Entertainment
brought to you by
QGM Productions

Put yer dancin’ boots on, y’all, because we’ve got an outstanding lineup of LIVE music to provide the soundtrack to the Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Fest!  You’ll hear Southern rock, blues, classic & contemporary country, bluegrass, rock, & of course, good ole’ rhythm & blues.

Schedule of appearances on the Lounsbury House front steps:

SATURDAY, 5/6

11am-12:30pm

Gender Mutiny

Kirby Athurston of Gender Mutiny is a Danbury, CT native with a wide vocal range and a sharp turn of musical ranging styles. With orginals varying from Alternative, Hard Rock, Gothic Folk, and Experimental. Eclectic & spirited; he has a massive onslaught of covers of indie bands such as: The Kills, The
White Stripes, Placebo, The Dresden Dolls, of Montreal, and PJ Harvey. While also covering classics: The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Peral Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath and so on. A collaborative solo artist, he’s constantly working with others and switching his line-up between shows.
A Sound Technician for QGM, he co-runs an open mic with fellow astute percussionist & QGM Founder, Quinton Gelderman, on Sundays at Widow Browns Cafe in Danbury. Also he hosted the first ever live on radio Open Mic in April 2017 for 91.7 WXCI~ Music In Your Shoes while also being an occasional DJ host.

1pm-2:30pm

Jerome Goosman

Jerome is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Wilton, CT. Born in 1990 in Seattle, Washington, then growing up in Austin, Texas, he absorbed a wide range of musical styles from jazz and blues to rock, pop, country, and alternative rock. After studying guitar for many years and pursuing jazz in college, he eventually found his calling as a songwriter. His lyrics are genuine, heartfelt, and rooted in personal experiences. He is currently based out of southern Fairfield County, Connecticut and regularly ventures into New York to perform at such venues as The Bitter End in Greenwich Village.

3pm-3:45pm

Mackensie and Caitlin

We are a female duo from Danbury, CT who began playing together about 7 years ago. Our main focus is original folk and alternative music, however, we do also enjoy covering classic tunes that everyone is familiar with!

4pm-4:45pm

Joe Pacelli and Jesse Lynch

Jesse Lynch has been a singer-songwriter in the Connecticut music scene for nearly 10 years. In that time he has showcased his talents in many different projects with several different genres including, SOTU (reggae-funk), Three Legged Dog (Blues), Queen Anne’s Revenge (Alternative Rock). While performing in these projects, he has graced big stages such as, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Danbury City Center Green, and out of state music festivals such as Heads In Harmony. Within all of these projects, Lynch has not only played several different instruments, but gained experience in songwriting and performing. With this knowledge he has attained, he has now embarked on his own journey in music, by himself.

Lynch has worked tirelessly to create a unique sound for himself. Blending his passion for folk songwriting with the rawness of rock and roll. His approach to his upcoming solo EP has been one of strong effort. Lynch built his own home studio and began to write and record his songs, handling all instrumentation, and engineering. This EP will debut in Spring 2016.

Jesse Lynch is currently putting the finishing touches on his EP and forming a band to accompany him on his journey to promote this record in the Spring of 2016.

5:30pm-7pm

School of Rock

The School of Rock’s “House Band” is comprised of truly talented and hardworking rock musicians age 10 to 18 from Ridgefield and nearby towns. They are considered the “all stars” of the school, and are used to playing in prestigious events and venues. With a set list of classic and modern rock favorites that are sure to get a crowd rocking, these kids are performers to watch out for!

7:30pm-9pm

Harrison Street

Harrison Street is a 5 piece modern rock/blues/country Americana band. Our music is fueled by originals, and our own unique twist on cover songs.

SUNDAY, 5/7

11am-12:30pm

Erik Krieg

Erik Krieg learned how to sing by singing terribly and constantly. A self-trained guitarist, Erik creates music that fosters an intimate environment between himself and the audience that is comfortable and honest, like the sharing of secrets among friends. When he isn’t making music, Erik is usually practicing for the summer bowling league or playing with his cat, Normin. He makes it a point to read at least one news article a day, and still holds out hope that unicorns do exist.

1pm-2:30pm

Easy Street

Easy Street  is a masterful singer/song writer from Danbury CT. His songs will hit you over the head. They’re real, they’re catchy, and energetic. Enjoy!

3pm-5pm

The Red Hots

The Red Hots are two beautiful and talented ladies, Cynthia Preston and Petra Herceg,  who bring life back to many classic jazz standards, old blues tunes and feisty originals with their blend of unique vocals ukulele/guitar mix with driving organic percussion. Backed up by Russell Preston on guitar and blues harp and Jay Margolin on the cajon, The Red Hots rock, swing, woo and dazzle audiences all over the tri-state area with their musical versatility and talent.

So, we’re The Red Hots from Danbury, CT- our hit song is Outta Here, the first single off our brand new debut EP Shake What Your Daddy Gave Ya, available for download and streaming anywhere you can buy music online (itunes, spotify, etc) !! We are Danbury’s premiere swingin’ blues and jive band, playing everything from the 1920s to today!