Could NYC’s Inaugural Catalpa Festival be the next Woodstock?

by Brittany on August 2, 2012

Just like New York State’s iconic music festival, stormy weather couldn’t bring the high vibes of Catalpa down.

The rain poured and the mud puddles grew, but that didn’t stop festival-goers from enjoying the epic lineup Catalpa brought to NYC’s Randall’s Island this past weekend.

Umphrey’s McGee performing at Catalpa

Headlining acts included rap legend Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion!), The Black Keys, A$AP Rocky, Umphrey’s McGee and TV on the Radio. Covered in mud, we were out in full force all weekend long to support live music as well as our artists performing at the fest.

Umphrey’s McGee mesmerized fans in an enthralling two set performance Saturday evening. Performing for over 13 years now, the progressive rock group’s members are truly industry veterans. With so much undeniable raw talent, the group’s live show was a real reminder that you can add all the fireworks, the dancers, and the light shows you want to a live show, but talent is will allow you withstand the test of time and keep the fans coming back for more.

The Dirty Heads at Catalpa

By far one of our favorite performances of the fest came from the reggae influenced rock group, The Dirty Heads who honestly couldn’t have done it any better. Dedicated fans rocked out to the South Cali group throughout a late afternoon downpour. Towards the end of their set, the band paid respect to the late Beastie Boys’ rapper, MCA, in a heartfelt performance of “Believe.”

Other ReverbNation artists who graced the stage at Catalpa 2012 include The Black Keys, Umphrey’s McGee, A$AP Rocky, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, The Demos, and Lenky Don.

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