Kalliope Jones

Kalliope Jones (Alouette Batteau, Amelia Chalfant, and Isabella DeHerdt) met in 2012 at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen MA, a rock and roll camp for girls. Since then, they have played at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the Green River Festival, and venues such as the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Wolftrap Center for Performing Arts in Virginia, and Passim in Cambridge, to name a few. The trio has played alongside a number of other acts including Dar Williams, The Nields, Antigone Rising, and And the Kids. Their 2015 video “Nightlight” was released by MTV, People Magazine, and Seventeen, and was voted one of the top ten videos in New England by the Worcester Telegraph, as well as winning Best Music Video at the Ashfield Film Festival. Batteau, Chalfant, and DeHerdt write and arrange original songs with professional confidence and skill. They have released a full length self titled album, a 6 track EP titled Bubblegum Heart, and a single titled Beach Day. At ages 18, 18, and 21, Kalliope Jones are developing their skills and plan to play music for the rest of their lives.

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The River Roads Festival is presented in partnership with the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) who coordinate the annual Source to Sea Cleanup, one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. The proceeds from ticket sales will help CRC prevent pollution, engage communities in research and advocacy, and promote enjoyment of the river and its tributaries. There will be a cleanup event in Easthampton on Sunday, September 10th, the day after the festival. Artists from the Festival lineup will join the cleanup effort.