Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival is happening from August 16 to 18 and we here at over the past few weeks have been bringing you previews of the bands that will be playing the festival. We are wrapping up our preview with the daily schedule announcement as well as a preview of one of the Sunday headliners, Pork Tornado.
Pork Tornado is a band co-founded by Phish drummer Jon Fishman and Dan Archer, who is a record producer and engineer and helped record Phish’s album Lawn Boy. The band plays blues, country and rock covers as well as original material. First formed in 1997, the band never really got moving until Phish’s first hiatus in 2000. By 2002 the band had an album out and was touring regularly until Phish got back together. The band does not perform much anymore so it is always a pleasure to get a chance to see them. This is their only announced date for the rest of the year, so if you are a fan of the band you do not want to miss out on this show.
Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival has been setting up some amazing events for the weekend. There will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament with one lucky team getting a chance to take on the guys from The Main Squeeze. Tennis, kickball and softball games will also be taking place at the festival with artists joining in from time to time. All food and beer is covered from when you step on to the premises on Friday all the way through Sunday morning’s breakfast, with plenty of food available to buy throughout the remainder of the day.
The daily schedule was released yesterday and can be found here, but we would like to give you some of the highlights of each day. Friday kicks off at 3 PM with the Woody Brown Project and does not stop until 3:30 AM with a set by Boombox. Throughout Friday there are no sets scheduled to overlap with The New Mastersounds headlining the night. Saturday is the most packed day of the festival with music starting at 11 AM and going all day until a little before 4 AM. The afternoon is looking great with back to back to back sets by Keller Williams & More Than A Little, The Heavy Pets, and Marco Benevento. The night is looking great too with Nigel Hall Band going into Anders Osborne with John Medeski followed by Soulive & The Shady Horns with Maceo Parker. A late night Marco Benevento campfire set goes into The New Mastersounds & Friends set to close the day. This will be the first time in six years that there will be music all day Sunday and the line-up for the day is great. Music will be starting a little before 11 AM and go 12 full hours until 11 PM with no sets overlapping. The day ending back to backs see The Revivalists go into Pork Tornado and the festival will close with The M&M’s, a super group made for the festival that includes Stanton Moore, Maceo Parker, Papa Mali, John Medeski, Robert Mercurio, and Marco Benevento.
This is definitely going to be a great festival that you do not want to miss. The levels of funk that will be coming from the speakers all weekend is going to be intense. Tickets are available now here. Check out our full preview of the Equifunk festival here.