Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weather Report

Forecast: Sunny, dry and high 80's - come prepared!

And don't forget to read the FAQ, to maximize your day...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Only one week 'til the big day!

Please make sure you all review the FAQ so there is no confusion about what to bring, where to park, etc...

And if for some reason you still haven't gotten the e-vite and want to attend the best free lakeside music festival in New England, please send me a message a.s.a.p. Remember: you cannot get in if you have not confirmed on the official e-vite!

See you all Saturday!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

E-Vite Away!

I sent out the e-vite for the event earlier today. If you come across this and I missed adding you to the list, please send me an e-mail or a message on Facebook, and I will rectify it. Don't forget to read the FAQs thoroughly, and we will see you all in just over 3 months...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fresh Faces

Each year there will be a mix of musicians from previous years and an influx of "new blood". In 2011 we are thrilled to welcome the following talented acts:
  • Abbie Barrett is a touring machine out of Somerville, MA, with gigs nearly every week all over New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, both solo and with her band The Last Date.
  • The Rafters hail from Lowell, MA and are comprised of the married duo Dave and Miki. They formed in 2006 and have been telling stories with their unique blend of acoustic pop-folk in coffeehouses and at festivals ever since.
With one or two slots left to fill, this post may be updated once or twice. Meanwhile, check out the websites of both of these amazing new additions to this year's festival, and remember to save the date!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Returning Musicians

We are fortunate enough to have back several of last year's performers!
  • Elizabeth Lorrey has been performing regularly since last year's event, and her spring is as full as ever, including several gigs at the cool Cafe Verde in Lawrence, MA, and an EP release of new material due out in March or April.
  • Almanac Mountain's Christopher Cote had a busy fall, hosting his monthly local music series, "Goodnight, John Boy" up in Rollinsford, New Hampshire. He also had time to release his fantastic full-length album "So Many Seas".
  • Vanessa Kafka has spent her time since the inaugural 'Fest back in school, working hard on her MBA. Lucky for us, 'school's out for summer'!
They have all graciously agreed to return, to enjoy the day with us and play some music, songs both familiar and new.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Year Two: Begin

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Wyman's Pond Music Fest site. This year's event will take place on Saturday, July 30th.

Most details will be the same as last year:
  • It will begin at noon, and end around sunset.
  • This is a non-commercial event. There is nothing for sale, and admission is free, with invitation.
  • As stated, it is invitation only. If you have not responded to the forthcoming e-vite (or made other arrangements with us) by the date of the festival, you will be turned away. The WPMF is on private property, and order must be maintained.
  • It is kid-friendly: bring the whole family!
  • Treat it like a typical beach day - bring whatever you need (food & beverages, lawn chair, swimsuit & towel, frisbee, etc...) for a fun lakeside day of music, outdoor dining, and swimming. There will be at least two grills (and perhaps the firepit) for cooking whatever you choose to bring, a portable rest room on site, and several tables for general use.
  • Parking is on the lake side of the street, for safety and space considerations. You can drive down to unload if you have a lot of stuff, but you must move your vehicle back up the hill immediately thereafter.
A few details have changed:
  • We will have a small generator for microphones for the performers. No more straining to hear the words if you are in the water or at the far end of the lawn. However, there will still be no electric instruments.
  • This year's line-up will be a mix of musicians from last year and a few new ones, for a good balance of experiencing old favorites and being exposed to new songs and styles.
I will post FAQ sections (as I did last year) sometime soon. Send any questions or pressing concerns to me at and I will get back to you as soon as possible. And please consider becoming a "follower" of this blog for up to date information as it arises, as well as for important performer announcements and links. And finally, here is to this second year being even more amazing than the first...