Pleasantville Music Festival 2023 Features They Might Be Giants, Allman Betts Band

Returning for its 17th year, the annual Pleasantville Music Festival has announced its lineup for the festival on Saturday, July 8, 2023. The main headliner for the event is They Might Be Giants, famous for “Birdhouse in Your Soul” and their version of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople).”

Also known as “New York’s Backyard Jam,” the Pleasantville Music Festival is sponsored by Northwell Health. Beyond music, there is local food and drink, a beer and wine garden, and a “Kids Fun Zone.” The event is a zero-waste program and will be held in Parkway Field in Pleasantville, NY. Bands are split between the Main Stage, the Chill Tent Stage, and the Party Stage.

Main Stage

They Might Be Giants is headlining both the festival and the Main Stage, with the alternative rock band from Brooklyn performing for over 35 years. Allman Betts Band is also playing on the main stage, a legacy band of the Allman Brothers. Another performer for the Main Stage is Allison Ponthier, who fuses many different musical flavors into a blend of upbeat, soul-baring, pop songs.

Other bands playing on the Main Stage include Blac Rabbit; Smooch with Matt Crossett; and Summer Fling, who is kicking off performances on the Main Stage. Summer Fling was also the winner of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition with the Pleasantville Music Festival.

Chill Tent Stage

Sophie B. Hawkins is the headliner for the Chill Tent Stage, known through her ’90s hits “Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover” and “As I Lay Me Down.” She is a Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling artist. Opening for the Chill Tent Stage is Ursula Hansberry, winner of the Chill Tent Battle of the Bands competition.

The Chill Tent Stage will also feature Pete Francis; Dave Casale; Petey Hop; The Moonrise Cartel; and Brandi and the Alexanders.

Party Stage

Headlining the Party Stage is The Criticals, a rock band out of Nashville. Hunter Road is opening for the Party Stage, another Battle of the Bands winner. Other performers include: Strange Neighbors; Moonunitt; SunDub; and Social Creatures.

For ticketing and more information on the 2023 event, please visit the Pleasantville Music Festival’s website.

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