High Hopes Music and Arts Festival

High Hopes Music and Arts Festival
Westfield River Brewing Co   Southwick, MA
Saturday August 4th

Westfield River Brewing and Paddle Out Productions team up for inaugural event 


Southwick, MA (June 29, 2018) —Westfield River Brewing Company is partnering up withPaddle Out Productions to bring a day of music, food and arts to the brewery field on August 4th in Southwick MA.  The large farm field behind the picturesque barn and taproom will be the backdrop for this year’s High Hopes Music and Arts Festival.  Renowned Pink Floyd tribute band, The Machine, will be headlining the bill and will be joined by Zach Deputy, Rice: an American Band and Joon.  

When choosing bands for the event, the founders of High Hopes felt it was important to have some diversity of acts, and still feature some of the great local music scene. 
“We felt the wide appeal and familiarity of Pink Floyd mixed well with the variety of the other acts,” says Paddle Out co-founder Ryan Burhans.  “Our goal is to bring something to the community that people look forward to year after year.”

The Machine have separated themselves as the premier US Pink Floyd tribute band, touring all over the country throughout the year.  Zach Deputy has become nearly synonymous with the festival season and his feel good music will be the perfect compliment to the day.  rice – an American Band have risen up out of rural MA and become a staple at festivals including Strangecreek, Jerry Jam, Wormtown, and more.  Joon is a rock funk and jam band out of Enfield CT who will open the show.
The festival will be taking place Saturday August 4th.   Gates open at 2p.   Tickets are currently on sale and available in person at the brewery taproom or online at 
This will be Westfield Brewery’s first of two larger events that they are partnering up on with Paddle Out Productions this summer.  There are also plans for the field to continue hosting events that will bring together national and local musical acts, artisans and community. 
“The farm is such a beautiful and special place for all of us here at the brewery,” said Westfield River Brewing Company’s Josh Kelleher.  “We’re very passionate about creating events and experiences that represent our love of live music and beer. We’re thrilled to be partnered with a company like Paddle Out Productions who share the same enthusiasm.”
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