What’s up MV: Island celebrates America’s birthday with music

Kate Cameron


King Cake and the Baby is back at Hooked on Beach Road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. New this summer, King Cake’s funky grooves and jazz mastery have combined to pull in a diverse group of the young and the young at heart.

1 Night Stand will be at The Wharf in Edgartown, on Friday. An energetic top 40 cover band known for their individualized renditions of classic songs, they bring their talents to 3 Main Street for one night only – though hopefully they’ll call again this summer.

Also on Friday, Christian McNeill, voted Boston’s Best Male Vocalist in the 2010 and 2011 Boston Music Awards, will play at The Dive Bar in Oak Bluffs with Chris Anzalone, Jeremy Berlin and Mike Miksis. No cover. Saturday, Biggy Shorty, a New Orleans style funk band, plays at The Dive Bar


On Saturday night, First Fridays of Boston, and Soul Patrol Deejays will play at the Vineyard Bar & Grill on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs. Soul Patrol is a popular promotional team frequently found around the Boston Area or collaborating with Native Sound. On July 4th, for the tenth year running, they will have a party on South Beach from 1pm to 6pm.


Singer/ songwriter Kate Cameron has a soulful country sound that carries along some rock edginess which she will bring to The Seafood Shanty on Dock Street in Edgartown from 3-6pm. Ms. Cameron is a prodigious talent. She recorded her first CD at age 15, and is now a freshman at the Berklee College of Music. She has a packed summer performance schedule, and this is the first of two shows she will play on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Pit Stop, a music venue on Dukes County Ave in Oak Bluffs, near Tony’s Market, just got its Sunday music license. They will be hosting a Jazz Night every Sunday, doors opening at 7:30pm and music ending at 11pm. The Weekly event is organized by Adam Lipsky. The Pit Stop aims to be the place to hear jazz on the Island, and the weekly night is expected to attract jazz artists from New York and Boston. This week The Adam Lipsky Quartet will play. The group is comprised of Adam Lipsky, Mike Alberice, Max Judelson, and Steve Tully. Tickets are $18 at the door, $9 for members.

The Pit Stop is a community supported listening venue, and is not a bar. It hopes to become a nonprofit music room available to the community. Music at the pit stop is not background noise that accompanies drinking; music is the focus, orgnizers stress.

On July 4th deejays will play at bars around the Island. Island Thunder will be at The Lampost on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs, the Jabroni Brothers, DJ D-ylon and DJ Mingo, will be at The Dive Bar, also in Oak Bluffs, Deejay Ricky Prime will be at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Soul Patrol & Native Sound will follow their South Beach day show with an evening performance at The Island Bar & Grill on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs.