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Intune Music & Arts Festival

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This Saturday, a team of Buffalo natives will be returning to their roots after living in different cities throughout the USA to host the first-ever “Intune Music & Arts Festival” at Island Park in Williamsville. Opening at 11:00am, the festival will feature live music, food trucks, a farmer’s market, beer and wine gazebo, and lifestyle workshops throughout the day.

The creative quintet running IM&AF are Max Silver, Amanda Gutierrez, Pierce Flaherty, Juliana Pastoriza, and Sarah Gutierrez. They arrived at the idea for the lifestyle festival when their outgoing and creative friend, Zack Yambor, passed away in early January. The group hopes the festival will enable young adults to become “in tune” with themselves through a variety of workshops and music in a conducive environment.


They collaborated online and through their connections still at home in organizing the festival. Some workshops will be taught by their friends, such as a culinary workshop by David Murphy from Carmelo’s Restaurant in Lewiston. Other workshops will focus on topics like nutrition, acupuncture, music production, screen-printing, and yoga.

Local favorites like Lloyd Taco Truck, Ashker’s Juice Bar & Bistro, and Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream will serve food throughout the day. From 6:00-9:30pm, local beer will be on sale from Flying Bison Brewing Company in addition to hard cider from Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany, and organic wine from Yellow+Blue in Pennsylvania.

And what’s a festival without the music? There will be a main stage in the park where both local and international acts will be playing from 11:30am to 10:00pm, including performances by Bertioga, Steel Keyes and Brass, and the Brooklyn-based electronic duo Break Science (who recently played at Bonnaroo and Red Rocks) at 8:45pm.

Tickets: $20 pre-sale available here, $30 at the door