Learn more about some of the music artists featured during Inclusion Festival 2023! 


Liz is known for her entrancing high energy performances and emotionally charged power vocals, passionate and honest in her songwriting and stage presence; Liz is unapologetically brave yet incredibly vulnerable and real.  Taking you on a wild ride that is intoxicatingly sweet and dangerously ferocious. Highlights include the 2020 and 2021 Boston Music Award’s ‘Singer/songwriter of The Year’ nomination, winning ‘Pop Act of The Year’ in 2021, ‘Roots Act of The Year’ in 2019 and ‘Rock Act of the Year’ in 2018 for the New England Music Awards, opening for Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun in 2017, runner-up in the 2016 Aloft Rising Star with Daughtry, and a semi-finals appearance in the WZLX’s 2016 Rock Rumble.  Liz was a top 30 female finisher in the 2013 American Idol competition, and has been compared to singers such as Grace Potter, Janis Joplin, Florence and the Machine and Susan Tedeschi.


Darlingtyn is the love child of Philadelphia musicians Jack Shoudy and Emily MacDonald. Their unique style of Americana and “real Philly folk with outstanding original songs” (City Island Music) has made them a rising act in the Philadelphia folk and jam communities. “Swiftly gaining steam as one of Philly’s artists-to-watch within both Folk & Jam scenes” (MilkBoy) Darlingtyn has shared bills with artists like Tyler Childers, Del McCoury, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck, Steve Earle, Dopapod, & Andy Frasco. Mixing deeply personal lyrics, vocal harmonies, and a cosmic take on the folk tradition, Darlingtyn brings a unique and powerful new sound to the jam and Americana scenes.


Pete, Jason and Mike Specht were born and raised (literally) as a power trio. The Specht brothers’ intuitive dynamics are the engine of Flux Capacitor’s progressive, psychedelic rock sound. Steady regional touring, emanating from their Reading, and Philly PA home base earned the band broader recognition, ultimately landing them on festivals like Bonnaroo, Peach Fest, Wormtown Music Festival, Domefest and Werk-Out West. Flux Capacitor’s melding of varied rock idioms with elements of electronica- in the context of fluid improvisation- and an ear for melody and song structure made them a perfect fit for headlining spots at festivals and support for others who share a musical and cultural aesthetic with Flux Capacitor and their steadily growing fan base. With four full length albums, a live album from their famed Bonnaroo set and three singles under their belt, Flux is a live experience you should not miss.


Ryan Gilfilian is an artist, producer, disability advocate, and connoisseur of confidence. He was born into a musical family and hs been singing since he could speak. It wasn’t until Ryan suffered a car accident, leaving him paralyzed at 18 years old that his passion for singing and songwriting was reignited. Ryan will be performing with SNACKTIME, and will be a panelist in the “Access & Inclusion For All” panel discussion on Friday at 1pm.

Gooch & the Motion bring a unique blend of Americana blues rock music that combines elements of classic artists you know and love with reimagined original flavor. Lead singer and slide guitarist Ryan “Gooch” Nelson writes lyrics from the heart and delivers them with a deep, gravely voice the likes of Dr. John and Tom Waits. The Motion’s real power is in their live jams that are woven together tightly, leaving audiences wanting more!

This five-piece Beatles tribute act is dedicated to performing every era of The Beatles to recreate and bring back a sense of Beatlemania! Follow the Yellow Submarine parade, which will culminate at the start of their Saturday set! Watch the Beatles video below to get inspired to participate in the accessible parade!