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Scranton Music Festival hosts diverse local lineup at Nay Aug Park on Aug. 8

Scranton Music Festival hosts diverse local lineup at Nay Aug Park on Aug. 8
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A brand new independent music festival is being organized by bassist Eric Ross and all the members of Threatpoint, though its lineup may not be what one would expect from the Scranton groove metal band – and there’s a good reason for that.

“We wanted to do a festival that has a bit for everyone. With the lack of all-ages venues, we wanted to do an all-ages festival to truly showcase the diversity amongst our scene to all of the different age groups,” Ross told NEPA Scene.

“You have bands like Crock Pot Abduction that played to many all-ages crowds, and a band like Slapjaw who haven’t played all-ages in a long time.”

The Scranton Music Festival is a free all-day event at Nay Aug Park (500 Arthur Ave., Scranton) on Saturday, Aug. 8 “emphasizing the broad range of genres,” from soft acoustic music to heavy metal.

The music starts at noon and runs through 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and no alcohol will be permitted at the all-ages festival. Local artists are encouraged to bring their work to showcase; artist Cloud Bembenek, zine maker Ray Meoni, and Raw Illusions Studios are already scheduled to appear. Photography will be provided by Cami Kyttle of CLK Photography, and there will be face painting and more from Reaper’s Revenge.

The band lineup includes:

For more information on the Scranton Music Festival, visit the Facebook event page.

Photo by Nay Aug Conservancy