Song Confessional Lounge at the Mishawaka
On Sunday, September 18th we hosted our very first CONFESST! showcase at the Mishawaka featuring music from The Bright Light Social Hour, Esme Patterson, and Walker Lukens.
The free event brought the front range community together for a night of free music, good energy, and the reveal of the Song Confessional Lounge.
Featured inside the lounge is a permanent Song Confessional recording booth where you have the opportunity to have your stories, or “confessions,” turned into an original song by today’s top bands.
In the booth, we collect recordings of people telling any type of story – old, new, long, or short! Everyone has a story, and we’re looking forward to hearing yours. Learn more by checking out the Song Confessional podcast.
Song Confessional co-founder Walker Lukens, who helped coordinate the festival and installation, was the first to step on stage and fire up the crowd.
After Lukens kicked off the night, we had the pleasure of having Esme Patterson, formerly of indie folk band Paper Bird, play a solo set. You can even catch Patterson’s song “Let’s Grow,” on the “Love in Quarantine” season of the Song Confessional Podcast!
Austin-based Psychedelic Rock band, The Bright Light Social Hour, capped off the event with their high-energy sound including their brand new single, “The Sheriff.” TBLSH kept everyone on their feet and owned the stage with powerful guitar, gritty harmonies, and flowing rhythms. Hard core fans and curious patrons gathered to get down on the dance floor with us.
Throughout the night people were stepping into the confessional booth and as part of the event, The Bright Light Social Hour and Walker Lukens plan to collaborate on a song based on a confession taken that night! So for those of you brave souls who confessed your secrets, keep an eye out later this year to see if your story was chosen.
The inaugural CONFESST! was just the first installment of the series, stay tuned for future festivals dates and headliners!
- Written by Kati LeFebvre and Tate Hoeven
- Photos from Sunny Side Production
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