Bass wizard Doug Wimbish has announced the 2018 WimBash New Haven Music Festival for August 18th. The event is jam-packed with incredible music and serves as a benefit for New Haven Public Schools.
“It only takes a moment to give that spark to a kid,” Wimbish says. Former West Haven mayor Ed O’Brien adds, “The value of the arts in education is something that Doug Wimbish and all of us of the WimBash Music Festival Series takes very seriously. We feel that every child deserves the chance to play a musical instrument. In fact, studies have shown that it makes kids smarter, improves the quality of their education, and helps to teach them the skills necessary for success later in life.”
The day’s festivities will include performances by Wimbish with fellow Living Colour members Corey Clover and Will Calhoun as well as the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Experience. Also on the bill are Funky Dawgz Brass Band, The Doobie Powell Band, Unlocking the Truth, Mehrotra, Marcus Machado, Jen Durkin’s Soul Power, Matter, Reece Malone, Kyle Ward, Sound Beacon, Tears Fall Down, Mystic Seahorse, Pete Lucibelli Band, and DJ Marc Mecca. WimBash will be hosted by legendary audio engineer Chris Lord-Alge.
WimBash 2018 will be free to the public and will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at Long Wharf in New Haven, Connecticut. Although admission is free, the event will be raising funds. If you can’t make it, you can still support the cause via GoFundMe.