Aiken & Friends Fest

Aiken & Friends Fest Americana / Country / Roots music festival.www.aikenandfriendsfest.com A "Celebration of Songwriters" will be held Sept. 25 and 26, 2015.

A 2 day event of original music with workshops, great food and beverages.

04/06/2022

Wow and welcome to our 10th WW!

02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

We are bringing the live music and tall tales so you can hang in your comfy place with your sweetheart(s) and favorite refreshments!

There is no fee to access this concert but contributions are greatly appreciated.

Contribute here:

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Thank you!

This Thursday at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live on Visit Smithfield VA!
09/13/2021

This Thursday at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live on Visit Smithfield VA!

Guess who we're featuring this Thursday with ShopTalk. When Pigs Fly Magic Happens! Join us via Facebook Live at 10 a.m. on the Visit Smithfield VA page for a tour of this delightful shop and meet owner/artist Nansi Strickland.
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Excited about how well Amy's favorite Christmas song is doing - check out the video to Mike's 'Almost Christmas'. Please...
12/14/2020

Excited about how well Amy's favorite Christmas song is doing - check out the video to Mike's 'Almost Christmas'. Please share. Thanks! , ,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxfeLuBG4lA

Feel the warmth of the holidays ring through in Mike Aiken's "Almost Christmas" video. The beautiful scenery and warm hearted song make you feel the longing ...

12/05/2020
Well with Covid spiking and cold weather coming it seems like a good time to share this video again. If you have a mind ...
11/20/2020

Well with Covid spiking and cold weather coming it seems like a good time to share this video again. If you have a mind to share it please do and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks again to everyone who send in your pics! Safe travels, Happy and safe Thanksgiving. Amy Aiken Joe Kelly Samantha Briggs Naomi Kaminsky
Stacey Taylor Alan Liddell

Thanks to friends and fans all over the globe for sending in their photos. Topical tune about wearing a mask. Unplugged and acoustic, recorded on board Mike ...

Fest week memory. This years fest has been postponed till 2021 at RVCC collage in Branchburg NJ.  This video is from Smi...
10/04/2020

Fest week memory. This years fest has been postponed till 2021 at RVCC collage in Branchburg NJ. This video is from Smithfield VA where the fest was held for 12 years. The band was Andrew Piland , Amy Aiken, Jordan Ponzi and Mike Aiken. Raritan Valley Community College

Live at Smithfield Little Theater, Smithfield, Virginia Mike Aiken, Amy Aiken, Andrew Piland, Jordan Ponzi

Hey All, our Got Me A Mask video has about 53,000 views in a weeks time! Thanks for your support and sharing! I'd like t...
09/04/2020

Hey All, our Got Me A Mask video has about 53,000 views in a weeks time! Thanks for your support and sharing! I'd like to give a special thanks to the artists who send in their photos! Amy Aiken Celeste Di Iorio Morin Cary Morin Jackie Merritt Resa Gibbs & Mom, Annie Johnson & Tommy Paul Norfleet Robert Walters Bobby Blackhat Tim Buppert William Weisbach Brant Miller Mike Kling . I'm honored to call each of these folks my friend and encourage you to check them all out. Great musicians!

Thanks to friends and fans all over the globe for sending in their photos. Topical tune about wearing a mask. Unplugged and acoustic, recorded on board Mike ...

07/27/2020

Join the FUN and send us a photo of you stylin' your mask! We'll put it in the video we're putting together for . Send photos via messenger or post it as a comment.

06/02/2020

05/30/2020

Hello Fest Family! We bring you this video greeting to announce the new dates for the 15th Annual Aiken & Friends Music Fest at RVCCArts on the Raritan Valley Community College campus in Branchburg, NJ! Hint: Sept 30- Oct 2, 2021. Be well! Mike Aiken, Amy Aiken, Mike and Amy Aiken, Alan Liddell

Looking forward to seeing you all October 1-3 - RVCC Branchburg, NJ!!
03/19/2020

Looking forward to seeing you all October 1-3 - RVCC Branchburg, NJ!!

A little fun from the 2019 Fest - Mike Aiken Band and Jackie Merritt and Resa Gibbs of the MSG Acoustic Blues Trio toget...
02/12/2020

A little fun from the 2019 Fest - Mike Aiken Band and Jackie Merritt and Resa Gibbs of the MSG Acoustic Blues Trio together on Mike's 'Travelin' Bone' with Mike and Amy Aiken, Jordan Ponzi, Ron Fetner, Alan Liddell, RVCCArts
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 1-3, 2020 for the 15th Annual
https://youtu.be/JkKo6jxk6g0

2019 Aiken & Friends Fest - North Branch Nash Theatre - RVCC Branchburg campus Mike Aiken Band is joined by Resa Gibbs and Jackie Merritt of the MSG Acoustic...

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!! Enjoy those you love and those you are with, today and everyday. We shall...
12/23/2019

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!! Enjoy those you love and those you are with, today and everyday. We shall see you in October...in Branchburg, NJ...until then it is Almost Christmas, our video gift to you from Mike Aiken. Alan Liddell, Amy Aiken mikeandamyaiken RVCCArts
https://youtu.be/SxfeLuBG4lA

Feel the warmth of the holidays ring through in Mike Aiken's "Almost Christmas" video. The beautiful scenery and warm hearted song make you feel the longing ...

12/12/2019

Peanut Coffee?! Check it out at the Isle of Wight County Museum!

11/04/2019

Hey Everyone - super excited to announce a date change. The 15th Annual Fest will be held October 1-3, 2020, RVCC campus, Branchburg, NJ. Great lineup coming soon... RVCCArts, Mike Aiken, Amy Aiken, Alan Liddell

09/23/2019

Check out Laura and Valerie as they invite you to their show this Saturday, Sept. 28 on the RVCC campus, Branchburg, NJ. RVCCArts Alan Liddell, Laura Cortese

We love these guys...MSG Acoustic Blues Trio will be back at the fest this year. Thursday they will be doing the Blues E...
08/26/2019

We love these guys...MSG Acoustic Blues Trio will be back at the fest this year. Thursday they will be doing the Blues Evolution and Saturday performing on the quad! Come on out Sept 26-28 RVCCArts Branchburg, NJ. Mike Aiken Amy Aiken Alan Liddell https://youtu.be/NAxvLax7hB8

MSG Acoustic Blues Trio (from left to right: Jackie Merritt, Miles Spicer, Resa Gibbs) performing "Isabel" their greatly entertaining song about mean church ...

Meet another of the fine artists performing at the 14th annual Fest - Saturday, Sept. 28 in Branchburg, NJ. Don't miss t...
08/01/2019

Meet another of the fine artists performing at the 14th annual Fest - Saturday, Sept. 28 in Branchburg, NJ. Don't miss these guys - high energy, lots of FUN!
Jonathan Byrd, Mike Aiken, Alan Liddell, RVCCArts, Amy Aiken,

Tin Pan, Richmond VA, 12/6/16

Concert on the Quad - Saturday, September 28, 2019 - featuring a variety of energetic, soulful acts. Don't miss it. Aike...
07/11/2019

Concert on the Quad - Saturday, September 28, 2019 - featuring a variety of energetic, soulful acts. Don't miss it. AikenAndFriendsFest.com for all the details.

Concert on the Quad - RVCC Community Day
Macheis Wind, Jonathan Beedle, Starr Celeste, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards and Jonathan Byrd
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:30PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;
BRING A CHAIR; BRING THE FAMILY
This is an outdoor event, so, please, watch the weather and plan accordingly
Saturday afternoon’s events are free and open to the public and, again this year, offered as an RVCC Community Day. In addition to Concert on the Quad, there will be a drop-in Pickers' Tent where local musicians are invited to play together and some organized activities for the kids. Food will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon and local craft vendors will be offering their wares. And, the RVCC Planetarium will offer free laser shows, the college art gallery will be open, and RVCC Cosmetology students will be giving free hand and arm massages. RVCC Planetarium Aiken & Friends Fest Mike Aiken Amy Aiken Raritan Valley Community College

Three of our favorites, all Fest alums, but have never appeared together - this will be a great night of tales and tunes...
07/11/2019

Three of our favorites, all Fest alums, but have never appeared together - this will be a great night of tales and tunes. Don't miss it. Friday, September 27, 2019 AikenandFriendsFest.com. Get your tickets today!

Songwriters in the Round
Mike Aiken, LEA & Tim Buppert
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7PM
Tickets: $20
Join us for Fest Friday Night. Treat yourself to Songwriters in the Round, featuring Mike Aiken, LEA and Tim Buppert performing their original songs, telling the stories behind their songs and what inspires them. The banter between songwriters on stage makes for a magical experience that can’t be reproduced. You won’t want to miss this very special night. Mike Aiken ThisisLEA Tim Buppert Aiken & Friends Fest Amy Aiken Songwriters in the Round with Mike Aiken, LEA & Tim Buppert Raritan Valley Community College Visit Somerset NJ Visit Hunterdon County, New Jersey Skylands Songwriters Guild

Another reason we love our little fest!! Reaching out to new and burgeoning songwriters...come on out, perform or just s...
07/02/2019

Another reason we love our little fest!! Reaching out to new and burgeoning songwriters...come on out, perform or just support those who do!

Calling all singer/songwriters!
Win a Chance to Perform Saturday, September 28, 2019 as a part of Aiken & Friends Music Fest, North Branch at RVCCArts, The Theatre at RVCC. If you are a burgeoning singer/songwriter and want a chance to perform on stage at the festival, keep reading . . .
Aiken & Friends Fest Open Mic in Somerville Open Mic in Annandale Tall Tales & Troubadours with The Mike Aiken Band Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe Harper's Table

Just one more of the many artists we can't wait to hear this September. Tim Buppert will be performing at the Songwriter...
06/28/2019

Just one more of the many artists we can't wait to hear this September. Tim Buppert will be performing at the Songwriters in the Round concert, Friday, September 27 along with Lea Morris and Mike Aiken Hopefully we'll hear this song he wrote for Kevin Sharpe. Tim will be playing guitar at the Aiken & Friends Fest but here he's the one on snare! Great tune, great voice...Enjoy! Alan Liddell, Amy Aiken, RVCCArts
https://youtu.be/IffAk_EqiFQ

She's Sure Taking It Well - Tim Buppert/Kevin Sharp 3rd and Lindsley September 4, 2015

Laura Cortese is just ONE of the many reasons we are so excited about this year's Aiken & Friends Fest! Check them out a...
06/20/2019

Laura Cortese is just ONE of the many reasons we are so excited about this year's Aiken & Friends Fest! Check them out and make your plans to be in Branchburg, New Jersey at RVCCArts September 26-28.
Mike Aiken, Amy Aiken,Alan Liddell

Burning down the barn known as The Ark with a little traditional ditty about prophylactics and procreation on February 22, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Thumbnail P...

Congratulations Kimberly!
06/19/2019

Congratulations Kimberly!

Congratulations and a great big thank you to Kimberly Tsui who brought this great offering to our first Aiken & Friends Fest Art Contest. Keep an eye out for posters, t-shirts and the like in the near future. Thanks to all who participated! Mike Aiken Amy Aiken https://www.rvccarts.org/20/Events/Mainstage/190926AFF.html

06/19/2019

Acoustic singer-songwriter solo and duo acts can register for open-mic auditions to win a chance to be open Aiken & Friends North Branch Music Fest.

Thanks for the share, looking forward to meeting some of your members!
05/16/2019

Thanks for the share, looking forward to meeting some of your members!

FEST NEWS Story - Evolution of A Grassroots Fest A few words from Mike Aiken about how the Aiken & Friends Fest came to be... "It is the fantastic result of looking for an area to host an Americana/Acoustic sort of festival. It started with my desire

Calling all artists...we are looking for original artwork for the 2019 Aiken & Friends Fest - North Branch festival shir...
05/07/2019

Calling all artists...we are looking for original artwork for the 2019 Aiken & Friends Fest - North Branch festival shirts and posters. If you or someone you know might like to create and submit artwork, please share this. All the info is attached. Deadline is May 31. Amy Aiken, Mike Aiken, Alan Liddell, RVCCArts

Design the artwork for this year's festival shirts and posters! Submission Deadline - May 31, 2019 If you or someone you know is an artist and would like to create official artwork for the 14th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest - North Branch, keep reading. The winning submission will become the official....

Now you can do more than save the date! Weekend Passes went on sale today, May 1 but only for a limited time. For the fa...
05/01/2019

Now you can do more than save the date! Weekend Passes went on sale today, May 1 but only for a limited time. For the fabulous 2019 lineup and events visit https://AikenAndFriendsFest.com. Alan Liddell, Aiken, Amy Aiken, Alan, Mike Aiken

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