trailer Park, Pabon Salsa, Eleven, and Brass Attack; Sunday, Aug. 28., 12:30-7:30 p.m.: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men, Union Jack, Los Sugar Kings, Dee Reilly, and Ray Mason Band.

Celebrate Holyoke is a weekend-long festival featuring live music, entertainment, and vendors. Last year, the festival drew approximately 15,000 people into the heart of downtown Holyoke over the course of three days. Slide the City, an internationally known, 1,000-foot slip and slide, will return to Celebrate Holyoke on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed and are critical in ensuring the success of Celebrate Holyoke. Anyone interested in being a part of this community event should call (413) 570-0389 or e-mail [email protected].

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