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Shine Delphi
Chocolatetown Square
10 am - 11:30 am

Shine Delphi travels this world with a resonator guitar and a few words to share. Born in Pennsylvania, raised in California, and rebirthed in the crescent city of New Orleans. Shine is a performer that will leave you feeling good and wanting more. From his technical ability on the guitar to his simple yet touching lyrics, he is an act that spans many genres and all ages. He has opened for such bands as The Carolina Chocolate drops, Reverend Peyton's big damn band, and The Tony Rice unit just to name a few. Oh yeah, and there's also that laugh... you can't forget that! HA!

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Emmanuel Nsingani
Chocolatetown Square
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Nsingani, known for his jazz bass playing, was sent to an orphanage after his parents, Congolese Christian ministers, were murdered by the state. He later escaped to the U.S. and is seeking political asylum. Nsingani’s songs are fueled by social and humanitarian concerns that are serious issues in central Africa, by a strong love of his homeland, and by his honest convictions about human rights. His optimistic lyrics include messages of faith, hope, and love—a celebration of the resiliency of the human heart.

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Meghan Cary
Chocolatetown Square
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song, and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.”

Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally. After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded an Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, and even Bruce Springsteen.