Organizers of the Austin Dam Show are looking forward to shaking things up at the 10th year of the annual music festival, with 12 hours of great live music, from noon to midnight on Saturday, July 28. With a variety of locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists, musical styles will range from Jakob’s Hollow’s folk tunes with a local flavor, to the big sound of nationally and internationally touring Flux Capacitor and the award winning sounds of MiZ.
A 2012 recipient of the Tri-State Indie award for Best Indie Acoustic Artist of the Year, MiZ will headline this year’s show. MiZ brings a fusion of folk, rock, bluegrass and blues; in short a melting pot blended into what would best be categorized as “pure Americana.” Since it’s inception in 2010, MiZ has opened for acts including Derek Trucks, Bob Dylan, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Blues Traveler, Mickey Hart and the Little River Band. Hailing from Scranton and touring throughout the Northeast, in addition to the Dam Show, MiZ is slated to play the main stage at the Allman Brothers’ Peach Festival this summer.
Joining MiZ will be AudioInflux. Jazz infused funk wrapped in soul only begins to describe this Rochester, NY groove band. AudioInflux is one of the hottest and fastest rising acts touring the region today. With a mix of funk, soul, jam and reggae, AudioInflux is driven to keep people moving, with consistently danceable arrangements and positive lyrics.
Emerging from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, and joining the mix at the Dam Show, is the big sound of the phenom band, Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the national music scene. This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. After a southeast U.S. tour and a two week stint in Great Britain, Flux Capacitor returns to the states with a full lineup of shows in the Northeast this summer. Expect improvisation, musical segways, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a one of a kind experience in your encounter with Flux Capacitor.
Modified Nouns may be an unfamiliar name, but fans of the festival scene will recognize its members from their days with old school faves, Big Leg Emma and the New Dylans. Former members of the two groups have reinvented themselves as Modified Nouns. Now out of Warren, PA their rolling sounds and thoughtful lyrics reflect their vast experience in the music scene.
A Dam Show tradition, Jakob’s Hollow returns with its locally inspired folk sound, headed by Steve Quelet. Also appearing at the show will be local faves, Frakus. Upstate NY singer/songwriter, Kevin MacConkey, will entertain between sets.
Groovin’ Lumens lightshow will again light up the dam at dark with colorful multimedia projection lighting, bringing the dam alive.
Tickets are available at the Cockeyed Cricket, E.O. Austin Home & Museum, and Big Mike’s Dairy Dine in Austin, at Olga Gallery, Café & Bistro and the Potter County Visitors Association in Coudersport, and at Endeavor News/Copy Katz in Emporium. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://damshow.com. Tickets are $15 before June 1 and $25 after June 1. A small service fee will be added to tickets purchased online. Camping at the show costs $10 for the weekend. Parking is $5. Camping and parking must be paid at the gate.
The Dam Show is sponsored in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For more information, visit the new Dam Show website at http://damshow.com.