Saturday-On Stage

Salt Gulch All Stars

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Salt Gulch All Stars are a rotating group of friends that enjoy playing music for fun. The music they play  (songs you may know or sound familiar)  is rock n roll oriented with our own flavor and a handful of originals thrown in for good measure. They love to see tapping feet, dancing, and hear singing along!

Mindy Dillard

LOCATION: Festival Plaza Stage
September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindy Dillard is a musical alchemist from the Wasatch Mountains. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. She is known for her own unique storytelling style which blends spoken word and song. Mindy has performed her one-woman revisionist fairy-tale folk rock opera based on Grimm’s fairytales and her own eating disorder recovery, internationally. In June 2015 she won the Susanne Millsaps performing songwriter competition in Salt Lake City, Utah (which is also her hometown). She opened for folk icon John Gorka at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival. Mindy’s musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams and Stephen Sondheim. A genre bender, Mindy’s sound holds shades of old-time Appalachia, contemporary folk, gospel and musical theatre. Through her music she seeks to transform the ordinary into the magical and poison into medicine. She’s currently working on a musical project called “Little Supernova” that explores her newfound role as a mother To sample his work, click here.

Matt Burke

LOCATION: Festival Plaza Stage
September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Matt Burke is an accomplished singer, songwriter, band leader, and entertainer with more than 15 years of performance history under his belt. Hailing from DeLand, FL, Burke got his start fronting a successful original hard rock band in Central Florida during the early 2000’s. In 2006, Burke moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music and hone his craft as a songwriter and performer. From 2006-2014, Burke performed in several successful cover bands in the Chicagoland area. During this time, Burke was also developing his original project – The Matt Burke Band – and began writing songs for his debut original album, Pretty Close to Very GoodPCTVG  was released in 2010 to critical acclaim across a wide range of music blogs and online publications. While actively involved in the Chicago music scene, Burke played many well-known music venues and street festivals, including the Rock Bottom Brewery, the Navy Pier Beer Garden, the Hard Rock Chicago, the Elbo Room, the Empty Bottle, Subterranean, Belmont Street Music Festival, Windy City Blues Fest, and the Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Chicago. In 2014, Burke moved back to the sunshine state to focus on his original music and further develop a growing Florida fan base.

The Matt Burke Band’s newest EP was released in early 2018 and pulls heavily from the blues influences Burke was exposed to during his stay in Chicago. The band’s music can be found on all digital platforms as well as nationwide on the TouchTunes network of digital jukeboxes. Burke is currently writing material for his debut solo album – an album that makes a departure stylistically for him. While the Matt Burke Band’s music is funky and fun, Matt Burke’s material as a solo artist is a more mature, roots-oriented, alt-country leaning Americana. Burke’s music has been featured on 90.7 WMFE – Orlando’s NPR affiliate – and will appeal to fans of Classic and Southern rock, Roots rock, blues, Alternative rock, Americana, Country, and reggae. 

Burke is a talented up-and-coming singer/songwriter and captivating performer, whether on stage solo with an acoustic guitar or fronting a full five-piece band. He is currently based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and actively gigs in Central Florida and the Southeastern United States.  To sample his work, click here.

Jason Tyler Burton

LOCATION: Festival Plaza
September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Photo by Regina Pagles.

Jason Tyler Burton grew up in the hills of Kentucky, but now lives in the mountains of Wyoming. His brand of rural Americana results in road trip ready songs that often tell a novel’s worth of story in the span of minutes. Burton knows how to craft a tune, how to turn a phrase and make it something you can relate to even if it’s not something you’ve lived. For this, he draws comparisons to another Jason (Isbell) as well as legends such as John Prine. 

Jason Tyler Burton writes rural Americana music that is steeped in folk and country music traditions. His songs are lyrical, with an emphasis on storytelling. With humor and whimsy, his songs invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. More about Jason – click here.