SOUTHINGTON — The 90’s rock band Spin Doctors will perform at this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, the second national band to take the stage in as many years at the town’s signature celebration.
Last year, Bowling For Soup performed.
Chris Palmieri, Apple Harvest Festival committee and Town Council chairman, announced the band during Monday’s council meeting.
“Last year’s band was 2000’s, now it’s 90’s,” Palmieri said. “It’s a little different demographic. I think it’s going to be great and we’re going to welcome a lot of people to the festival.”
Spin Doctors’ hits include “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” from the early 1990s. The band broke up in the late 1990s but re-formed in 2001. It has toured and released albums since.
John Barry, a Town Council member, said the response was great to the presence of a widely known band at last year’s festival and that the crowds were packed to hear Bowling for Soup.
“People loved it, it was so well attended,” Barry said.
Festival leaders chose a nationally recognized band for last year’s festival, which was the 50th. Palmieri said he was looking forward to another popular band playing in October.
“We’re very excited to announce that and look forward to a great turnout to welcome the band to our town,” he said.
This year’s Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled for two weekends, Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13. Spin Doctors will play on the second Saturday of the festival.
The festival draws about 100,000 visitors to Southington’s downtown per year. It includes food and craft vendors, a parade, road races and other activities.