Festival Fever: Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, 6/25/11

Gato Loco Coconino

Gato Loco Coconino

It’s the biggest music fest weekend of the year with the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC, the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA and the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

But maybe you want another choice. Or perhaps what you’re looking for is a music fest that you don’t have to reach into your wallet for.

Yeah, we got that, too. Just head downriver to Riverfront Park in Beacon, where the second annual Beacon Riverfest is taking place on Saturday. Of course, there will be plenty of food and crafts, but the main attraction is the eclectic array of music.

Here’s the schedule of performances at the 2011 Beacon Riverfest:

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1pm: The Rock Band Boot Camp Band
2pm: Milton
3pm: The Jack Grace Band
4:30pm: Gato Loco Coconino
5:45pm: The ReadNex Poetry Squad
7pm: The Tao Seeger Band


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 (See schedule here)
The WGNA CountryFest @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, July 9
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 16-17
The Big Up @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent, July 28-30
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE

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