Sunday Spotlight… The Heart of Gold Festival

Music lovers, this week we bring to you another Sunday Spotlight rooted in our mutual love of music, community and good old-fashioned fun. This week we bring you a two-day local music event that is sure to help you beat these semingly endless winter blahs and help you get into the spirit for the upcoming jam-packed festival season.

Where did the idea for the Heart of Gold Festival come from?
This is our first ever Heart of Gold Festival. The name and concept for the festival came from the lyric “everybody is playing in the heart of gold band” from Scarlet Begonias [by the Grateful Dead]. We know and have worked with all of the bands on the bill in past festivals, and thought it would be great to get a jam together with different members from all the bands for the closing set. Paul Baroli Jr. of Steal Your Face loved the idea when we brought it up to him, and has been working with all of the musicians to put together the band members and set list.

Who is set to perform at this year’s festival?
Mark Diomede & The Juggling Suns Project, Steal Your Face, Mason Porter, Only Footprints, Jersey Pearl, Boy Wonder, Wood Sounds, Mia Johnson, Bobby Beatcut, James Stilianos and The Heart of Gold Band with various artists from the weekend led by Paul Baroli Jr.

The lineup schedule (all times are approximate):
Friday April 15, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ~ Wood Sounds ~
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ~ Jersey Pearl ~
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM ~ Steal You Face ~
12:00 AM – ? ~ open fire side jam ~

Saturday April 16, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ~ Mia Johnson ~
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ~ Boy Wonder ~
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ~ Only Footprints ~
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM ~ James Stilianos Freak Show ~
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ~ Mason Porter ~
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ~ Mark Diomede & the Juggling Suns Project
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ~ Heart of Gold Band ~
12:00 AM – ? ~ open fire side jam ~

Is it family friendly?
Yes this is a family friendly event, sadly it is not pet friendly.

How did you select the location? (The Plateau – 139 Marl Road, Harrisonville, NJ. 08039)
We chose the Plateau for the fest after helping out with a small festival style private party held there last year, knowing the covered stage and dance floor would set the perfect scene for this show.

Is there anything you want to be sure people know if they are thinking about coming out to the festival?
Campers/RVs are welcome, and there will be limited car side camping, and limited carry-in camping in the concert field. Saturday morning yoga, arts, crafts, air brush tattoos, good food, good music, good friends, good times. Jim Stilianos will be the MC for Saturday and have his own mystifying and amazing Vaudeville Freak Show, that is not to be missed.

Where can people go to find out more information about the event?
You can find more information on the Facebook event page…

By now we know people are ready to get on board! So, where can people get their tickets?
Tickets are available at the pre-sale rate until tonight at midnight, here…
Tickets can also be purchased at the gate.

The event is a rain or shine weekend of music and camping taking place this Friday, April 15th beginning at 2:00 PM until Sunday, April 17th at 12:00 AM. Don’t miss out on this one! Guaranteed to be a good time.

“Everybody’s playing in the heart of gold band…”

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