Festival Fever: Green River Festival, 7/16-17/11

April 7th, 2011, 2:02 pm by Greg

Over in Greenfield, Mass., the Green River Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, and the fab folks who run the fest have put together an extra special line-up of bands. The fest takes place on the campus of Greenfield Community College on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

The fest boasts delicious local food, crafts from a wide range of artists and craftspeople, a dance tent, the River Meltdown tent, balloon illuminations and hot air balloon launches. Oh yeah, and music – lots of music on multiple stages.

Here’s the line-up of musical talent:

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Toots and the Maytals
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears
Old 97’s
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers
Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
Locos Por Juana
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Sun Parade
Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade (featuring Sweet & Lowdown)
School for the Dead
Seth Glier
Boxcar Lillies
Heather Maloney
Lux Deluxe
Cat and a Bird
Maria Sangiolo
DJ Bongohead


Emmylou Harris
Wanda Jackson
JJ Grey & Mofro
Eilen Jewell
Pine Leaf Boys
Grupo Fantasma
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
Patty Larkin
Two Man Gentleman Band
Locos Por Juana
Sacred Shakers
DJ Bongohead

Here’s the ticket info:
Tix bought by Sunday, April 17: $55 for the weekend; $40 per day
Tix bought by Friday, July 15: $65 for the weekend; $45 per day
Tix bought at the gate: $55 per day (no weekend tix will be sold at the gate)
Children 12 and under are free

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Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam, June 11
Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 24-26
Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25-26
The WGNA CountryFest @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, July 9
The Big Up @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent, July 28-30
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28

5 thoughts on “Festival Fever: Green River Festival, 7/16-17/11”

  1. Fred says:

    This may be the best summer music lineup within driving distance in a decade.

  2. J Hunter says:

    No question. I’m thinking “Nippertown Party Bus”!

  3. Rudy says:

    I 2nd that J . Let’s do it.

  4. Dan Hogan says:

    This looks like a great show. And I think I’m going to go for at least one day, but which?

  5. LP says:

    I’m thinkin’ the Nippertown Party Bus is a great idea…….I vote for Saturday.

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