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Fantastic Cat Takes the Stage: May 3rd Merchants Square Free Concert

In the heart of Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street, music lovers are in for a treat as the acclaimed band, Fantastic Cat, takes center stage for a free concert on May 3rd. This talent promises an evening of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll, defying conventions and delighting audiences.

DATE:                   Friday, May 3rd
TIME:                   6PM-9PM
LOCATION:       Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street
Performers:       Fantastic Cat

Fantastic Cat isn’t just another band; they are a testament to the power of collaboration and creativity. Comprising four distinct songwriters—Don DiLego, Anthony D’Amato, Brian Dunne, and Mike Montali—Fantastic Cat has defied expectations since its inception. Despite initial skepticism, the band has garnered praise from the likes of Rolling Stone for their debut album, “The Very Best Of Fantastic Cat.” Their eclectic mix of genres and seamless vocal exchanges have earned them sold-out shows across the US and Europe, as well as prestigious festival performances, and now Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square.

Individually, each member of Fantastic Cat boasts an impressive resume and a string of accolades. Don DiLego’s work has been hailed as a “stunner” by Paste Magazine, while NPR has compared Anthony D’Amato’s songwriting prowess to legends like Bruce Springsteen. Brian Dunne’s latest record was dubbed “the sleeper album of the year” by Rolling Stone, and Mike Montali’s band, Hollis Brown, has been lauded as “the soundtrack for a late-night drive through the American heartland.”

Fantastic Cat isn’t just a band; they are a testament to the magic of music and collaboration. Their upcoming concert at Merchants Square promises to be an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages.

Now, before you settle in for the free concert, why not make a day of it in Merchants Square? With over 40 shops and restaurants to explore, there’s something for everyone. Indulge in some retail therapy, sample delicious cuisine, and soak in the charming ambiance of this historic street. After all, what better way to set the mood for an unforgettable evening of music than by immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of Merchants Square?

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to experience the magic of Fantastic Cat on May 3rd. Check out the full lineup below.

2024 Merchants Square Concert Series, 

  • Friday, May 3 – Fantastic Cat: Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll.
  • Friday, June 7 – Chatham Rabbits: Get ready to be swept away by the charming melodies and heartfelt lyrics of this dynamic duo.
  • Friday, July 5 – Pink Stones: Indulge in a fusion of indie-rock and Americana as Pink Stones take the stage to captivate your senses.
  • Friday, August 2 – Kyshona: Lose yourself in the soulful sounds of Kyshona as she serenades you with her powerful vocals and poignant storytelling.
  • Friday, September 6: Paul McDonald & The Mourning Doves: A blend of poetic storytelling and catchy hooks, with Paul’s raspy yet refined voice reminiscent of legends like Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan.
  • Friday, October 4 – Magnolia Blvd: Conclude the season with a bang as Magnolia Blvd unleashes their high-energy blend of rock and soul, leaving you craving for more.

 

 

 

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