WimBash Music Festival New Haven 2018

WimBash Music Festival New Haven 2018

“It only takes a moment to give that spark to a kid” – Doug Wimbish


The WIMBASH MUSIC FESTIVAL NEW HAVEN raises money to support music programs in the New Haven Public School District


For over 14 years, Grammy nominee, and visionary Doug Wimbish bestowed the passion, culture, integrity, and soul of music to thousands of students in need through the WimBash Music Festival Series. On Saturday, August 18, 2018 from Noon to 10pm the festival comes to New Haven, CT on Long Wharf Drive.


“It only takes a moment to give that spark to a kid,” is a driving line of the festival.  Bassist Doug Wimbish of the Grammy Award Winning Band Living Colour is the festival’s namesake and motivating force behind that line and the development of the festival itself.


“We couldn’t do this without the help and support of a number of people, including former West Haven Mayor Edward O’Brien who has been instrumental in driving support for our festival and  developing community in this area,” stated Mr. Wimbish.


Performances by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer of Broadway’s “School of Rock” fame, internationally renowned guitarist Marcus Machado, youth sensation Unlocking the Truth, Connecticut’s own Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Living Colour’s Corey Glover, Will Calhoun & Doug Wimbish are featured. Hosting the event is world renowned producer and mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge.


The WimBash New Haven Music Festival is the 53rd festival of the WimBash Music Series and is supported through sponsorships, volunteers, and donations. 


Hosted by Chris Lord-Alge, the full line-up includes Living Colour’s Corey Glover, Will Calhoun & Doug Wimbish • Brandon “Taz” Niederauer • Funky Dawgz Brass Band • The Doobie Powell Band • Unlocking The Truth • Raghav Mehrotra • Marcus Machado • Jen Durkin’s Soul Power • Matter • Reece Malone • Kyle Ward • Sound Beacon • Tears Fall Down • Mystic Seahorse • Pete Lucibelli Band & DJ Marc Mecca


Sponsored by Eventide, Inc.


WimBash Music Festival New Haven 2018 is presented by Doug Wimbish & Nova Sound Studios LLC, Ed O’Brien, The WimBash New Haven 2018 Committee and The City of New Haven, CT.


Please consider supporting the WimBash Music Festival New Haven.


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Time12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LocationVietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Long Wharf, New Haven, CT, 06106