2019 Music Fest

Matt Bednarsky

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Friday, June 14th at 5:00 PM

People try to box others in. Genres and artist comparisons are how the public makes sense of a musician. You can’t really do that with Matt Bednarsky.

Born to a jazz guitarist and music teacher father and a mother with a classical pedigree, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises.  He first put pen to paper in songwriting at the age of 12.

Matt attended New York University and studied Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, psychology, and music.  After studying abroad in Italy, graduating from NYU, and living at an orphanage in Trujillo, Peru for eight months, he eventually found himself back in NYC and immersed in Greenwich Village’s singer/songwriter community.  However, it wasn’t long until he made the move to Nashville in 2013 to dive into Music City’s vibrant scene.

Since then, Matt’s been full steam ahead.

  • He’s released three full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture” (in part executive produced by Ed Cash) in 2014, “Two” (co-produced with Gus Berry) in 2015, and “Luminescence” (co-produced with Neilson Hubbard) in 2017.
  • He’s toured the country and the world, playing to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.
  • He opened for legendary British artist Joan Armatrading on multiple engagements during her final major tour as well as soulful American Idol Season 9 Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox.
  • He was named a 2015 Artist of the Year by Concerts In Your Home.
  • And, he’s built upon his expansive internet presence; currently he has over 2.8 million cumulative views on YouTube.
  • These days, aside from continuing to tour, Matt’s focusing on releasing singles, putting out new music every 6-8 weeks in 2018.

If his story up ’til now is any indication, the future is bright for Matt Bednarsky.

Matt Bednarsky’s website: www.mattbednarsky.com

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Essential Tips for Attending the Festival

CASH ONLY for all parking and beer gardens (there is an inside ATM at Ambler Savings Bank)

ROAD CLOSURES: At 3 PM on Friday, June 14th Butler Ave will close from Lindenwold to Spring Garden.  Partial closures of Poplar & Ridge Streets.  For detailed listing of closures click here.

All performances are FREE

The music and stage will be in the Cavalier Drive Parking Lot this year.

No Glass Containers - Glass containers (bottles, drinkware, etc.) and coolers are not allowed.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) seating is limited.

The Ambler Arts & Music Festival will run RAIN or SHINE

Ambler Arts & Music Festival Presented by:

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