Psychostock 7 offering tunes for wide variety of tastes

Sean C. Morgan

From bluegrass to metal, about a dozen local bands are expected to perform at Sankey Park Saturday as part of the annual Psychostock festival.

The festival is expected to run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the park, with performances on the bandstand. It’s all free.

Organizer Shane Baird said Monday the line-up was still being finalized, but he had confirmations from jazz, hip hop, folk and bluegrass and local band Loki’s Labyrinth. Abandoned Shoe of Monroe will perform, and Baird’s band, Janky McGee, of Corvallis will play too.

Vendors are invited to attend and can participate for free. Contact Baird through the Psychostock festival’s Facebook page.

Baird is organizing the event with Jeremy Roe while former directors Andrea and Patrick Culy and Jonathan Pelcher have taken a step back, due to time constraints.

A couple of years ago, Baird played the festival with his band, the Milestoners.

“They were just really super cool and welcoming,” Baird said. “It was pretty awesome.”

He saw a Facebook post this year announcing that Psychostock wouldn’t happen, and he stepped in. He called Andrea Culy to find out what he needed to do to keep it going.

Music is powerful and changes lives, he said, and it’s a great way for people to get together and have a good time.

“I’m a big fan of the local music scene,” Baird said. “I just like seeing people in the local music scene supporting each other.”