Winner of the 5th Annual Molly Finn Battle of the Bands, Milkbread is a large ensemble jazz band that incorporates a bit of hip hop into its songs. The band was formed by a group of Jazz majors at the University of Rhode Island who wanted to "bring thought provoking, theoretically complex and emotionally moving music to the masses." Members include Ben Shaw, vocalist and tenor sax player, Dylan LaGamma on bass, Dylan Sevey on drums, Brendan Moore on keyboard, Chris Gagnon on alto and tenor sax, Matt Reagan on guitar and Seath Bailey on trumpet. The band has performed at AS220, The Met, The Roosts Cafe, The Wheelhouse Tavern and the 201.
The concert will be held in the nature preserve's Quarry Meadow. Seating is on the grass. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and arrive 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure a place to park and time to make your way down to the Quarry Meadow. Parking is available in the Rogers High School parking lot. FREE.
Music Month is one of a series of events held at Ballard Park this summer. The series is supported by sponsors that include:
Lead Singer Sponsor:
Back Up Singer Sponsors:
Marriam and Al Ring, Newport Grand, Salve Regina University, Stagecraft Sound and Lighting and T.J. Brown, Inc.