Organizers of the Pleasantville Music Festival have announced that Big Head Todd and the Monsters will headline this year’s event, which is set to occur on Saturday, July 11, 2009. This will be the fifth year of the popular Festival, which draws thousands of music fans to the village each July.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters is a four-man band out of Boulder that is perhaps best known for its platinum-selling album Sister Sweetly, which featured three hit singles on the Billboard Charts (Broken Hearted Savior, Bittersweet and Circle). A fixture in the music scene of the Rocky Mountain States, the group has enjoyed critical success for nearly two decades and routinely delivers powerful live performances.
“We’re very excited to bring such a forceful and unique sounding rock band to Westchester this summer,” said Sol Skolnick, co-executive producer for the Pleasantville Music Festival. “This is a group that’s posted four top-ten singles. Big Head’s a very talented band and they’ll help make our fifth anniversary very special.”
The 2009 Pleasantville Music Festival will also feature Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, a band led by a guitar wunder-kind who has been exchanging licks with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Mark Knopfler and Peter Frampton. The Dream Jam Band, winner of four Children’s Music Web Awards for 2008, have also been confirmed.
“Each year we set out to bring talented performers to Pleasantville and to find acts that please all audiences, young and old,” said Rich Sarfaty, co- executive producer of the Festival. “As we assemble the 2009 performer line-up, I am pleased to see that, once again, the Festival will be a first rate cultural event that’s well suited to families.”
The Pleasantville Music Festival is presented by 107.1 FM, (WXPK) The Peak, the popular Westchester-based radio station that has acted as Festival presenter for 3 years. Dedicated to hosting original music with an emphasis on regional performers, the Festival supports a charitable partner each year. Over the years, the Pleasantville Music Festival has featured such performers as World Party, Roger McGuinn, Joan Osbourne, Dar Williams, the Damnwells, Graham Parker, Jonatha Brooke and Shawn Mullins.
This year’s Pleasantville Music Festival will run from 11:00AM to 8PM on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Those interested in being an event sponsor, performer or vendor are welcome to contact Sol Skolnick or Rich Sarfaty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available at www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com.
(Press release courtesy of Shea Communications.)