Marco Benevento announces FOLLOW THE ARROW, a one day festival presented by the Woodstock, NY-based artist to be held Saturday, June 18 at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. Benevento will be joined by The Slip, Antibalas, El Michels Affair (DJ set), Mikaela Davis & Southern Star, Karina Rykman, Jayla Kai and Ratboy Jr. A handful of Benevento-centric configurations will also perform, including the Benevento Family Band with his wife and two daughters, a duo with Alecia Chakour dubbed 40 Love and the long-awaited return of Surprise Me Mr. Davis. The inaugural gathering will be capped off by a Marco Benevento & Friends set featuring special guests Scott Metzger, Stuart Bogie, Cochemea Gastelum, Sam Evian and Burnell Pines. Produced in partnership with Impact Concerts, tickets for FOLLOW THE ARROW are on-sale HERE.
“I love where I live. Every morning I wake up and think to myself how beautiful life is in the Catskills and what a cool community of folks I’m surrounded by,” says Benevento. “So to have the opportunity to throw a big party with some of my favorite bands and closest friends right in my own backyard is a dream come true. We’re so excited to get everyone over to Arrowood Farms on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and celebrate the positive.”
Marco Benevento will also be celebrating his latest studio album, simply titled, Benevento, that will be released one week earlier on June 10 via Royal Potato Family. The 11-track collection presents 40-minutes of “small-batch psychedelia,” bubbled up from his home studio (Fred Short Studios) in Woodstock, NY. Its title nods to Paul McCartney’s first solo album and like Macca’s eponymous release, Benevento is a similarly loose, low-key affair where song sketches and sunrise jams share space with more constructed tracks. Listen to the latest single “Marco & Mimo” HERE.
Arrowood Farms, the sprawling location for FOLLOW THE ARROW, is a sustainably-minded farm brewery, distillery, dining and event destination in the beautiful and bountiful Hudson Valley. A varied selection of local food artisans will be on-hand serving all day long. Tent and RV camping is available at the Rondout Valley Campground one mile away from the festival site, while there are also numerous hotel and lodging options in the surrounding area.
Impact Concerts, co-founded by Drew Frankel and Peter Himberger, creates music and lifestyle events in the Hudson Valley / Catskill Mountains region of New York. These events showcase internationally-renowned music, art, food, beer, and wine in an idyllic environment with great care and thought put into every show.
FOLLOW THE ARROW
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
El Michels Affair (DJ Set)
Mikaela Davis & Southern Star
Benevento Family Band
40 Love (featuring Marco Benevento & Alecia Chakour)
With Special Guests