New Bedford Guide wrote “No one personifies New Bedford’s music scene like Art Tebbetts. He is the city’s troubadour. Where there’s music, you can find him playing, emceeing, or both.” He has been the main stage host at the festival for 22 years as well as a popular participant in some workshops. He hosted Thursday night open mics in downtown New Bedford for many years. Art uses music to brighten the day of the elderly and the sick. “While he is a performer by trade, it is his spoken words and personality that have helped make Art such a fixture in the New Bedford music scene.” See where Art is performing on his web page.