Festival Fever: Rock ‘n’ Grill @ Gelston Castle Estate, 8/7/11

Gridley Paige

Gridley Paige

Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk is best known to music fans as the home of the annual moe.down festival, which is will run from September 2-4. But there’s more to the venue than just moe. and friends.

On Sunday, the estate will host Rock ‘n’ Grill, a one-day fest showcasing some of the finest homegrown Mohawk Valley bands. Music begins at 12noon and goes straight through til 9pm.

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But as you might have guessed from the festival’s name, there’s more to this than just great music. Throughout the day, Gelston Castle chef Earl Lyn Jr. will be serving up barbecued Jamaican-style beef brisket, chicken and pork served with rice ‘n’ beans and potatoes. Other food and premium beer will be available from the Crossroads Cafe.

Tickets at the gate are $15 per person, which includes parking, admission and BBQ. Or for $35, you’ll get all that plus beer. No coolers or camping allowed.

Here’s the schedule of bands for Rock ‘n’ Grill 2011:

12noon: The Nancy Kenyon Band
1:30pm: The Syndicate
3pm: Gridley Paige
4:30pm: Showtime
6pm: Brass Knuckle Intercourse
7:30pm: The Bomb


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