Hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and musician Mitski is paving the way for the next generation of female artists with her carefully crafted songs and emotionally raw lyricism. Following the breakout success of 2016’s Puberty 2, Mitski's latest release, Be The Cowboy, was heralded as one of the top albums of 2018 by Pitchfork, NPR, and more outlets.
Oakland-based artist Madeline Kenney has always had a penchant for curiosity and experimentation. She began collaborating in 2013 with Chaz Bear (Toro Y Moi), which led to the production of her Signals EP and later her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing. Both releases were received with great critical acclaim, and saw Kenney exploring the sounds within her self-proclaimed twang-haze genre, defined by cathartic fuzz breakdowns and lyrical sensitivity. In October of 2018 she released her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes.
- KidStage at noon in the West Meadow featuring an instrument exploration station and a vogue dance workshop with Jocquese Whitfield.
- Free Yoga Class at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Susannah Freedman.
- Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Curry Up Now, Phat Thai and Three Twins.
Season Host: Liam Mayclem.