RIPE to take stage at Ocean City’s ArtX Festival
OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 15, 2019): The well-known band, Ripe, will bring their funk-tinged fresh vibe to the ArtX festival in August. The live concert will take place on Saturday evening, August 24 beginning at 8 p.m. with special local guest The Swell Fellas opening the night’s entertainment.
This 8-year-old, Boston band consists of musicians from all over the world to include Robbie Wulfsohn (vocals), Tory Geismar (guitar), Jon Becker (guitar), Sampson Hellerman (drums), Josh Shpak (trumpet, EWL), Calvin Barthel (trombone) and Nadav Shapira (bass). In April 2018, they released their first album, Joy In The Wild Unknown. They’ve continued to make their musical mark at the Paradise Rock Club, Levitate Festival, Harborfest, Bonnaroo, and Firefly, and will grace the stages at Ocean Mist, Wonderbus and Devil’s Backbone Hoopla.
The funk band is a perfect fit for Ocean City’s newest and growing event, ArtX. “We really want ArtX to be a fresh event concept for the Town by providing unique opportunities to enjoy art, music and hands-on experiences” commented Frank Miller, Director of Special Events. “Their music is fresh and upbeat– the kind of music you can dance and sing to or kick-back and relax to. It’s a perfect fit for our beach community.
ArtX hours are Saturday, August 24, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. RIPE will take the stage on Saturday, at 8 p.m. with free admission to the Northside Park outdoor grass venue. “ArtX is an opportunity for friends and families to discover the artist within while also creating great Ocean City memories,” Miller finished. “Bring your blankets or chairs but expect to stand and dance as we enjoy great art and live music.”
For more information call 800-626-2326 or go to www.OCocean.com.