The Millpond Music Festival Lineup is Complete!
Our lineup is COMPLETE!
Take a peek at our latest confirmed performers for this years festival!
“Sugaray” Rayford is a Grammy-nominated American Soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released six albums to date and was awarded “BMA soul blues artist of the year” in both 2019 and 2020. Through acclaimed albums and relentless well-received touring, he is one of the most prominent soul and blues artists working in America and Europe, burning down stages with respected contemporary road warriors like Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Samantha Fish, and so many more.
A chance meeting in Memphis laid the groundwork for a unique musical partnership between soul-blues powerhouse Sugaray Rayford and producer, songwriter Eric Corne. Combining classic soul melodies with funky R & B grooves, raw blues power, and mashed up with modern sensibilities, the pair’s first collaboration, “Somebody Save Me”, earned Rayford a 2020 Grammy nomination while later that year he took home Blues Music Awards for ‘Soul Blues Male Artist’ and ‘B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.’
Last summer’s adventurous single “Homemade Disaster” took things further, landing on multiple retro soul and new blues playlists on Spotify, with PopMatters declaring the track “will appeal to fans of Gary Clark Jr. and Chicano Batman.”
Texas-born and gospel-raised Sugaray Rayford returns with In Too Deep. Combining classic soul melodies with funky R&B grooves, raw blues power and mashed up with modern sensibilities, the album takes on issues, such as PTSD, civil rights and social justice. With vibrantly detailed arrangements tailored to showcase Rayford’s deft portrayals and interpretations, In Too Deep is a poignant album that seeks to inspire and uplift.
At his core, Sugaray Rayford is a galvanizing uniter. His live shows are a party. Some conversations may be had, and some self-reflection may occur, but at the end of the day, people leave feeling a sense of joy and togetherness.
Learn more about Sugaray here.
Mariachi Original de Mexico
Mariachi Original de Mexico has been gracing California with the sounds of Mexico for many years, offering us an authentic mariachi experience that’s sure to make you move your feet. After playing a show at our Community Art Day in Lone Pine last year, Mariachi Original de Mexico has been a huge hit with our community, and we are excited to feature them at the 30th Millpond Festival.
Mariachi Original de México ha estado adornando California con los sonidos de México durante muchos años, ofreciéndonos una auténtica experiencia de mariachi que seguramente te hará mover los pies. Después de tocar un espectáculo en nuestro Día de Arte Comunitario en Lone Pine el año pasado, Mariachi Original de México ha sido un gran éxito entre nuestra comunidad, y estamos emocionados de presentarlos en el 30th Festival Millpond.
Singer/songwriters Jordan Herbst and Marty Quinn Tiernan, began collaborating in 2021; writing, performing and engineering on each other’s individual recording projects. Traveling between the Eastern Sierra to the beaches of San Diego and Santa Cruz the two found inspiration to start Velvet Vagabond. The group pulls influences from folk, indie-rock, and aloha-soul to bring an eclectic blend of new and old sound.
Velvet Vagabond pulls influence from folk, indie-rock, and alohasoul, to bring an eclectic blend of new and old sound. Featuring Jordan Herbst (Guitar/Vocals), Marty Quinn Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals), Ella Boehme (Keyboard), Sam Zorn (Bass/Violin).
Ticket Prices go up August 27th!
Early-bird ticket prices go up after Friday, August 26th. Call us to reserve your early tickets!
September 2nd is the last day that we will be sending tickets through the mail. After September 2nd, all ticket orders will go to Will-Call to be picked up at the gate.
(From Inyo Council for the Arts)