BRAYDEN'S BENEFIT: NORTH OF 80 MUSIC FESTIVAL, 5K, AND DERBY
September 25 – 27, 2020
Stoney Ridge Productions, Inc.
There have been 3 minor recent changes to the schedule and band makeup all for different reasons. We regret that Downstream, Forc, and Scott Turner - Band of One are no longer able to participate in this year's event. We hope they will be able to play next year's event. You will see slightly different start times both Friday and Saturday.
Nefarious Funk has seized the opportunity to start earlier and play longer and will be opening the festival up at 3:30pm Friday afternoon. Chapel Street Junction will be playing longer and opening the day Saturday at 12 noon.
I'm posting an updated schedule.
Travel restrictions have affected 2 bands and their abilities to play Brayden’s Benefit: North of 80 Music Festival as originally billed. Serene Green’s Quentin Fisher and Michael Johnson will be performing as a duo bringing bluegrass and old-time folk music to Stony Fork Creek Campground instead of the quartet and Moving In Stereo – A tribute to The Cars is being rescheduled to next year’s Benefit, May 21, 22, and 23rd, 2021. For those of you singing the blues we are excited to announce that Gabe Stillman will be playing Saturday afternoon.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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Nefarious Funk is a Northeast PA based five-piece powerhouse band featuring dual lead vocals and fresh musical material ranging from classic rock, funk, and soul to some new surprises and mash-ups. We are also working on our first full album of all original material. On stage you'll find Jamie (vocals, percussion, guitar, harmonica), Cassandra (vocals), Sean (guitar, vocals), Bobby (guitar, bass, vocals), and Emory (vocals, drums).
Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers
Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers are a Good-Timin’ Americana Folk Roots Country-Pickin Front Porch band based in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Since 2013 this group has been winning over the hearts and souls of music lovers everywhere.
Armed with authenticity, determination, and a sound as pure as a mountain spring that hearkens back to the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60's.
Influenced by timeless artists such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, and David Bromberg, the band successfully weaves together a musical tapestry that rings true and familiar as those chimes on the front porch.
The group heads into 2020 with an updated lineup, a rejuvenated energy, and a brand new studio album entitled, "Based on a True Story" featuring 10 original hand crafted tunes.
MiZ is an Americana / Roots Rock artist from Northeast Pennsylvania known for masterful guitar playing, well-crafted songwriting, and powerful and energetic live performances. Mike Mizwinski, better known simply as MiZ has been privileged to play out since the age of 15. He has opened for acts like Jason Isbell, The Wallflowers, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, America, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shawn Colvin, Leon Russell, Chris Isaak, Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jackie Greene, Railroad Earth and many more. MiZ is two time winner of the tri-state indie award for "acoustic artist of the year' and is currently on tour promoting his second studio album 'A Year Ago Today'. MiZ has been traveling the US and beyond for over ten years. His first touring gig was with jazz fusion titans- Gongzilla, then he moved on to play in bluegrass, folk, country and blues bands before finally starting his own group and recording his first record- East Hope Avenue in 2011. Since then MiZ has played from LA to NYC, Austin to Nashville, Berlin Germany to Northern Canada, including slots at SXSW, Peach Music Festival (4 years), Gathering of the Vibes, and many many more. MiZ currently resides in Nashville TN.
Serene Green is the collective musical vision of Pennsylvania natives Quentin Fisher; mandolin, Michael Johnson; guitar, Steve Leonard; banjo, and Shane McGeehan; bass. Serene Green's collective goal is to produce music highlighting its original compositions and individual style, within the framework of traditional bluegrass. Since early 2017, Serene Green has recorded and released two studio albums--To Whom It Pertains (2017) and Have at It (2019, Patuxent Music)—and has performed at hundreds of music venues and festivals in over fifteen states.
Serene Green has performed in over fifteen states, collaborating or opening for nationally-touring bands and artists, including The Seldom Scene, David Bromberg, Railroad Earth, Sideline, Della Mae, Mile Twelve, Fireside Collective, Cabinet, Larry Keel, Jenni Lyn, and Jacob Jolliff. The band has become an instant favorite at countless festivals, voted “Best New Artist’ at DelFest and winning over audiences at NEPA Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, Smoked Country Jam, 1000 Islands Bluegrass Festival, and AFBA Festival, among others.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Chapel Street Junction
Chapel Street Junction is a five piece band based in Newark, DE. Instrumentation includes: guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, and harmonica. Although rooted in Bluegrass and Irish music, the band has many original and classic rock cover songs. The band has played over 100 shows in DE, PA, MD, and NY.
The Gabe Stillman Band
For those of you singing the blues we are excited to announce that Gabe Stillman will now be playing Saturday afternoon in place of Moving In Stereo – A tribute to The Cars. Williamsport native, Stillman, Colin Beatty (bass), Jesse Roedts (drums), and Shane Sager (harmonica) landed in the finals of the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee. Gabe was additionally honored as the recipient of the prestigious Gibson Guitar Award! This is awarded to the best guitarist who performed in the finals as determined by a panel of music industry professionals.
The Gabe Stillman Band is a hard-stompin' blues band based in Northcentral Pennsylvania. Formed in 2015 by Berklee College of Music graduate, and Uptown Music Collective Alum Gabe Stillman, the powerhouse trio has quickly risen on the scene and continues gaining momentum following standout performances at the Billtown Blues Festival, the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, the Destination Blues Festival, and several shared bills with legendary blues-rockers The Nighthawks. While the electrifying trio’s sound is unmistakably rooted in American Blues, the band draws deeply from influences of soul, R&B, funk, and New Orleans jazz & blues music, performing both original songs and well-chosen ‘cover songs’ paying respectful homage to the legends of the blues ... but in the band’s own inimitable and dynamic way. For more about the band, their performance schedule, the latest news, and social media links visit www.gabestillman.com.
Makes music. Mined coal. Logged trees. Teaches kids.
Science at Lewisburg High School. He has been selected as Conservation
Educator of the Year in 2005 from Schuylkill County and in 2007 and 2009 in Union County.
Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go. Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums.
Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert. The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.
This is a COVID-19 Compliant event and attendance will be capped at 250. This includes everyone associated with the festival such as bands, sound crew, and support staff. Plenty of room to social distance in the 3½ acre field. Please be mindful of others and practice social distancing. Masks must be worn when in line to enter venue grounds, in food vendor lines, and at bathrooms and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
If we go full green again and maximum attendance is increased to 500 which it was when the festival was announced a decision will be made about increasing from 250. For the time being, Ticketleap has a built in “waiting list” function and starting at ticket 251 it will collect information and put the person on a waiting list. If the number of people allowed to attend increases the waiting list is accessed and those on it get to purchase tickets.
All vehicles entering for the festival will be stopped as usual. Please have valid ID or ticket ready.
Initial screening will take place. Temperatures will be checked. Remember your mask.
If anyone within the vehicle has a temperature above 100.4 F that vehicle will be denied access.
If cleared for entry you will proceed to obtaining a wrist band.
Masks are required when visiting vendors.
We have 2 food vendors, Paradise Grill and Harter’s Hearth Wood Fire Oven on Wheels, and are not seeking additional vendors at this time.
Tailgater should come prepared with sides for their tailgating spot. Maintain distancing.
Band members, roadies, sound crew, security, and North of 80 Music Festival Staff only are authorized behind the stage and in the stage area.
No one besides band members, stage hands, and sound crew will be allowed on the stage.
Masks must be worn on stage and within the stage area.
Field viewing area:
Please maintain your 6 feet distance between other participants.
There is ample space to spread out. Please make sure we use the space we have and keep our distance.
For events chairs will not be provided. Please bring your own or a blanket.
Hand Wash Stations, Hand Sanitizers, and Port A Johns:
All will be on aggressive cleaning schedule.
Please do the right thing: If you are sick, running a fever, short of breath, having difficulty breathing please stay at home. If you have knowingly been exposed to someone positive or with these symptoms within the last 14 days, please stay at home. Please keep this event safe for all who wish to attend.
Stony Fork Creek Campground
PO Box 655,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Festival Office: (570) 439-5364
Campground Office: (570) 724-3096