Celebrate Holyoke Announces 2016 Music Line Up Text Size

The planning committee for Celebrate Holyoke 2016 is pleased to announce the musical lineup for this year’s three day summer festival, highlighting a diverse range of musical favorites from around the region.

“We’re really excited about this year’s lineup of musical acts and are looking forward to welcoming an even bigger crowd to downtown Holyoke,” said Jenna Weingarten, Celebrate Holyoke’s Executive Director.  “It was important to us that our lineup reflected Holyoke’s diverse community, and we’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.”

Music will begin on Friday night at 5PM and last throughout the weekend until Sunday at 7:30PM and includes the following bands and artists:

Friday, August 26- 5pm-11pm

Basement Cats

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze

Jesus Pagan y Conjunto Barrio

Joe Velez Creacion Latin Big Band

Saturday, August 27- 12:30pm-11pm

From the Woods


Paper City Exiles

Franny O Show

Trailer Park

Pabon Salsa


Brass Attack

Sunday August 28 – 12:30pm-7:30pm

Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

Union Jack

Los Sugar Kings

Dee Reilly

Ray Mason Band

Celebrate Holyoke is a weekend-long festival that will take place this year on August 26th, 27th, and 28th, featuring live music, entertainment, and vendors. Last year, the festival drew approximately 15,000 people into the heart of downtown Holyoke over the course of three days. Slide the City, an internationally known 1,000-foot slip and slide, will return to Celebrate on Saturday August 27th. 

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed and are critical in ensuring the success of Celebrate Holyoke.  Anyone interested in being a part of this beloved community event should contact [413]-570-0389  or email  Visit their website and find them on Facebook & Twitter.

Posted on July 20, 2016 by