Bright Music Festival

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2018 Bands

2017 Featured Bands

Llama Tsunami

Joining us for the third year!

Mixing rock instruments with a full horn section and delivering an enthusiastic live performance, Llama Tsunami is proud to be a ska band. Fans of Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, and Save Ferris will delight in this CT band’s catchy horn riffs and danceable, rocking energy. Inspiring sing-alongs since 2008, Llama Tsunami has developed a strong fan base and encouraged a revitalization of ska music in their area.


Back for the second year!
Based out of southeastern Connecticut, Almost-Alien (formerly The Last Minute Men) are a pop/rock group that is soon to be your new favorite band. Almost-Alien has been described as "super cool, awesome, rad..." and even have gone as far as creating a new word, "doink", to describe them. There is about a 90% possibility this was by the members but it is uncertain nonetheless. These young lads, looking to make happy music tunes for your ear holes, have been described by one fan as if "Morgan Freeman had a band with Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra." Almost-Alien includes  Josh Leffingwell (lead vocals), Danny Sitko (guitar, backup vocals), J.T. Spranklin (bass guitar), and Devin Noe (drums).  For more about Almost-Alien - including info about their new album - check out their Facebook page!

Check with Beth

Formerly known as Hands Down, the new band is here to bring themselves to new heights. Check With Beth started in the beginning of 2013 with Cody Waites on guitar and vocals, Jack England on guitar and vocals, Aaron Maddux on drums and vocals and Alex Waites on the bass guitar. Check With Beth has a great mix of music influences from All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Story So Far, Neck Deep, The Maine, A Rocket To the Moon, and so much more.


Fleet is a funk rock group based in Norwich, CT. The band consists of Nate Hogg on drums, Marcus Dipollina on guitar perc and Danny Fleet on vox and guitar


Past Performers


Palmtrixx will be playing at the Bright Music Festival.

The Friendly Ghost

The Friendly Ghost is an alternative folk band from the New London/Waterford area roughly founded in 2009. Living rooms, mountaintops, basements, and pizza shops are their usual haunts. Their debut full-length album is scheduled for later 2015 as they collaborate with Llama Tsunami member and studio engineer, Ben Perry, to get all their ideas in some sort of order.

They are Victor Chiburis, Joe Attwater, Hannah Schenk, and Josh “Harpo” Marcks.