Entertainment for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival included four days of live music.
Performers for 2017 were as follows:
Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes’ playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ‘n’ roll in between. Their goal is to get you up on your feet, and they never miss their target!
Like to dance? Love that Motown sound, the great horn bands of the ’60s and ’70s and hits from artists like Earth, Wind & Fire; The Four Tops; Chicago; Stevie Wonder; The Temptations; Blood Sweat and Tears; Tower of Power and much more: Then you will love The Nowhere Men.
Known as DC’s #1 Motown and variety dance band, the “Original” Moonlighters perform a mix of jazz, rhythm and blues, 1940s big-band swing standards, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot more.
Patty Reese’s soulful expression and powerhouse pipes have prompted comparisons with the likes of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan.
The Relics bring new life to classic songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The group was formed by members of the Greenbelt Community Church, among them Greenbelt’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen, Rick Ransom.
Johnny Seaton wows audiences with his performance of the music of Elvis Presley.
Mary Shaver and Zachary Sweeney play blues, country, rock and Mary’s original music. Mary has been a fixture on the area music scene for 26 years. Zach has been playing guitar for Wayne Hancock, the world’s finest purveyor of Juke Joint Swing, for the past 5 years. Come hear the two perform together—the result is pure chemistry and joy.
While primarily a classic rock band, the veteran musicians of Split 2nd cover all your favorite tunes from the ’60s to today’s music, from Motown to country and stretching across a variety of popular musical genres.
For more information, please contact the Festival Committee.