Join The KVJ Show at Clematis by Night for Countdown to SunFest ’22!
As the sun sets on the West Palm Beach waterfront, Citizen Badger, also known as America’s #1 millennial dad rock band, will kickoff the countdown and Mini Music Fest. The band was founded by Daylen Brinkley when he convinced a coworker and a college friend to play a show with him at 11 p.m. on a weeknight. A group chat was established, and soon the guys (Daylen on guitar/vocals, Mike Francoeur on drums, Jon McGrath on bass, and later Jeremy Lampinen on electric guitar) decided to continue playing shows.
Since then, they have gone on to play many concerts and even won the 2019 SunFest Battle of the Bands, though unfortunately, they were rained out. They were scheduled to return to the SunFest stage in 2020 when the pandemic suspended large-scale gatherings. The band experienced great growth during this time, however, with half the band relocating to Nashville.
Twilight time will usher in musical melodies from Nashville-based Tabitha Meeks, a singer/songwriter with a unique blend of folk and jazz music. Her Norah Jones style of singing and masterful piano improvisational skills, combined with her songwriting reminiscent of Randy Newman and Carole King, creates a fun and timeless sound.
For the finale, it’s Chemradery. Chemradery is not a word in the English dictionary, but it might very well make it there if this band has anything to say about it. Led by singer Gray Scot, Chemradery came about when innovative minds merged their passion for music to create a sound that would inspire and leave a lasting impression, on themselves and the listener. Now based in Austin, Texas, Chemradery is a past SunFest 2017 Battle of the Band winner. They look forward to returning to South Florida to countdown to SunFest ’22.