Friday: 7:00 PM on the Charles Neville Main Stage.
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Malado! is a powerhouse band from Springfield, MA, seamlessly blending R&B, Hip-hop, Funk, and Neo-Soul since 2008. Their dynamic performances often draw comparisons to legends like The Roots and 1500 or Nothin.

In 2014, Malado! gained national attention as one of the top three finalists on VH1's "Make A Band Famous." Competing against 160 bands worldwide, they secured 90% of the public's votes, impressing judges and viewers alike, though Republic Records made the final decision.

Malado! has played at top venues across New England, including Church and The Middle East in Boston, Maximum Capacity in Chicopee, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst, The Iron Horse in Northampton, and the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E). They've also performed at Mohegan Sun's Wolf's Den, MGM Springfield, and Dewey's Jazz Lounge, where they were the weekly house band.

The band has shared stages at Spring Concerts and Homecoming events with stars like Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Big Sean, All Time Low, and LMFAO. They've also performed at NYC's Webster Hall with Wiz Khalifa and recently celebrated The Big E’s 100th anniversary with a standout set.

Experience the energy of Malado! and discover why their performances resonate long after the last note.

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The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival takes place on July 12th – 13th, 2024 in the streets surrounding Stearns Square.

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This festival is produced by Blues To Green, a nonprofit organization that harnesses music and the arts to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze social and environmental change.
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