Line Up

We are up and running... we're currently adding our many performers to our line-up page - if you have submitted an application to perform but do not see yourself listed yet, please check back in a few days.  We hope to have everyone up soon. If you see your submission and there are errors or if you wish to change anything, please e-mail with "changes" in the subject line.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

NOTE: not all links (web pages, FB, music links) are up yet, but they will be added soon.

We started playing together 13 years ago. After my son 1st Lt Derek Hines was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 the band was started by my friends to help me deal with the loss of my son. Twelve years later we are still getting together weekly and play fundraisers and private parties in the Newburyport area. We play a mix of classic rock, country and soft rock. Covering several genres such as Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynrd to Imagine Dragons and Jason Aldean.

Adam McCauley
I perform acoustic covers and original hand drum songs. Check out my site for audio/video and more info on my career as a performing artist. This will be my 4th year submitting to volunteer for PlumFest and every year is a blast, rain or shine. Hope to see you there!

Alaina Ray
16 yr old singer/songwriter with soulful vibe, plays both originals and covers.

Alaina Ray Facebook Page

Alec Hutson
Experimental folk-soul-pop

Alicia Catalano Band
Small three person band playing mostly acoustic with originals and some covers. We have been playing together for about 5 years. We are a brother (Nick), sister (Alicia) and uncle (A.J.) trio. Nick and Alicia grew up in Newburyport. AJ is from Maine.

Alter Ego
Rock Covers from 70's through 00's

Alter Ego Web Site
Alter Ego Facebook Page


American Ride Acoustic Duo EXTRAVAGANZA
Acoustic versions of mostly current modern country covers with a little classic/southern rock, blues, pop, 80's, a little bit of everything.

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin is Dinosaur Rock for the Modern Man. Born and raised in the 80's but steeped and schooled in the radio classics of the last 50 years, he has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of 8. His music is a timeless blend of the 60's guitar rock of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles with the introspection of 70's singer-songwriters Randy Newman and Paul Simon, and the slick 80's pop of Peter Gabriel and the Police. His original songs are sung with an understated honesty set against adventurous and expansive rock arrangements.

Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt burst on the scene in 1973 with his iconic Columbia single 'Avenging Annie'. He spent 4 years in the big time, then disappeared, but really he never stopped. He now has a ton of quality material on the web.

Rolling Stone said, "By reviving the dream of rock as an art and then re-inventing it, Pratt has forever changed the face of rock"

Andy Pratt Facebook Page
Andy Pratt Bandcamp Page

No Yer Not
Avenging Annie

Audrey Cooper
Contemporary pop covers

Be Imagine Music Studio
Youth bands & soloists performing covers and original songs. We are a music studio made up of all the instructors that taught at Haverhill Music Centre which started in 1955. When they closed in 2012, Benjamin Goldbaum (me) and all the teachers started teaching at Be Imagine. Our band program has been going strong ever since with 7 years in a row at the Topsfield Fair and many other local shows.

Blue Heartache
Blue Heartache is composed of four individuals who got together based on their mutual love of great American music, from country, to blues, Americana, and classic rock and roll music. We draw from all these influences to create a deep and rich catalog of great music. Based in Seabrook, NH, Blue Heartache can be found performing all over the North Shore and southern New Hampshire.

blue heartache Facebook Page
blue heartache Web Site

blue heartache Soundcloud Page

Bob Greenman
Bob Greenman is a singer/song-writer whose songs tell a story. His influences include alt-country, Americana, and blues artists. His repertoire is occasionally infused with a cover or two by those artists who have influenced him.

Bob Kramer Band
PI and north of Boston musicians playing a mix of music that is rockin, rootsy and blue.

Bob Kramer Band Facebook Page
Bob Kramer Band website

Bad Moon Rising
High Shelf Booze

Bon Saints
Melodic Indie Pop/Rock performed acoustically

Bon Saints Facebook Page
Bon Saints Reverbnation Page

Boondock Sinners
An acoustic duo, Paul Duffy and Donna Landry play a wide array of classics and current music, ranging from folk, rock, country and pop.

Boston Accents
Boston Accents is a fun, danceable classic rock band with music covering all decades. We focus on the enjoyment of our listening audience.

Caillie Hughes
Caillie Hughes is an acoustic multi-genre, recording and performing singer/songwriter, whose passion comes alive with her unique style and sound. Whether it's a slow ballad or a get up dance groove her authenticity is raw and soulful. She is self taught on guitar, the keys and drums.

Caillie Hughes Facebook Page

Wherever You Will Go
Isn't She Lovely

Captain Ed
Acoustic Guitar. Soft rock in my own interpretation

Charlieocity (aka, Charlie Russell)
Been writing songs lately. A few I just love and want to share, along with some covers.

The Chickenshack Bluegrass Band
The Chickenshack Bluegrass Band puts renewed energy into traditional bluegrass songs. They will also put a fun twist on songs from artists such as: The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, and The Eagles to name a few. Although they are accomplished instrumentalists they also have vocal versatility which enables them to arrange each song differently and provide a fresh approach throughout a set. From fairs to fundraisers the Chickenshack Bluegrass Band can keep an audience engaged and feet tapping.

Chris O'Donnell
Soothing acoustic alternative rock spanning five decades, putting my own spin on early 70s rock, 80s new wave, 90s alternative and present day rock and alternative: U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Jason Isbell, Bowie, Jackson Browne, Crowded House, Radiohead, Psychedelic Furs among others.

The Covenettes
We started the band after the death of my sister to sings some songs at her memorial last year. We found out we liked it so much that we continued on practicing and did our first porchfest last year in Jamaica Plain. We like the 40's to 70's , country, rock, blues, pop everything from Billie Holiday to the Partridge Family, very eclectic Currently we have written approximately 10 originals and do quite a few covers. We range in age from 55 to 72 years old.

Currier Square
We are an acoustic singer-songwriter duo based out of Haverhill, MA. We have performed together in various band iterations since the 1970's, but today primarily perform at acoustic venues, and feature many original songs from our two released CD's, "Going Home" (2017) and "River Town" (2019). Our genre is primarily folk, folk-rock, with a bit of country mixed in.

Dodging Frogs
Robin Bornstein & Ric Page perform well loved yet seldom heard covers, spanning many genres including blues, jazz & rock along with originals! Something for everyone!

Eric and Julian Colville
All original folk-pop-rock.

Essex River Rounders
We are an acoustic string band, five strong, from Ipswich, Essex, Hamilton, and Newburyport. We play a mix of folk, blues, blue grass, old-timey, rag time, pop, and other songs and tunes that fit into our vision of the band.

Fading Minds
Fading Minds is 3-piece 'Coffee House' style band and we play mostly melodic covers in the vein of The Beatles,Tom Petty and Springsteen, we also mix in few originals as well. The three members in the band have been life long friends (in our early 50's now) and have all enjoyed playing/recording and performing music since we were teenagers.

Francois Simard
Multi instrumentalists talented and versatile artist with more then 20 years of touring around the globe with a powerful voice and a charismatic personality.

Francois Simard Facebook Page

Francois Simard You Tube Page

I am a rapper who lives on plum island. My music is hip-hop and R&B concentrated.

Geoff and Elaine Duo
One finger-style guitar player, two harmonic voices!!

George Belli and the Retroactivists
British Invasion 60's Rock Forgotten 45's Originals & Rockabilly Electric or Acoustic Full Band

George Belli and the Retroactivists Facebook Page
George Belli and the Retroactivists Facebook Videos

Psychedelic progressive power pop

Goats on Tour
Acoustic / bluegrass / Irish / folk / fiddle

We are a 3 piece rock 'n' roll band that has played all over New England. We currently have 3 Albums and 1 single out on most streaming platforms. Our sound is rhythm-driven with a danceable taste tossed in.

Greg Guba
Experienced Solo performer and songwriter who performs classics, blues, original (with humor) on resonator and standard guitar.

Greg Guba Facebook Page
Greg Guba Soundcamp Page
Greg Guba YouTube Page

Half Built Death Star
Half Built Death Star is a cover band who do both toned down acoustic and cranked up electric sets consisting of songs from Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, James Gang and the Who among others. They also weave in newer alternative acoustic covers from bands like Nirvana, Weezer, and others to mix things up a bit and have some blues standards they work into their set when right.

Hey Now (Sam, Maddy & Dad)
Acoustic. Old, New & everything in between.

The High Road Drifters
Party on the bayside! We are a high energy Americana country rockin' boogie bluesy jam band based out of Boston, MA. Our shows are a sonic celebration that brings good people together. Playing mostly cover songs, our style is everything from country to blues, Irish to rock, folk to funk, and reggae to bluegrass and each tune has it's own unique twist. Come celebrate with us!!

High Road Drifters Facebook Page

Jamie Cain
I am a solo artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter and I perform covers and some originals when asked. My music is folk style in the same vein as Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Ernie Halter. My brand of music is intended to help to bring people together and connect through a message of inclusion.

Jay DiBiasio
Jay is a guitarist and songwriter from Beverly, MA. His 2014 original album "Battuto" was rated a top 10 album of 2014 by The Noise magazine. Stylings from surf rock to twangy country and gypsy punk he performs by himself and with several bands in The Boston and New England area.

Jay DiBiasio Facebook Page

North Carolina Hymn
Arkansas Bob's Corn on the Cob

Jim Gould & Doc Zig
Country Blues, Traditional, Americana and acoustic classics. Mostly original arrangements, featuring traditional stringed instruments and vocal harmonies. We cover artists such as Leadbelly, Ian & Sylvia, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, the Dead, etc, as well as traditional songs from days past, mixed with a few originals.

The Jim Larkin Situation
Jim Larkin is a Boston-based bass player and drummer and a founding band member of the Soul artist Jesse Dee. He has performed with and recorded on dozens of Boston artists' records and toured internationally since 2002. Jim can be seen regularly performing throughout New England with Jesse Dee, Spotted Tiger, Danielle M and the Glory Junkies, and as a solo performer.

The JiveKats
The JiveKats are an acoustic/electric band who interpret the roots of today's popular music. They play songs by the Masters of today's genres as well as the contemporary artists whose music is based on them. Original music is also featured, spotlighting the songs of long-time New England band, Aces & Eights, from Aces's members David West and Earl Dirt Munson. Our lead vocalist is Katherine Nikitas who is well known as a feature performer on New England's Coffee House circuit.

John Copeland
I play an eclectic mix of rock covers from the 1960s through the present. I use a loop pedal and vocal harmonizer to create a fuller sound. My song selection includes popular tunes as well as forgotten favorites. There is something for everyone to enjoy in each set.

John Copeland Reverbnation Page

Johnny Tags
Local Musician playing Orginal and Cover Acoustic Rock.

Just the Sinners
Local group of creative people playing for fun and applause! We cover a wide variety of artists in the bluesy rock genre.

Kev G Mor
Kev G Mor is a singer songwriter that tells a story of mental illness and recovery through acoustic folk and blues.

KIm Snyder
I am a singer/songwriter playing originals and some covers. My songs are in the indie folk/rock category with jazz and blues influence. I play solo, due and trio sets with hand percussion and saxophone. Derrick Feole and I have teamed up for this event the past few years and we are excited to make 2019 our third PlumFest!

Lee Biddle
I play old folk/country music. I also play modern day good-time music. I basically play anything that brings a smile to people's faces. That's my goal, anyways! I grew up in Newburyport and am excited to be a part of this festival! Peace everyone!

Liz Frame and the Kickers

Loudmouth Soup
We've been playing together for 30 yrs, music range from Steely Dan to ZZ top, Joe Jackson to Tom Petty. All classic rock.

Loudmouth Soup Facebook Page

Is She Really Going Out With Him?

The Melted Chapstixs
Classic Rock

Michael Tirgardoon
Solo acoustic singer-songwriter (occasionally accompanied by other musicians). Easy listening and comparable to John Mayer.

The Milkhouse Heaters
Ex-Rockers from the Boston music scene, Mike and Jan Sheehy settled in Bellows Falls, VT where the humble seeds of The Milkhouse Heaters were planted. Weaving tall tales and sad stories of the sometimes comical and tragic human condition, their music has been described as being like Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons meets Chrissie Hynde and Joey Ramone. With powerful dual vocals, driving acoustic guitar and thumping bass, as well as harmonica and the occasional kazoo, The Milkhouse Heaters have a unique sound all their own which they describe as Americana Folk Punk. Mike and Jan have shared stages with Billy Bragg, Fred Eaglesmith, and The Black Crowes, and have been featured on compilation CD's with G. Love and Jack Johnson, as well as Burning Spear, and others. They have licensed music to ABC and ESPN.

Mostly Young
50% root-rock covers (Neil Young, Grateful Dead, etc), and 50% originals written in the same rootsy style.

Mostly Young Web Site
Mostly Young Facebook Page

Nick Zaino
I play mostly original music influenced by Americana artists and singer/songwriters like The Band, Alejandro Escovedo, Wilco, Son Volt, Ben Folds, and Robbie Fulks.

Nick Zaino Facebook Page
Nick Zaino Web Site

Live Through You
Everybody Wants to Mess With Me

The Nonplussed
These every-year veterans of Plumfest are once again an indespensable part of your Saturday schedule. Members across several classic New England acts over the past 20 years (Kayjah Funk, Hi8us, Logic, The Daikini Crossroads, The Dolly Cops, Grand27) emotionally decided to form the 'lets get old playing music together' group The Nonplussed back in 2013 and haven't looked back since. With its unique blend of Americana, folk, alternative, and rock n' roll, The Nonplussed, a five man delivery powerhouse, guarantees great times chilling and dancing behind classic and memorable staples while also experiencing interesting, 'deeper cut' material across classic and newer artists.

The Northeastern Railroads
The Northeastern Railroads is a three-piece band based in Cambridge, MA. Markedly influenced by shoegaze and dream pop bands, they create songs with textured layers of atmospheric guitars and dream-like vocals. The Northeastern Railroad debut album "Hope" was released on March 17, 2017. The lyrics to "Hope" reveal both sweet and bitter life experiences painted sometimes with child-like grief, sometimes with self-deprecating humor.

The NoWhere men
Instrumental versions of Beatles favorites.

The NoWhere Men Facebook Page

The NoWhere Men YouTube Page

The Pathological Outliars
We play garage rock 'n roll covers with an occasional original. Bands we cover include the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Ramones, Steve Earle, Lemonheads, Eddie Cochrane, Cheap Trick, Bowie...playing the stuff we liked in 1978 plus softer stuff like Mission of Burma.

The Pathological Outliars Facebook Page

The Plovers
4 piece jazz/rock band covering 70s, 80s and beyond

Quentin Callewaert
Eighteen year- old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around. Classically trained, Quentin's interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson and Merle Travis. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel and bluegrass.

We are a band from Northern Massachusetts/Southern New Hampshire playing some good rock with a bluesy, jazz feel to it.

Ruby & The Groove
"We do dance music acoustically"! Ruby and The Groove is a New England based trio specializing in Pop, R&B and Neosoul originals and cover songs. The band is comprised of lead singer Rabihah "Ruby" Shabazz, percussionist Bill Feehan, and guitarist Tom Bean.

Ryan Fitzsimmons
"Ryan Fitzsimmons has a singing style with an engaging, mature pop feel, edgy and full. The production here ranges from roots-rock/pop to acoustic employing banjo and fiddle. One of the more satisfying tracks is 'North Central Line.' The lyrics mourn the loss of an old railway line and the inexorability of change. Mandolins and fiddles provide a fitting backdrop to this paean to a bygone era." - Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live NYC

Salsa Secrets
Dance lessons and demonstrations all day!

Salsa Secrets specializes in Latin Dance Instruction for adults in Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA. Our dance styles include Salsa, Salsa On 2, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Rueda de Casino, and Son. Singles and couples are welcome to join us on the dance floor. We offer monthly dance socials on the first Saturday of each month at our Portsmouth studio. Annually, we travel to Havana, Cuba for Dance Retreats. Our specialty is bringing together technique and emotion. We believe dance is a powerful healing modality.

Salsa Secrets Facebook Page
Salsa Secrets Web Site
Salsa Secrets Instagram Page

Scotty Ray Clark
Scotty Ray Clark is a finger-picking style guitarist who performs a spirited mix of Country Blues, Ragtime, And well-loved chestnuts from the 1920’s-30’s & 40’s.

Scotty Ray Clark Facebook Page

Sorry Charlie
Original Rock

Southbound Outlaws
Original blues rock with elements of traditional country, folk, and bluegrass.

The SpaceHeaters are an eclectic group of musicians who have the distinction of being friends even longer than they have been bandmates. Known for their diverse and far ranging musical interests, the Heaters blend Classic, R&B, Soul, Funk and Folk Rock sensibilities to create a musical tapestry that is both highly listenable and decidedly danceable.

Spaceheaters Facebook Page
Spaceheaters Soundcloud Page

Start the Week Over
We are a band called Start the Week Over from Boston Massachusetts. We write Power-Pop/Pop-Punk jams that we hope will make people happy. Influences include The Maine, The Cars, Panic! at the Disco and Last Night Saved My Life.

Stephen Perrucci
Local Newburyport resident and three-time PlumFest performer. Acoustic covers of artists from several generations. Regular Grog Open Mic'er.

PlumFest 2016
PlumFest 2017
Chasing Cars

Stoney's Wicked Din
"Small Big Band" (10 pieces) with vocalist. We perform a wide range of blues, soul, R&B, jazz, latin, and much more, all with our own spin.

A cool mix of the best covers you won't hear from the others, from 70s to 00s.

The Taylor Twins
Acoustic Roots originals. Classic Rock. Blues. Bluegrass. Even a few show tunes! Looking forward to 2019!

Third Man High
Third Man High formed in January, 2005 in Salisbury, MA. Performing both original material as well as cover songs, Third Man High is able to combine their passion for all rock genres.

Third Man High Web Site
Third Man High Facebook Page

Take Me Out

Tony Marrese
Acoustic blues roots rock influenced covers and originals.

Unnamed Colors
Unnamed Colors is carving a new niche in rock with their "prog meets jazz/piano pop" sound. This dynamic group of four lifelong musicians hails from Plum Island, MA, and for over five years they have engaged audiences around the region with expressive, fiery songwriting that is full of surprises.

Unnamed Colors Facebook Page
Unnamed Colors website
Unnamed Colors Music Page

UNCOVERED is made up four seasoned veterans of the New England music scene that play crowd-pleasing songs that deserve to be covered, but few other bands play.

The WaterSpouts are a 4 piece band playing an eclectic mix of current & vintage rock with sweet harmonies & a jam band ethic.

Welterweight is a Hard Soft Rock band from Portland, ME that uses traditional string instrumentation, around the non-traditional song writing of Doug Cowan.