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Millpond Live!

Local singer/songwriters Pamela Means and Diana Alvarez kick off the third edition of with their soulful activist anthems. Ani DiFranco said to Pamela Means, "you groove so deep, so deep I can't get out. And I wouldn't want to." We guarantee you won't want to either.

Then, Planetary Party veterans, The Saturators take it up a notch. Described as a live manifestation of David Byrne’s 45 collection, this fearless ensemble channels a myriad of influences, their sonic vocabulary spanning dancefloors from Trinidad to Harlem.

We wrap up the evening with the return of MC, poet, and multilingual performer Vox Sambou. His ensemble's high energy set fuses Haitian rhythms, afrobeat, reggae, and hip-hop.

5PM - GATES OPEN for picnicking


9-11AM Lower Mill Pond Clean Up with the Connecticut River Conservancy. Help remove litter and other debris from the Lower Mill Pond, Millside Park, and the adjoining The Manhan Rail Trail. Paddlers welcome. Register at:

1-3PM Art & Activism Workshop with Pamela Means & Dr. Diana Alvarez. This FREE event takes place at New City Brewery and is open to participants ages 15 and older.
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3-9PM Millpond Live Pop-Up Shop! During the afternoon,Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works will on hand to perform bicycle basic maintenance and tune-ups. Feel like riding to the show but need a light to ride home in the dark? They've got you covered.

3:30-7PM ValleyBike will be offering FREE demos of the new bikes installed at Millside Park. Pedal around the parking lot and learn how this great program works.

Need a safe place to park your bike during the concert? MassBike PV will be set up again this year to offer free valet parking for bikes for the entire series.

10-11PM Afterparty with the Saturators at New City Brewery. "Do not be surprised to hear elements of George Clinton’s P Funk to the Gap Band’s G funk, with that live reggae, roots, rock and soul with the TCQ and Diagble Planets hip-hop attitude."

Enjoy delectable food from Little Trúc, Corsello Butcheria, Hearth + Timber Pizza, and Ginger Love Cafe. Wash it down with a pint from New City Brewery or Abandoned Building Brewery. Try a seasonal libation from Galaxy, or nitro coffee and tea from Drink Quivr. Crooked Stick Pops will offer delicious seasonal fruit pops for dessert. Beyond Green Construction will be serving hot coffee and treats at the Go Solar Cafe.


Millpond.Live is a FREE, grassroots, community-sponsored festival series designed to unite people from all walks of life.

The series is made possible by River Valley Co-op and our generous media partners, New England Public Radio and The Valley Advocate. Special thanks to the Easthampton Cultural Council and CitySpace for their support.

Earlier Event: August 25
Diana Alvarez @ Celebrate Holyoke
Later Event: September 28
Diana Alvarez @ Arcadia Folk Festival