Sunday, 6pm, Clocktower Stage
Hailiing from the Oregon Coast, Idle Poets is a different kind of band. Founder and lead singer Craig Marquardo grew up in the 80’s, enamored with the multi-layered sounds of artists embracing music of all genres. Idle Poets takes jazz, blues, pop, soul, rock and world music and embraces each one individually, and still making them blend together seamlessly. Even their original songs are so diverse they have a tango included in their repertoire. Covers include an array of artists from Sting to Harry Connick Jr., Jimi Hendrix to Jamie Cullum, and Peter Gabriel to Rihanna – playing likely the songs you don’t already know. Idle Poets is a musical experience with few peers, something best experienced live.