Valley Music Showcase-The FINALS! + PRELIM EVENT-Great Local Original Music



The Marigold Theater (84 Cottage St, Easthampton, MA 01027, Easthampton MA)

**TWO PART EVENT! 5 Bands**

A Showcase & Competition between some of the Best Up & Coming Original Bands in Western New England



*No Admission Fee* Donations are kindly requested- Suggested Donation $10-$12 

(Donations will support The New Music Alliance's efforts to assist the careers of local musicians who write original music & promote W. New England nationally as a destination for original music writing, production & performances.)

Event will also be filmed by Holyoke Media 

**A juried competition where THOUSANDS of $$ in PRIZES will be awarded! Designed to show off the best exciting new talent in the Western/Central Mass, Central CT, & Southern. VT area.**

**The Lineup:**

**Opening Event: A Classic Valley Music Showcase**

3 Contestants: -Bands TBA

**THEN- Immediately Following will be the**

**The 2022-23 FINALS!**

**1) STONER WILL & THE NARKS,  2) SHAGOHOD, + 3) The Winner of the Preliminary Event will be Entered in the Finals!**

COVID-19 Safety: Social distancing is encouraged.

GUEST JUDGES: Connor Rowen, Telefunken Elektroakustic; 

David Sokol, music writer/editor/DJ, Mark Ramone, Assistant Director New Music Alliance/DJ, and more



Genre(s): Rock n Roll 

Hometown: Hadley, MA 

Song link:

Description:  Stoner Will & the Narks is perhaps the last word on purist old school indie rock. The songs are deep, intellectual in a way that is half Chomsky, half Malkmus, and funny as hell!  "For all their indie slack stylings, these songs are "Hook Addled" and express a very genuine generational angst"- John Burdick 


Style/Genre: Heavy prog rock 

Hometown: Hartford, CT/W. Springfield, MA

Song Link:

Description: We're just some average dudes making the kind of music that comes naturally to us: overwrought, melodramatic rock operas about videogames. Drew Bligh on guitar and vocals, Ben Lane on guitar, Ryan Wantroba on drums, Dave Coffey on bass.


Hosted by The Marigold Theater, Easthampton, MA

Contact Info: Mark Sherry’s Valley Music Showcase (413) 203-9764



Produced by Mark Sherry & Sponsored by 

New Music Alliance, Cider House Media, Holyoke Media, Northampton Open Media, LAZER 99.3FM, Valley Advocate, Telefunken Elektroakustik, INSA, Deans Beans, Focus Springfield TV, Easthampton Savings Bank,  Dirt Floor Recording,Ghost Hit Recording, SoneLab Recording, , Pharaoh Recording

Horizon Studios, Dam Cafe, Turn it Up, Galaxy Restaurant, Falcetti Music,  Antonios Pizza, Healy Guitars, Mantis Graphics, PRIA Music Marketing,  Valley Free Radio 103.3, Whip City Music, Sutter Meats, Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting, Electric Eye Records