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Performing Saturday night at the City National Bank Tent will be The Aquaducks. The Nashville-based funk bank consists of Cavanaugh Mims on vocals/keys, Zach Sheffler and Thomas Baxter on guitar, Andrew Fleming on drums, Aaron Veneziano on bass, Paul Violante on sax and Elijah Hall on trumpet.

The City National Bank Tent is the place to be for nightly musical entertainment, and this year’s Superman Celebration will again offer a little something for everyone.

FRIDAYFans can take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday for Metropolis Sings: Karaoke/Lip Sync Celebration, hosted by Ray Martinez, and will want to stick around for the Kryptonian Glo Dance at 8 p.m.

SATURDAYThings are gonna get funky Saturday from 7-9 p.m. as The Aquaducks, a high-energy funk and soul band from Nashville, Tennessee, take the stage with their fresh, yet nostalgic brand of modern funk.

Described by Brooklyn, New York, blog Pancakes and Whiskey as, “dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools,” The Aquaducks have developed a strong audio-visual experience and established a long-term relationship with fans.

Consisting of Cavanaugh Mims on vocals/keys, Zach Sheffler and Thomas Baxter on guitar, Andrew Fleming on drums, Aaron Veneziano on bass, Paul Violante on sax and Elijah Hall on trumpet, The Aquaducks’ live show is a party on stage and off, from start to finish. While the musical influences of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lettuce provide enough musical meat to satisfy the appetites of even the most discerning critics, their light-hearted and fun approach to performance ensures that no-one in the audience is left behind.

The Ducks’ performances around the United States have included appearances at Bonnaroo, Rochester International Jazz Festival, FiBArk Festival and numerous local and regional festivals. They have had the honor of sharing bills with artists such as The Motet, George Porter Jr., Billy Strings, Anders Osborne, The California Honey Drops and The Werks.

“The Deep End,” released in 2019, marked a new chapter in the life of The Aquaducks. The five-song collection explores the deeper side of the band through its use of extended breakdowns and solo sections that impactfully contrast their catchy songwriting. Upon release, the song “Got Me Funked Up” was featured as the second track on Spotify’s All Funked Up playlist, exposing the band’s music to a new wave of fans.

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