Sailfest takes place Friday through Sunday

Plaid Brixx performs at 7 p.m. Friday on the Custom House Stage during Sailfest. (Contributed)
Plaid Brixx performs at 7 p.m. Friday on the Custom House Stage during Sailfest. (Contributed)

Ah, Sailfest, you little cyclone of fun, you! You're back! Actually, you're not so little. In fact, you're the region's favorite summertime festival — and folks from all over New England are actually glad the Independence Day celebrations are out of the way just so they can head to New London and focus on what will be your 39th annual presentation.

The fest officially opens at noon on Friday and rocks through Sunday afternoon and, well, fans know and salivate over what to expect. Distinctly non-healthy (and as such totally fun) food! Family-beguiling events! Live music and performances! Vitamin-strength carnival rides! The Saturday night sensory overdose known as the Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza! Bank and State Streets flourishing with booths full of crafts, food, clothing, jewelry, and gifts! The Sunday morning Sailfest Charter Oak Federal Credit Union 5K Road Race starting in front of The Day offices! And so much more ...

Enough with the preamble. That stuff's for Constitutions and whatnot. Here's what to expect on the three live music stages.

SAIL FEST LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE

Custom House Stage

Friday

6 p.m.— USCG Dixieland Band

7 p.m. — Plaid Brixx

8 pm — Hoolios

9 pm — Darik and the Funbags

Saturday

Noon — No Mind

1 p.m. — Kiri

2 p.m. — Braxton Bragg

3 p.m. — Braiden Sunshine

4 p.m. — TBA

5 p.m. — Brandt Taylor

6:30 p.m. — The Daughters of Legends: Claudette King & Sheila Raye Charles with Jeff Pitchell

8 p.m. — Carl Franklin

Sunday

12 p.m. — Jeff Slate

1 p.m. — Morrison Brothers

2:30 p.m. — Kenny Neal

4 p.m. — King Ilabash

City Pier Stage

Friday

5 p.m. — DJ Eazy

6 p.m. — New London Youth Talent Show

7:30 p.m. — Whisker Fish

Saturday

2:30 p.m. — Kiks Dance Center

3 p.m. — HHMA

4 p.m. — Ethan Cash

Sunday

Praise Fest with host Pastor Marcus Gill

Noon — Rock of Salvation Church

1 p.m. — Church of the City

2 p.m. — Revelation Church

3 p.m. — Krystal Livingston

4 p.m. — Worship Fellowship Choir

Hygienic Stage

Saturday

11 a.m. — Writer's Block: Multi-Arts Performance

Fiesta Latin:

3 p.m. — Stage Kickoff Bomba Radio & Univision TV

3:30 p.m. — Dance Classes-Salsa

4 p.m. — Live DJ LEO Latin Dance Party

5 p.m. — John Lajara

5:30 p.m. — Judy Santos from Aventura

6 p.m. — Bomba Radio Giveaways

6:10 p.m. — Jeyro

6:40 p.m. — Shorty C "El Real"

7:15 p.m. — Alfred Martinez |Bachata

8 p.m. — Live DJ JOJO

Sunday

Shoreline Acoustic Music Society

Hygienic Art Park — 10th Annual Acoustic Music Festival

Noon — Sherwood

12:30 — Baird and Friends

1:00 p.m. — Pat Daddona and Joe Cavanagh

1:30 p.m. — Roger Viens

2:00 p.m. — Peter Magrane

2:30 p.m. —The Carolans

3:00 p.m. — CAKE

3:30 p.m. — Maggie's Guitar

4:00 p.m. — Jim Lampos

4:30 p.m. — Alan Winslow

5:00 p.m. — Blonde Furniture

 

Kenny Neal performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the Custom House Stage during Sailfest. (kennyneal.net)
Kenny Neal performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the Custom House Stage during Sailfest. (kennyneal.net)

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