Three Rivers Arts Festival Opens with an Explosion of Sound

by Lauren

Pre-eminent progressive rock band moe. kicks off the 49th annual Three
Rivers Arts Festival with their epic, jam-based sounds on Friday, June
6, 2008, with special guest Teddy Thompson on the Festival Main Stage.
Thompson opens at 6:30 pm; moe. performs at 7:30 pm. All Three Rivers
Arts Festival Main Stage performances are free and open to the public.

Frequently
cited as one of the hardest working jam bands today, moe. has earned a
solid reputation over the past decade, producing energetic live shows
and acclaimed studio albums. Staples of the music festival circuit,
with fans that follow them up and down the eastern seaboard, moe. has
performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, The Who and Led
Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant. The band recorded their ninth studio
album, Sticks and Stones (released earlier this year), under
fantastic circumstances in a 150-year-old church. They wrote nearly all
the music during the recording session.

“In 2006, moe. performed
at the Festival to crowds of around 8,000 people,” said Festival
Executive Director, Elizabeth Reiss. “Their infectious energy and great
stage presentation make them an obvious choice for the opening night of
the Festival.”

Singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, whose work was featured on the Brokeback Mountain
soundtrack, will join moe. at the Festival. Thompson, whose parents are
British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, released his
third solo studio album in 2007.

Calendar Listing
The
Three Rivers Arts Festival presents moe. with special guest Teddy
Thompson at 6:30 pm, Friday, June 6, 2008. Three Rivers Arts Festival
Main Stage. Free.

About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
The
mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community
to the arts. The 49th Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June
6-22, 2008. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or
visit our website www.artsfestival.net.

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