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Posted on: September 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Get Down Announces Music Entertainment Line-up

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The Chicopee Downtown Get Down has announced its entertainment schedule for the two-day event which runs Friday and Saturday, September 9-10th.

Headlining Friday (9/9, 7-9p) is modern country music cover band Trailer Trash. A Western Mass favorite, Trailer Trash plays the very best of top 100 country radio. Playing songs originally recorded by the likes of Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, and Dierks Bentley. They play all over the region as the go to band for people to enjoy modern country music. Their robust following is expected to pack the downtown as they close out night one of the Get Down.

Livio Gravini and the Free Spirit Society (9/9, 5-7p) will open for Trailer Trash. Livio has been performing for audiences in New England for many years and is considered a local legend to his devoted fan base. His music reflects the classic feel for the culture found in this area, rich with blues, rock, folk, and all around New England Americana. A seasoned professional, his powerful voice and personality are felt in every performance. His choice of covers, along with his originals, have been compared to the works of Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steve Perry, Led Zeppelin, and a long list of other easily, identifiable talent.

West Summit (9/9, 3-5p) a group of South Hadley teenagers that play classic rock to crowds across the Pioneer Valley will rock day one just prior to Livio Gravini. Don’t let their age fool you, these kids know how to pack a punch. These talented musicians will play your favorite rock favorites that will be sure to get you moving.
West Overtones, (9/9, 1-3p) is adventurous, instrumental rock fusion based in Northampton, Massachusetts. The band combines the elements of rock, EDM, hip-hop, and funk to create a sound that is forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable but strangely familiar. Their energetic live show will provide downtown Chicopee with an energetic start to the day.

Saturday night AC/DC tribute band Back in Black takes the stage (9/10 7-9p). The “True AC/DC Experience” show performed by Back in Black has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with their accurate replication of AC/DC’s music old and new. The high energy live show will surely leave you wanting more.

Greg Hall and the Barnhouse Band (9/10 4:30-7p) will open up for the rockers. A Northampton favorite, Greg Hall and the Barnhouse band is a mix of the classic country tradition of Johnny Cash and the modern breed of singer-songwriters like Josh Ritter. In the midst of their first New England tour, the band brings back to life a classic folk/country sound that’s been missing from this area for quite some time.

Sam Pursey (9/10, 2-4:30p), a Chicopee native formerly of The Varlets, returns to the downtown stage. With his new band The Sam Pursey Trio, Sam brings his sound that stems from his rock roots mirroring the sounds of Black Crowes and Rolling Stones with today's alternative music like City and Colour and Portugal the Man.
Ken Stearley and the Goat Ropers (9/10, 12-2p), a Chicopee favorite, opens day two of the Get Down playing the classic rock crowd favorites that have made them a Chicopee legend.

“We’ve got the perfect mix of covers and original music,” said Joel McAuliffe, who organized the event’s entertainment. “Trailer Trash, Back in Black, and Livio are regional favorites that have played just about every local festival event in the area. They have a very loyal following and we are very excited to have them at the Get Down.”

“Greg Hall and the Barnhouse Band and Sam Pursey are two up and coming acts that are very popular in the Northampton area and across Western Mass,” continued McAuliffe. “There’s music for people of all ages and we are looking forward to a great event!”

For a complete list of the music entertainment schedule visit

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