This year marks the 30th annual Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance, and the fest is still going strong. It takes over the Altamont Fairgrounds from Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, and there’s a wide array of performances, workshops and just plain old fun on tap.
It’s a family-friendly fest with a relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops and lots of opportunity for participation. In addition to the three main concerts, there are 120 daytime workshops conducted by performers, as well as a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and children’s activities.
Here’s the line-up of performers for the big, main-stage concerts:
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 7pm
Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen
The Tennesse Mafia Jug Band
The Paul McKenna Band
Joe & Jesse Bruchac
Madcat & Kane
Elizabeth LaPrelle & the Fruit Dodgers
MC: George Ward
PREVIOUS FESTIVAL FEVER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/19-20
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, June 26-27
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 15-18
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19/10