Weekend Wrap-Up: Michael Franti & Chowder Fest


Weekend 2 at the Melody Tent was another home run! On Friday night, we were lucky enough to enjoy the amazing Michael Franti & Spearhead. With a set that had everyone dancing, Franti and his wildly talented band gave an incredible performance. His upbeat music matched his similarly upbeat message of love and compassion, which he was literally running up and down the aisles to preach. Performing for an hour and a half, Franti & Spearhead gave Hyannis a night they will not forget. As the Cape Cod Times said in their rave review, “I Got Love For Ya” was a definite highlight, as was their surprise U2 cover.

The fun continued Sunday afternoon with WCOD Cape Cod Chowder Festival. This annual event is always a summer highlight, and this year was no exception! With delicious chowders from restaurants all over Cape Cod, no one left with an empty stomach. Festival goers were also able to enjoy great live music from awesome local artists like Jay Psaros, Susan Cattaneo, Chuck McDermott, and Of Lions and Giants. And congrats to Seaside Pub for taking home the title of Best Chowder! (Mattakeese took home 2nd place, and British Beer Company Hyannis received 3rd)


Here are some of our favorite weekend memories on social media:

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Thanks to Kelsey (@surfergirl1189)

Thanks to Meredith (@instamatic_44)

#michaelfranti #stayhuman #icouldnthelpit

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Thanks to Shauna (@tinyluckycat)

@michaelfranti and Spearhead

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Thanks to Dan (@night__sea)

Thanks to Cleat and Anchor (@cleatandanchor)

Chowdah Fest!

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Thanks to Sarah (@sasisson12)

#chowderfest @ssmcccmt come sample chowder & vote for your favorite.

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Thanks to Natalie (@natalie_couto)


We hope you come to visit us next week for Kip Moore, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, and the Brew Fest!