Stars and Stripes festival signals Flatbread’s swan song

The growing crowd at Flatbread for its last show. — Sam Moore

The Flatbread Co. in Edgartown hosted its final concert on Saturday night with a lineup of local, national, and international acts for the annual Stars and Stripes festival, a rock- and pop-packed fundraiser for the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. From local favorites like Crooked Coast, Dukes County Love Affair, and Magic Man to faraway bands like Tigertown from Down under and LA’s XYLØ , the legendary music venue once again welcomed a foot-stomping crowd to the familiar stage by the Martha’s Vineyard Regional Airport.

The benefit, started by Neon Gold record label founders Lizzy Plapinger and Derek Davies, closes out an era at the Island venue, and marks a new one as the building’s new owners, MV Wine and Spirits’ Brion McGroarty and his son, prepare to move in.