Monday, April 20, 2009

A Gathering In Meriden

Where else will you find 34 bands performing live next to 600,001 daffodils? Nowhere except at the 31st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival.

On Saturday, April 25, there will be 20 bands performing on 3 separate stages. So, the music will be playing all day from 10:30 in the morning until 8:30 at night. There will be performances by local favorites The River Street Band and The Langley Project along with festival staples The Manchurians and The Frank Critelli Band. Also, Vanguard Records recording artists, The Alternate Routes will make an appearance.

Sunday, April 26, will feature the remaining 14 bands beginning at 10 am with the Maloney High School Jazz Band. The day will also feature The Bad Reps, The Ivory Bills and Lo-Fi Radiostars. Closing the Bandshell Stage will be Straddledaddy, Winners of 2008 Hartford Advocate's Grand Band Slam.

And let's not forget the wonderful food and local businesses that help make this one of the premier festivals in the state. For more information on this year's Meriden Daffodil Festival, please visit

Stage By Stage Lineup- The 31st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival
provided by Rob DeRosa (

Saturday April 25

The Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage
11-11:45 Bird 'n Boys
12:15-1:00 The Sawtelles
1:30-2:15 Big Fat Combo
2:45-3:30 The Furors
4:00-4:45 Bottle Up & Go
5:15-6:00 The Reducers
6:3o- 7:15 Bear Hands
7:45- 8:30 Article 19

The Food Tent Stage
10:30-11:30 Carlos & Roy
12-1:30 The Gonkus Brothers
2:00-3:00 Can Kickers
3:30-4:30 River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
5:00-6:00 The Monthei Brothers
6:30-7:30 Glenn Roth

The Bandshell Stage
12:30-1:15 Noah Fresh & Co.
1:45-2:30 The Frank Critelli Band
3:00-4:00 The Alternate Routes
4:30-5:15 The Manchurians
5:45-6:30 River Street
7:00-8:30 The Langley Project

Sunday April 26

The Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage
11:00-11:45 M.T. Bearington
12:15-1:00 The And Band
1:30-2:15 titles
2:45-3:30 The Mountain Movers
4:00-4:45 St. Bernadette

The Food Tent Stage
10:00-11:00 The Maloney High School Jazz Band
11:30-12:30 Swing 39
1:00-2:00 Jesus Pagan e su orquesta
2:30-3:30 Wild Notes
4:00-5:00 Sean, Kelli & Wayne

The Bandshell Stage
11:30-12:15 The Bad Reps
12:45-1:30 The Ivory Bills
2:00-2:45 Lo Fi Radiostars
3:15-4:00 Straddledaddy

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