What the hell is all this about, you say?  Melissa, you are driving us crazy with this UMAF business, you clamor?  I played music with some of these people!  They are my friends, and the beautiful life in Utica, NY in the artistic community gave birth to this great festival!  We have been each other’s teachers and family, and I’m excited for the whole situation.  That’s my izness.  Now for the mani’Festo.

The 4th Annual Utica Music and Arts Fest is the city’s BIGGEST 3 day music festival held in Utica, NY. The festival will showcase some of the best unsigned bands and talent in the world, along with the city’s hottest restaurant foods and attractions.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Utica Music & Arts Fest to revitalize Utica’s historic appreciation of music and arts while providing a stimulus to our local economy. We intend to initiate the creation of a solid, growing, and eternal network of industry professionals, centered in Utica with local, national, and international expansion. 

Hundreds of performers will showcase their music in bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants all over the city. The event center will be held at the Radison in downtown Utica for 2012.

2012 Performers TBA.  Take a look at last year’s list to whet your whistle!

2011 UMAF Performing Artists

(Note: All Performers Subject To Change)

Round #3

Rusty Doves
Skeletons in the Piano
Catching Candace
Dos Gringos
Brian James
V.O.M.
Tao of the Squirrel
Darwin
DeVour
Byrds of Prey
The Thang
Lowkey
Lou Baldanza
Plastic Soul
Nervous Rex
The Sketties
The Rouge
Mark Tucci
Plan3mo
Phigment
D.A.
Kogswell Kogz
D-Wizz
Audiolost
Jonathan Thomas
Da Lockz b2b Monolo
Celebrity B
Indrid Cold
PHUNgEYE
Mikey Parkay
Sean Place
Skywire
The Rouge

Round #2

Michael Glabicki
Lizard Skynard
Kim Monroe
Showtime
Swift Technique
Forget Paris
28 North
The Archipelagos
The Bomb
The Neon Marias
Denise Barbarita
The Pop Shivers
The Crazy Fools
The Compact
Rick Short
School of Sound (Marc Tucci)
Jared Costa
Brian Mulkerne
TJay
The Darling Vendetta
Thrifter
Ryan Fitzsimmons
Stranger Than Fate
Jason Schnitt
Clouds Make Sounds
James John Wilson
Pete Special
My Pet Dragon
Anna Halldorsdottir
Izod
Lady Sasquatch
Jenny Curtis
Daniel Ball Jr.
Melia
Liquid Me
Four Down
Psychedelphia
Justin Kilburn
Alyson Greenfield
Denny Love
The Big Takeover
Silent Fury
Brett Randell
Dear Luna
Mary Fagan
Megan Crain
Brian Sizensky
The Kid Henry
9 Round
Andrew Greacon
Sassafras Jenkins
Emiko Carlin
Raccoon Fighter
Scott Bravo
Lovebettie
Max Scialdone
Ryan Miller
Winslow
Jonathan Perkins
Psychobilly
The End Men
Tyler Reese Group
Dali’s Ghost
Your Sister’s Canary
A Ton Of Blues
The Slyboots School of Music
Concrete Jumpsuit
If Not For Dreaming
Grant’s Tomb

Round #1

Ryan Montbleau
Caleb Hawley
Hank & Cupcakes
Belikos
The Moho Collective
45 Shootout
Capital Zen
Sweet Earth
Brass Knuckle Intercourse
Gravity
True Witness
Autumn Fire
Imani Chyle
Rawson
Randy Niles
Courduroy
Catastrophe Me
In Like Lions
Fireside Prophets
The Astoria Project
Addison Station
Last Stand for Lucy
Yesterday’s Saints
The Audible Dark
Caravan Go
Tumbleweed Company
Billy Bauer Band
The Van Burens
Clocktower
Nevergreen
Laura Angel
Through the Looking Glass
K.J. Mitchell
Abby Lappen
Stephanie Carlin
Mutsu
AzitiZ
Luci
Paul Pfau & the Dimestore Band
Fifth Nation
Sintonik
Phileep
Joe Carlson
Matt Koziol
Hoodless
Silversyde
Amanda Ashley
Violet Mary
Rob (i.e.) of Upstate Weight
Brian Mackey Music
The Listeners
Cosby Gibson
Jill Cagney
Two Hour Delay
Rebecca Angel Band
The Ameros
The Cheryl Hodge Group
Sarah Jane Wilson Band
Andrea Nardello
Stereopticon
The Jersey Syndicate
Aqua Cherry
After Glory
Kama Linden
The Neo-Kalashnikovs
Nova Cez
Saiah
Charlie Watts Riots
Whiskey Project

Photograph of the Electric Company from http://www.mvny.org

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