InSpire Living Arts Festival Begins Friday

With the help of Blue Moon Management, the InSpire Living Arts Festival will be a two-day event to appeal to local residents and out-of-town visitors to patronize downtown Jamestown’s hotels and businesses creating an economic impact for the entire region.

Headlining Friday at 8 p.m. is Driftwood, a popular national touring American band with an underground fan base. They also have a devout following, and a sizeable discography. Headlining Saturday at 8 p.m. is Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, who first received praise for its live show, which combines world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics. In recent years the band’s studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. They have a large and dedicated fanbase, including many in our targeted regional demographic, 75,000 monthly listeners on Spotify with almost 2 million plays of their top song.

Both of these acts are known for drawing audiences reaching a several-hour radius.

It is anticipated that each of these bands will attract 200-400 additional patrons with a high likelihood of fans traveling to attend from areas such as Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

The full schedule at The Spire Theater 317 E 3rd St, Jamestown, will be available at inspirejamestown.com. Check facebook.com/spiretheater for the latest details. For more information contact 450-7357.

This festival is made possible with grant funding provided through Jamestown’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative award provided by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York state through Homes and Community Renewal and the Fund for Downtown Programming administrated by the Jamestown Local Development Corp.


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