Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MOAM Success Story: Michaela McClain

Last year, Michaela McClain joined the lineup of the MOAM stage at Riverfest in Red Bank, NJ. She and her band had a friendly conversation with the people who helped them load in their gear, played a strong set, and were ready to call it a day when they received an unexpected offer: a spot on the mainstage, filling in for a band that wasn’t able to make it. Michaela says that performance was the biggest stage and audience she and her band had ever experienced.

That set led to a spot later that year at the Somerville Street Fair, and now Michaela and her band will return to River Fest in 2014 as part of the official mainstage lineup.
Riverfest 2013 was Michaela’s first MOAM show. She calls it a “lovely experience” that included a “lovely crowd,” and “really nice musicians.” She expressed appreciation that last year, MOAM Co-Founder and Board Member Jenny Woods and MOAM member extraordinaire Todd Goldin followed her band to the mainstage to support their set. 

This year, you can catch Michaela and her band at Riverfest on Friday, May 30th at 6pm. 
She can also be seen twice in Montclair, NJ on 5/31, playing at Just Jake’s at 3pm and on the outside stage at the Tierney’s Music Festival at 7pm – and at Café Wha? in NYC on 6/20 at 7:30pm.

Congratulations, Michaela! 

Photo by Jenny Woods! (Riverfest 2013)

For more information about Red Bank’s Riverfest 2014:

And once again, MOAM will have music all weekend long! Here’s the schedule for our Rock the River stage. Thanks so much to all of our members for sharing their time and talents!

5:00 pm
  Pam McCoy & Familiar Faces
5:45 pm
  Bobby Strange
6:30 pm
  This New Day
7:15 pm
  Joe Miller
8:00 pm
  Guilty Dog
9:00 pm
  Sky Road


11:00 am
  Kevin McGowan
12:00 pm
  Steve Kunzman
1:00 pm
  Alex English
2:00 pm
  May Darlings
3:00 pm
  Jonathan Tea
4:00 pm
  Blue Highways
5:00 pm
  Matt Wade
6:00 pm
  Collin J. Rocker
7:00 pm
  Vince Dinardo
8:15 pm
  Cook Smith’s Mission Band


11:00 am
  Mikey B & The Generation Gap
11:45 am
  Carol Barbieri
12:30 pm
  The Melore Wintjen Jam Band
1:15 pm
  Rick Winow
2:00 pm
  Art Servilla
2:45 pm
  Elaine & The Cimarron Sky
3:30 pm
  Peter Myers
4:30 pm
  Al-Vis and Friends

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