Ages: 18+ (note: there is a $5 sur-charge if under 21)
Ticket: $10 at Door
The McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members’ disparate and eclectic musical influences.
The band currently includes Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly. This line up was set after the departure of the band’s original guitarist Jeff Howard. Jake & Jason met the new band members during their first year in college and knew right away they had the chemistry needed to carry on and build the McLovin family.
The Mclovins embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics & music, as well as expounding on one another’s musical ideas. Set list segues and firey improvisations are a staple of the band’s performances, keeping our audience always guessing what’s coming next and wanting more! In the short time that they have been together they have been invited to performed at an impressive number of well established and new music festivals. These guys are constantly writing and practicing music, finding their way to a foundation of a long term career, of bringing music to their 11,000+ fans.
Band Website: www.themclovins.com
OPENING ACT – Crush
Winner- 2012 SPAC Battle of the Bands
CRUSH was formed in the spring of 2009 when a few 5th grade friends and a 3rd grade younger brother brought their musical talents together to perform “Twist and Shout” at their elementary school talent show. The fun hasn’t stopped!
Four years later the band is stronger than ever. They’ve added more talent to the group and take every opportunity that comes their way.
CRUSH is now a 10 piece party band. They’ve played at every talent show at their middle school and high school, performed at community fundraising events at their church and school, as well as private parties, and restaurants.
In September 2012, CRUSH entered the Saratoga Performing Arts Center ~Battle of the Bands. They were one of nine bands out of thirty chosen to perform, and they won first place! In January 2013 they entered another Battle of the Bands contest at Upstate Concert Hall and took 1st place again!
All CRUSH members are honor students at Schalmont High School and Middle School, in Rotterdam NY. When they are not performing or rehearsing they are busy with many sport and extra-curricular activities such as football, soccer, baseball, basketball, skiing, band, chorus, and drama club.