The Motet announce Mishawaka shows, Aug. 26-27

motetBELLVUE – Hot on the heels of their headlining Red Rocks show this past weekend, The Motet announce today that they’ll be continuing the home-state party later this summer with a two night run the Mishawaka Amphitheatre on August 26 and 27. Local DJ favorites kick on the show each night; Mikey Thunder will open the show on Friday and Vibe Street will open on Saturday. Catch the band at festivals across the country this summer and fall, including upcoming stops at Peach Fest, Bumbershoot, Camp Barefoot, Suwannee Hulaween and more. The complete list of currently announced dates is included below.

The Motet released their highly anticipated new album, Totem, earlier this month. The future of funk music is clear on Totem; each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique. Collectively written by the bands seven members, Totem was produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno.

Praise for Totem is coming in strong as Sound & Silence magazine states, “The songs are melodic and steeped in sweaty dance grooves that are extremely entertaining and well-crafted…Totem is a solid record from start to finish, and one of the most assured and accomplished releases of 2016.”

Earlier this year, The Motet announced the addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who fans the flames of this already hot band. “There was a month and a half between the time I joined the band and when we went into the studio,” explains Divinsky. “I wound up writing the lyrics and melodies to four songs, and re-wrote the lyrics to two. It gave me and the band an opportunity to really connect musically. We’re deeply proud of this album and it’s very exciting to have this new material to push out as we begin this next phase of The Motet’s journey.”

The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone).

Totem is available to purchase here:

The Motet’s currently confirmed tour dates is as follows:

7/28   Aspen, CO       Belly Up Aspen
7/30   Canton, MA    Festival at the Farm
8/4 – 8//6     Thornville, OH           The Werk Out Music Festival
8/5     Salt Lake City, UT      Sky Bar
8/11 – 8/14   Scranton, PA Peach Fest
8/13   Fairfield, CT   The Warehouse
8/18 – 8/20   Bartow, WV    Camp Barefoot
8/26 – 8/27   Bellvue, CO     Mishawaka Amphitheatre
9/1     San Rafael, CA            Terrapin Crossroads
9/2 – 9/3       Calpine, CA     Camp Wakka Chikka w/ Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe @ Sierra Valley Lodge
9/4     Seattle, WA     Bumbershoot Festival
9/7     Tulsa, OK        The Vanguard
9/8     Fayetteville, AR          George’s Majestic Lounge
9/9     St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
9/10   Urbana, IL      The Canopy Club
9/17   Deadwood, SD           Deadwood Jam
10/28 – 10/30         Live Oak, FL    Suwannee Hulaween
1/20 – 1/25 Miami, FL        Jam Cruise 15
Additional dates to be announced. Tickets and information at

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