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2019 Band Bios



6pm – 7:30pm DESIREE After backing up recording artists on tours and recordings, friends Stef Denegre, Dan Curland, and Steven Tavares decided to keep things going and formed the band, Desirée.  “We have such a blast playing together that it really was a natural progression to keep performing and put something together” says Stef.  With the addition of  Mitch Week on vocals, the band quickly clicked and the vibe just fell into place.   Their love of funk, soul and rock are clearly identified in their music, have extreme energy working dance music, and their grooves are an exciting part of each show.  Desirée is quickly becoming one of the hottest bands in the Tri-State area!

7:30pm – 9:45pm JAMIE’S JUNK SHOW has a groovy acoustic style incorporating, Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass and Jazz. A sure bet for maximum entertainment at any club or function!



1pm – 3pm THE CARLEANS are a musical collaboration between Connecticut based musicians Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Corina Malbaurn (bass, vocals). The blending of their diverse musical backgrounds creates a captivating musical experience. Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful – paired with a delivery and live performance that’s honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence. There’s a versatile sound that comes from the three piece rooted in Americana/folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun.

3:15pm – 5pm WOOLY MAMMOTH is a musical collective of family and friends. Their music spans a diverse range of musical styles. This approach promises real variety while accenting the many common threads present in many a great song. The Fake Experience’s authentic blend of rock, reggae, pop, country, and original material keeps the party going. With their continually growing repertoire, an ever expanding fan base and an uncommon commitment to performance, The Fake Experience’s live performances are always a party.

5:15pm – 7pm THE TROUBLEMAKERS. 100 Watt Suns, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, The Hoolios, Whitesmoke, Soul Searchers, Brother Big Eye, Green Tea, Water St. Quartet, Crows Toes, and The Collective are just a few of the bands the members of The Troublemakers were playing in while this band formed accidentally in the summer of 2016. A band canceled on a local booker and and after a few phone calls, the lineup was assembled. The lineup includes the area’s most talented, in demand and seasoned veteran players. Ronnie Lewis plays the drums and handles lead vocals. Sitting next to him is Don “DC” Culp who plays the drums as well. Together they create a devastating pocket. The always busy – and in high demand – Dan Sherer holds down the keyboard/piano duties. Bill Light handles most of the lead guitar work and backing vocals. The band is rounded out by the younger but already seasoned Josh White (rhythm/lead guitar) and Marty Moroney on bass. The Troublemakers play music and have fun, that’s actually their only real rule. No egos and none of the other nonsense that, unfortunately, has become part of being a modern-working musician. It’s refreshing to see them having fun on stage, acting like they are in the garage like when they were kids and just playing music to play music!

7:15pm – 9:30pm GREEN TEA was formed in 2001… after 16 years they are going strong with a wealth of original material, a 4th studio CD and contagious momentum. The seven-piece line up consists of two guitars, bass, keys, drums, percussion and the dynamic Amie Coffey on vocals.



1:30pm – 4:30pm  SUGAR has performed in some of the most prestigious rooms such as the Waldorf Astoria – New York City, to the stages of some of the largest casinos in the world in both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino. Performing for over 15 years, SUGAR has shared the stage with the likes of Bo Diddley, Rick Derringer, Tower of Power, The Go Go’s, Kansas, Toto, Dick Dale, Eddie Money, Trick Pony, Men At Work, J. Geils, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, and Peter Frampton, to name a few. Playing everything from Top 40 high-energy hits to material that spans a multitude of genres, styles and generations, past and present, old and new. Sugar delivers with a unique blend of musical variety, vitality and class. sugarband.net

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Mystic Eats 2019 Canceled

August 9, 2019

We regret to inform the community that the 6th annual Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival has been canceled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are no longer permitted use of the Seaport Marine property which includes our “beer shed” and live music tented area of the event. 

We have explored other options and were unsuccessful at finding a replacement venue with such short notice that could accommodate the many moving parts that make up our event. 

We appreciate the support from our community of hardworking volunteers, vendors, sponsors and devoted attendees through the years and hope to reimagine the event in time for next summer.  Please know that this decision was not made lightly. 

We realize the importance of the event to the community and merchants. Members have already begun brainstorming to rebrand the event for 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Pirate Invasion and thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision.


Mystic Eats 2019 Committee

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