The 35th Annual Turks Head Music Festival

Bands Wanted!

Submit your press packets today!

Press packets should include band history, venues played at, CD, digital download, or a link for our selection committee to listen to your tunes. Packets should also include a contact name, phone number, email address, and address.

Packets can be emailed to parksandrecreation@west-chester.com or mailed to;
Turks Head Music Committee
401 East Gay Street
West Chester PA 19380

Deadline for press packets is Friday, February 24th.
SUNDAY, JULY 16th
12:00PM to 8:00PM
(Rain Date – Sunday, July 23rd)

Countdown

Special Event

Free Yoga Class in the Park

Local Yoga Cafe will offer a free yoga class to the community as a prelude to the music festival. Class registration will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Contact Kaitlin at Kaitlin.Kovell@gmail.com

Entertainment Lineup

12:00 p.m. 
Raven Hill Bluegrass - bluegrass
12:00 p.m. 
Raven Hill Bluegrass
- bluegrass -

It's drivin' fast in your car Scruggs-style pickin'... Stanley ballads cryin' like a lost train from deep in the mountains.

Raven Hill plays straight-up acoustic bluegrass music. We play traditional bluegrass-country songs about hard times...hard work, love and longing.

It's drivin' fast in your car Scruggs-style pickin'... Stanley ballads cryin' like a lost train from deep in the mountains.

Raven Hill plays straight-up acoustic bluegrass music. We play traditional bluegrass-country songs about hard times...hard work, love and longing.

12:44 p.m. 
Walt & Annie with Larry Roney - folk
12:44 p.m. 
Walt & Annie with Larry Roney
- folk -

Featuring songs by: James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young.

Larry Roney plays the music you grew up with. His voice and mastery of the guitar makes a evening with Larry a reminder of why you love live music.

Featuring songs by: James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young.

Larry Roney plays the music you grew up with. His voice and mastery of the guitar makes a evening with Larry a reminder of why you love live music.

1:28 p.m. 
Joy Ike - soulful folk
1:28 p.m. 
Joy Ike
- soulful folk -

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple.

Her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple.

Her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

2:12 p.m. 
Reed Brothers Band - rock
2:12 p.m. 
Reed Brothers Band
- rock -

Led by singer, songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Jason Reed, The JRB is a high energy, indie-rock band with funk and blues influences.

The band features brothers Trevor Reed (drums) and Dan Reed (guitar) along with "honorary" brothers Jay Moore (bass) and Chuck Whiteman (sax).

Led by singer, songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Jason Reed, The JRB is a high energy, indie-rock band with funk and blues influences.

The band features brothers Trevor Reed (drums) and Dan Reed (guitar) along with "honorary" brothers Jay Moore (bass) and Chuck Whiteman (sax).

2:56 p.m. 
Forward Motion - jazz fusion
2:56 p.m. 
Forward Motion
- jazz fusion -

Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people.

Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new.

Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people.

Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new.

3:40 p.m. 
Dukes of Destiny - blues
3:40 p.m. 
Dukes of Destiny
- blues -

In 1985, five young, local musicians got together and began playing old blues songs in a rambling three-story house in Philadelphia.

They decided to take the act on the road as The Dukes of Destiny, a name they got from a matchbook cover

In 1985, five young, local musicians got together and began playing old blues songs in a rambling three-story house in Philadelphia.

They decided to take the act on the road as The Dukes of Destiny, a name they got from a matchbook cover

4:24 p.m. 
Kuf Knotz - hip/hop
4:24 p.m. 
Kuf Knotz
- hip/hop -

Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists.

No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top national acts.

Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists.

No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top national acts.

5:08 p.m. 
Monopop - electronic 80’s and covers
5:08 p.m. 
Monopop
- electronic 80’s and covers -

Monopop is an Electronic/Dance/80's project with John Blake and Elise Mendelsohn.

Monopop is an Electronic/Dance/80's project with John Blake and Elise Mendelsohn.

5:52 p.m. 
Barakka - Turkish rock
5:52 p.m. 
Barakka
- Turkish rock -

Barakka, the Philadelphia-based multiethnic group specializing in Turkish folk-rock.

The group, led by Istanbul native Bariş Kaya, has been playing on the east coast for the last 4 years and has most recently played high-profile shows.

Barakka, the Philadelphia-based multiethnic group specializing in Turkish folk-rock.

The group, led by Istanbul native Bariş Kaya, has been playing on the east coast for the last 4 years and has most recently played high-profile shows.

6:36 p.m. 
Jeffery Washington - funk/blues
6:36 p.m. 
Jeffery Washington
- funk/blues -

While born in New York City, Jeff Washington has lived much of his Life in Philadelphia Pa.

Jeff is an excellent guitarist in All styles of modern music performing a diverse array of Funk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, and R&B.

While born in New York City, Jeff Washington has lived much of his Life in Philadelphia Pa.

Jeff is an excellent guitarist in All styles of modern music performing a diverse array of Funk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, and R&B.

7:00 p.m. 
Liquid Ambar - funk/jam
7:00 p.m. 
Liquid Ambar
- funk/jam -

The collective musicianship and sensibility clicks in a way that rare in a group.

Jazz, funk, fusion, rock, all come together in woven textures.

The collective musicianship and sensibility clicks in a way that rare in a group.

Jazz, funk, fusion, rock, all come together in woven textures.

The 35th Annual Turks Head Music Festival

Featuring 11 popular regional bands performing on two stages, with a park full of vendors and artisan booths. Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs, and friends and enjoy this West Chester Tradition!

FREE music & fun for the family!

  • 11 Bands on two stages
  • Over 70 artisian, informational and food vendors
  • Kid’s play area with moon bounces and a zip line
  • Free, no admission charge
  • Misting tent to stay cool
Jason Reed
12:00 PM
Jason Reed is a prolific Songwriter, Singer and Multi-instrumentalist... Musically speaking he is a ‘jack of all trades’. His unique songwriting comes to life in his live shows and he has performed as a featured artist at the World Cafe Live, West Chester Restaurant Festival, WMGK 102.9 sponsored shows and much more. www.reverbnation.com/jasonreed
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Naelee Rae
11:30 AM
In October 2009, Naelee performed with David Foster to a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden. She has appeared on the Apollo stage numerous times. A singer and songwriter, Naelee is consistently in the top 10 for singer-songwriters in Philadelphia on ReverbNation.com. www.reverbnation.com/naeleerae
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TONEY
12:44 PM
Currently promoting his upcoming release, Toney Rocks: The Self Titled EP, TONEY ROCKS dives into the abyss of progressive, blues rock music, pushing the culture forward by delivering a bold hybrid of blues, and rock music peppered with electronic elements. www.toneyrocks.com
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Blackbird Society Orchestra
1:28 PM
Philadelphia's Premier 1920s Hot Jazz / Dance Orchestra dedicated to the preservation of the music of "The Jazz Age", "The Roaring 20s" , "The Gatsby Era"....Flappers, Prohibition, Gansters , Model A's and the invention of an American art form known as "Jazz" ! Blackbird Society Orchestra on Facebook
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Hot Bijouxx
3:40 PM
Hot Bijouxx performs an energetic mélange of Prohibition-era jazz, French gypsy swing-waltz, and Brazilian bossa nova. Renditions of Great American Songbook standards are metamorphosized by Hot Bijouxx’s arresting arrangements. hotbijouxx.com
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Flux Capacitor
4:24 PM
Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. fluxcapacitorband.com
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The Quixote Project
5:08 PM
We hail from the great state of New Jersey and are a neo-roots music outfit. From Rock to Rockabilly, Bluegrass to Soul we like to pull from traditional lines to kick in the doors of modern music. Call this musical hodgepodge what you will but at the end of the day we strive to create one cohesive musical experience. www.theqpmusic.com
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Joy Ike
5:52 PM
Not yet a veteran, but more than a newcomer, Ike is and always has been an anomaly. As a singer/songwriter who purposefully refuses to be pigeon-holed into any one specific genre, Ike’s path has consistently taken an “anywhere for anyone” approach. www.joyike.com
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Venom Blues
6:36 PM
The Mid-Atlantic's hottest Blues band performing original work and remakes of Blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, the Chambers Brothers and other Blues legends. This ain't your Grandma's Blues, so come prepared to hear a little something special and don't be surprised if you get bit - by the seduction that is "The Blues"! www.venomblues.com
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New Sweden
7:20 PM
Since forming in late 2009, the five-piece outfit has been entertaining fans in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. With sincere lyrics characteristic of Americana folk combined with the intense melodies of Indie-Rock, it's sound is a distinct and complex fusion of raw emotion wrapped up and presented in an artful array of musical flair. www.reverbnation.com/newswedenmusic
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Billy Roach & Political Theatre
2:12 PM
The band has received airplay on SiriusXM Radio and Pandora as well as major Philadelphia-area media platforms such as Radio 104.5, 88.5 WXPN, 93.3 WMMR, 93.7 WSTW. In the past, they've opened for national acts including Civil Twilight, New Politics, Seven Mary Three, Halestorm, Spacehog and Jimmy Fallon. billyroach.com
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Kwesi K
2:56 PM
Kwesi K (Kway-See Kay) continues the legacy of American Folk Music. The Alaskan-Ghanaian-Ohioian songwriter uses contemporary stylings that pull from the diasporas of American heritage. Soulful and simple, Kwesi K draws his listeners in with colorful story lines and a melodic fervor. kwesik.com/
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