The Nippertown music community lost a beloved member last month with the passing of Jeff Ellis, drummer with countless local bands and a long-time employee at both Drome Sound and Parkway Music.
Among the many bands and musicians who are donating their time and talents to the benefit bash are Forthlin Road, Maximus, Working Class, Groove Therapy (with special guest Julie Delfs), the Stray Dogs, Ronnie Morris, Mitch Frasier, Collette & the Mudcats and Rock Slide.
The celebration is slated to get underway at 2pm on Sunday. Suggested minimum donation at the door is $10, and all proceeds will go directly to Jeff Ellis’ family in their time of need. In addition to the music, there will also be raffles and prizes.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 5/31-6/1/12
Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/9/12, FREE
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/22-24/12
Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/30-7/1/12
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Shockwave Festival @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park, 7/20/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12