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Westport Library to host 3-day music festival ahead of launching own record label

The Westport Library is hosting its own music festival next weekend as it prepares to launch an in-house record label of its very own.

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2022, 11:25 PM

Updated 780 days ago

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The Westport Library is hosting its own music festival next weekend as it prepares to launch an in-house record label of its very own.
The Westport Library's new theater-level sound system was installed just in time for VersoFest next weekend.
Executive Director Bill Harmer says the three nights of music will feature something for everybody.
"Each of the three concerts will range from hard rock, to afropop, to southern blues," said Harmer.
VersoFest serves as a sort of a coming out party for the Westport Library's other unprecedented new venture.
"It's going to be the first library to put out independent music on their own record label. And I think there's really something special there," said studio manager Travis Bell.
Bell says Verso Studios is hosting a listening party during Saturday's event for the upcoming 12-track compilation they're producing with local bands.
"We're doing a full live recording, we're mixing it on an analog desk, and we're pressing it on vinyl," he said.
The same professional tools is available to anyone with a library card.
Harmer says crafting a state-of-the-art multimedia creative hub is a natural extension of the same role the library has always served.
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