They couldn’t have made a music fest for a nicer guy. Now in its second year, Flynn Fest returns this time to the outdoor Main Line Brewery venue with a whole new slate of bands and right now, the forecast is looking just about perfect: 83 and sunny, clear skies.
The festival, named in honor of former Moody Middle School teacher Fletcher Flynn Wyche, who was a huge fan of bands like the Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, will showcase a number of "jammy" bands featuring his old friends and roommates. Headlining the show is Agents of Good Roots, who need little introduction around these parts, a band made up of some talented, veteran musicians led by guitarist and vocalist Andrew Winn and Brian Jones on percussion, with J.C. Kuhl (sax) and Stewart Myers (bass) rounding out the lineup. You can read our 2018 interview with Winn to learn more about that band.
The three other bands on this daytime bill are acoustic roots band, Scattered, Smothered and Covered (featuring former members of the Mills Family Band); The Signature Move (a funky rock band based out of Richmond playing covers by the likes of Little Feat and others); and (the Dead tune-friendly) Spring Street Hotel.
There will be food trucks on hand including Legendary Provisions, La Boot, and Kobop plus Fireside Pizze from 4 to 8:30 p.m. as well as a wide selection of craft beers. The event will benefit the Anna Julia Cooper School, an independent faith-based school providing full tuition scholarships to K-8th grade students of limited economic resources from Richmond's East End. The mission of Anna Julia Cooper School is “to love, educate, and uplift its students.”
The second annual Flynn Fest takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Main Line Brewery. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and you can buy them here. But get them quick, ticket sales end soon. Main Line Brewey is located at 1603 Ownby Lane.