The Gathering at Chaffee’s Brings a Multitude of Music to Girard

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 9:45 AM
The Gathering at Chaffee’s Brings a Multitude of Music to Girard by Ryan Smith

Friday, July 22

Reminiscing about good times at the Gathering at Chaffee’s, I recalled a conversation with an old friend who was dancing away in a truly into-it, beyond-thinking groove.

“I’m losing myself in my space,”  he kept repeating. “The music – I keep losing myself in it, losing myself in my space.”

“Well,” I said, “that is never a bad space to be in, my friend.”

He smiled wide. So did I.

And everyone danced some more.

The Gathering at Chaffee’s is one of those small festivals that gets close to your heart once you’ve gone.

The Gathering at Chaffee’s is one of those small festivals that gets close to your heart once you’ve gone. It’s really easy to love, and really hard to leave.

And with an always-stellar musical lineup, it’s one that lots of folks from around here and elsewhere anticipate all year long (and with good reason).

This year’s 36th annual Gathering – on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 – is no exception, with headliners including jam scene staples like Kung Fu, Jimkata, Tropidelic, Mister F, After Funk, and Vibe & Direct.

Rounding out a bill that’s top-to-bottom impressive are lots of other regional favorites and not-to-be-missed local acts: Eric Brewer & Friends, Blue Sky, Falling Hollywood, Qwister, Gnosis, Daybreak Radio, The LEC, Six Year Stretch, VWLS, Decaffeinated Grapefruit, The Remnants, Special Guest, Matt “Broke” Boland, Dionisio, Haewa, Jess Royer & Nick Warren, Claire Stuczynski & Friends, Adam McKillip, Tyler Smilo, Zack Chylinski, The Mighty Sea, and Freddy Greco.

That’s a multitude of music alright. – Ryan Smith

Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23  //  8296 Mill St., Girard  //  thegatheringatchaffees.com.

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