Another Year in the (Candy)Bag

dsc_5535October has passed. Over a dozen a cappella groups performed live on the streets. Salem saw it’s first late night outdoor Silent Disco. Purgatorium 1 brought Dicenso and Clarke Expedition into town. Mamadou rocked the final set of the year once again. Paul Duffy anchored a troupe of talented locals. Scores of Dream Interpreters, and Spiritual Reading teams from local churches, and places like North Carolina, Maine, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and the UK filled the Fountain Square with everything from Free Hugs to free spiritual counsel. Through it all, we all survived another 31 days of Halloween in the Halloween capitol of the world.

To everyone who helped make this month happen once again. Thanks! Special shout outs to Papy Fisher and the whole Desanka gang from Cary, North Carolina; BlacKat Productions with Sarah Blacker and Aaron Katz; Paul Duffy and Donna Landry of Boondock Sinners; Elena Rodgers and her Silent Disco dream; The Love Project; Global Outreach; Tina Jordan and the Haunted Harmonies A Cappella Festival Crew; The Bridge in Essex; Kozmo Hayes from Marblehead Party Rentals; and most notably – Paul Dodos of Dodo Bird Productions, the hardest working, kindest guy on the plant this Halloween.

To our sponsors who are scattered across the city and even the country – your dollars and even your pennies helped us create another year of magic in Salem. Eastern Bank, Dr. Gaddipatti, WAAF radio thank you. See you all soon! Halloween in Salem is never far away.

 

Halloween Fountain Stage Schedule – 2016

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Saturday, October 1st: look for members of Strangefolk, Percy Hill, The Slip, Vitamin C, and the Nth Power
Sunday, October 2nd: Sarah Blacker, Mark Lipman, Ruby Rose Fox, The Promise is Hope, Box of Birds, Molly Pinto Madigan, Jay Psaros, Fil Pacino, Kevin William, Hayley Sabella and poet Diana Mercier

Saturday, October 8th: Haunted Harmonies A Cappella Festival, High School and Collegiate competition on the stage from 10am to Noon.
Sunday, October 9th:
     2pm Amanda McCarthy
     4pm  Malibu Sands Beach Club

Saturday, October 15th: Salem Acoustic Air Fair led by the Boondock Sinners
1pm The Boondock Sinners
3pm Ted Solovicos and Rosemarie Rose
4pm Glenn French
5pm Jon Waterman
6pm Familiar Strangers (Todd Graham and Kenny Nestle)
7pm Boondock Sinners and friends acoustic experience
Sunday, October 16th: TBA

Saturday, October 22nd: Latin Music Day
Sunday, October 23rd: Ghost Stories and More

Friday, October 28th: Electric Ghost: Electronica Festival.
7pm  Brianna Paquin
8pm  Machine 475
9:30pm  Machine 475 performs for Silent Disco

Saturday, October 29th: The Fountain Stage
Mike Hastings 4pm
NO/HUGS 6pm
DJ Kozmo 8pm
Silent Disco 9:30pm

Sunday, Octomamadou-halloweenber 30th:
    9:30pm Silent Disco

Monday, Halloween, October 31st:
     VEIN (Blues) 4pm
HIPSHOT BAND (R&B Dance band) 6pm
Mamadou Diop Band (Senegalese Rock) 8pm

Great Things on the Way for October in Salem!

Thank you to all the supporters and to the helpful local businesses who are making this year’s Fountain Stage be the best ever!

Salem Witch Museum
David and Sandi Chai Brown
Robert Watson-Hemphill
Dr. Krishna Gaddipatti
Eastern Bank
Most of the Businesses at the Museum Place Mall
Kan.del
Salem Vintage Photography
Witch Tee’s
Thai Place
Bewitched in Salem
Omen
Big Sal’s
A Sacred Place
ReMix
Coldwell Banker
Village Tavern
…and more I will still be visiting and talking to soon.

Bambolina
Chamber of Commerce
Destination Salem
Ellen Talkowsky – The Queen of Halloween!

Change can be exciting and fun! Especially when it is a win-win for everyone, and nobody gets the shaft. Of course, not everyone likes change, even if it benefits them. But, that’s part of the growing pains of making Salem even greater than it is!

I hope I am not forgetting anyone, because the list is growing larger by the day!

Coming to the Fountain Stage this October: Machine 475

Machine 475One of Salem’s favorite electronica based dance bands. This is their awesome description:

MACHINE 475 is an artistic collaborative / electronica-based experimental band featuring live instruments such as sitar, turntables, theremin, didgeridoo, vocoder, guitar, and percussion over hypnotizing heavy house/trance beats and softer melodic/atmospheric beats.”

Friday, October 28th, 8-10pm you will be able to dance the night away at the Fountain Stage.

https://www.facebook.com/machine475/?fref=ts

Introducing Fountain Stage Team Members: Kozmo Hayes

Kozmo HayesOwned and operated Stonebench Studios music recording studio in the UK and a ten year veteran of Glastonbury music festival of contemporary performing arts, working in artist liaison and production in the Dance Village area of the famous and worlds largest greenfield festival.
I was also involved in the organization and founding of several smaller community festivals such as Coleford Music Festival and Hamswell Festival in the the UK.
Now the owner of Marblehead Tent and North Shore Events Inc. providing rentals and services for events in and around the north shore of Boston, I also work as a freelance audio and video producer in Boston.