The Yard Amphitheater is unlike any other venue around. It's like being in your own back yard for a concert, only our back yard has a fully stocked outdoor bar, delicious BBQ and nationally touring acts. Grab a chair or a blanket, a bite to eat and a cold beer and get ready to dance.
Join us on Saturday, July 16th at 8:00 PM for Root Shock w/s/g Chris Eves and the New Normal!
Conscious, soulful, even healing—that’s how many fans of Root Shock have described the band’s infectious sound and energy. They’ve developed a voice that transcends genre but can make anyone move their body and uplift their spirit.
Spearheaded by the powerhouse vocals of Jessica Brown, the Root Shock sound is at once commanding and cathartic, but never at the expense of a velvety, carefully placed jazz or neo-soul lick. Phil Grajko’s smooth earthy vocals complement his guitar style inspired by Latin, prog, and psychedelic rock textures—often in tandem with mad keyboard genius Brian Lauri. Rounding out the band, bassist Elliot Jarvis and drummer Tyre Outerbridge make for a formidable rhythm section fluent in patterns ranging from reggae to funk to reggaeton and maybe even metal.
In 2016, Root Shock released a self-titled album, produced by Jason “Jocko” Randall at More Sound Studio, and followed that up with the “Many Paths” EP in 2018 & the Waves single in 2019. These recordings are proof of the band’s democratic songwriting process, with thoughtful lyrics from Brown and Grajko that invoke hope in dark times, warn against injustice, and imagine a future where everyone is free to be who they are. Always honest and thought provoking.
Today, Root Shock is bringing their renowned live show to clubs, festivals, and concert halls across the Northeast and beyond, delighting audiences from all walks of life with a positive message and danceable tunes.
CHRIS EVES & THE NEW NORMAL
Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, country, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman and many others. Their debut album is scheduled to be released in December 2017.
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Yard Amphitheater 2022 Lineup
May 30th: Annual Backyard BBQ featuring Annie in the Water, The Reflexions, and Feed the Fire
June 4th: Keller & The Keels with The Old Main
June 25th: Dogs In A Pile with Adam Brooks
July 2nd: Cassidy Lynn with Jason Wicks
July 16th: Root Shock with Chris Eves and the New Normal
July 23rd: Blue Star Radiation
August 6th: Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry with Blaine Holcomb
August 12th: Mihali of Twiddle with Mike Powell
August 13th: Ryan Montbleau with Giovanina Bucci
August 20th: SunSquabi with Vaporeyes
September 4th: Annual Hop Harvest Smoke Out featuring Mo Lowda & The Humble with The National Reserve and The Sideways