The stage is set for one of the summer’s best concerts this coming Saturday. Soulive, and their record label Royal Family, has assembled an incredible lineup of talent to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s inception.
The Royal Family Get Down is taking place at the Pines Theatre in Look Park in Northampton Massachusetts this Saturday September 12th.
The schedule is as follows:
1:00 Gates Open
2:00 Nigel Hall
3:00 Charlie Hunter
4:15 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
6:00 Sharon Jones & the DAP Kings
7:45 Soulive with special guest John Scofield
While VIP tickets are sold out, $40 reserved and $32.50 G/A ducats are still available as of press time. Reserved seating rows shouldn’t take up too much space at The Pines, only 13 rows to be exact. READ ON for more…
As I sit here writing this piece, I’ve been taking a wonderful journey down my concert-going memory lane. I saw my first Soulive concert at the original House Of Blues in Cambridge back on May 20th, 2000. Similarly, I first saw John Scofield perform in a quartet at the Regattabar in Cambridge on March 16th, 1999. And then just about two months later, saw the Charlie Hunter/Adam Cruz duo on May 22nd, 1999 at the Somerville Theater. So the timing hits home, as I am essentially celebrating MY 10 year anniversary of being turned on to these artists.
I’ve only been to The Pines once, and it was in the Summer of 2006 – and I can honestly say, it’s the most beautiful small outdoor performance space I’ve ever been to. The weather looks like it will cooperate, so if you’re within a reasonable driving radius – I highly recommend check out this all-day high-grade talent show. I’ll be there.
Those who don’t want the night to end early can head over to Pearl Street for Adam Deitch and Break Science who will be playing the official after-party.