Bennington College announces Sunfest virtual music festival lineup

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BENNINGTON — On Saturday, May 9, Bennington students, alumni, and rising star bands will perform online as part of Sunfest, Bennington's annual all-day music festival.

To view these free performances, follow Bennington College's Programs and Activities Council (PAC) on Instagram, @pacbennington. Bands will perform in 25-minute sets from noon to 10 p.m. All performances will take place via Instagram Live.

"Sunfest has historically been a celebration of the vibrant spirit that Bennington College exudes," Matt Scott, director of student engagement, said in a release. "As the celebration moves online this year, we're incredibly excited to offer an intimate and eclectic blend of alumni, student, and indie acts. All the better that we are able to coordinate it in a way that allows the greater Bennington:and even global!:community to participate in this digital space."


To see the complete Sunfest lineup and listen to sample tracks, visit Bennington College's website,

12 p.m.: Yoga with psychological services staff member Kat Daley.

12:30 p.m.: Tes and Wally, featuring Tes Junior '22.

1 p.m.: DJ Vinyl set, featuring Director of Student Engagement Matt Scott.

1:30 p.m.: Maddy Wood '22, purple rock 'n roll glitter princess.

2 p.m.: Layla Ku of MICHELLE, a six-piece Pop/R&B group based in New York City.

2:30 p.m.: Dor e Michele, NYC-based singer-songwriter who combines alternative pop, folk, classical, and jazz.

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3 p.m.: Rodeo Doctor, singer-songwriter Jack Labbe '18.

3:30 p.m.: Sir Chloe, songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Dana Foote '18.

4 p.m.: Hyperion Drive, electronic band duo Alice Tolan-Mee '12 and Ethan Woods '12.

4:30-6 p.m.: B-RAD radio station DJs the early evening.

6:30 p.m.: Will Stratton '09, songwriter.

7 p.m.: Riley Skinner '13, folk singer-songwriter, one half of the duo Heddwen.

7:30 p.m.: Squirrel Flower, Ella O'Connor Williams.8 p.m.: Maia Friedman of indie rock band Dirty Projectors.

8:30 p.m.: Johnny Grusauskus '09 of heavy groove trio Lespecial.

9 p.m.: Jackson Emmer '09, country singer-songwriter.

9:30 p.m.: Ron Gallo, rock musician.

10 p.m.: Naked Giants, Seattle-based rock trio.


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