Entertainment

Entertainment for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival includes four days of live music.

Performers for 2019 include:

Interweaving storytelling with dance, Alight Dance Theater will present an excerpt from Faerie, which puts a lens to centuries of storytelling to feature the multidimensionality of these mythical creatures and celebrate the notion of individuality.



Back to the Beach, a Beach Boys tribute band, performs their rendition of the rock group’s classic hits from the 1960s.


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!


Katy Gaughan is a drummer and drum circle facilitator who loves bringing people together through the positive vibrations of the drum. Through her organization Drumming for Wellness, Katy facilitates group drumming experiences for wellness, community building and celebration. She’s led drum circles at Greenbelt’s 4th of July celebration, the Green Man Festival, Labor Day Festival and at the New Deal Cafe.


Granny and the Boys — the name says it all! Come hear Alice Donahue and her four “boys” perform their own special brand of live funk fusion on keyboard, bass, guitar, and drums.


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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.


Johnny Seaton wows audiences with his performance of the music of Elvis Presley.



Mary Shaver is a blues artist influenced by the likes of Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton and Etta James. She labels her own style as “Texas, Louisiana and Chicago Blues meets Memphis Soul.” At this year’s festival, Mary will be performing with the band Bad Influence.


While primarily a classic rock band, Split 2nd covers all your favorite tunes from the ’60s to today’s music, from Motown to country and stretching across a variety of popular musical genres.


The 2 4 U Band (Janet and Ralph) have been performing a variety of musical styles for over 27 years featuring one of the most versatile female vocalists in the DC area.


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For more information, please contact the Festival Committee.

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