OK, it’s not as big as Tulip Fest or LarkFest, of course. But attendance at the annual Art on Lark celebration has been rapidly growing in recent years, and it’s likely that this year’s bash will be the biggest one yet.
Yes, of course, Art on Lark is a showcase for many of Nippertown’s finest visual artists – more than 100 painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, etc. – who will be lining the street with their works from 10am-5pm Saturday, June 6.
But music has been given increasing visibility, and there’s a full slate of bands scheduled for the big stage at the corner of Lark and Washington Avenue. Among the homegrown Nippertown performers will be the swing ‘n’ jive of the Jump Daddies, the lush chamber pop of Eric Margan & the Red Lions, the jazz-tinged R&B of the Getdown, the blues-funk of the Foy Brothers Band and synth-happy electronica of newcomers Love For the Masses.
Travis Gray (former frontman for Saratoga rockers the Loyalty) has landed the prime pentultimate performance slot, and, hailing from South Burlington, Vermont by way of Island Records, rockin’ little five-piece band the Urgency will serve as yer headliners.
Naturally, admission is free.
And for all of you denizens of Lark Street, Art on Lark will have to last you all summer long, since sponsoring organization the Lark Street BID won’t be bringing the free Monday night concerts back to Washington Park this summer.