Gladys Knight with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will headline the second annual Martha’s Vineyard Festival on August 10 at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, MA. The Festival Network production also includes also The Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, Willy Mason, Kate Taylor, Entrain with Phil DaRosa, and piano sensation Minami Morita with her quartet.
This year, the Martha’s Vineyard Festival will include many more artists than last inaugural year, extending the schedule from mid-afternoon into the night. The event has also expanded its programming, embracing other art forms.
In addition to music, the festival will present “Tribal Art on the Vineyard” on Saturday, August 2-3 at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The art exhibit, which benefits the NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard, is a collection of highly unique and rare ethnographical tribal art on display to the public for the very first time. The festival is also featuring a new film, “Zeb – Schooner Life,” that will screen all summer long at various island locations.
“We are thrilled that this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Festival will contribute directly to the community by generating business for the local economy while partnering with island-based charitable organizations,” said Tom Shepard, CEO of Festival Network, in a statement. “This stellar lineup exemplifies the type of quality concert experience we strive to achieve at all of our festivals.”