Festival Fever: Bella Terra Festival, 8/18-20/11

Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart

The third annual Bella Terra Festival takes over Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown this weekend for “a grassroots celebration of creativity, consciousness and unity.”

With the music kicking off at 3pm on Thursday (August 18), the three-day fest is loaded with more than 70 bands and DJs who will keep the music pumping on four stages throughout the fest.

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Among the headliners are the Mickey Hart Band, Buckethead, BoomBox, Rubblebucket, Zach Deputy, Hot Buttered Rum, Emancipator, Papadosio, Heyoka, Bernie Worrell, the Bridge, the Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Tom Constanten, Roots of Creation, Dopapod, Caravan of Thieves, Start Making Sense and a whole lot of others.

In addition to the music, there will be performances by the Cosmic Karma Fire Troupe and One World Puppetry, as well as art installations, community painting, glass blowing demonstrations, a costume contest, campfire jams, kids activities and miniature golf.

An all-weekend ticket plus camping is $115 ($125 at the gate); a two-day ticket is $90 ($100 at the gate); single day tix for Friday and Saturday are $55 per day.

MORE FESTIVALS ON THE 2011 CALENDAR:

Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 17, FREE
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13

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