Festival Fever: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, 8/16-19/12

The third annual Bella Terra Festival returns to Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown this weekend for a four-day extravaganza of music, art and more.

The fest gets underway on Thursday (August 16) with music beginning at 2:30pm. There will be three performance stages providing non-stop music throughout the fest, and Thursday’s performers include Jimkata, Zach Deputy, Dirty Paris, Malik B. & Mr. Green, Turtle Soup, the Bolivian Marching Affair and more.

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On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the official music schedule kicks off at 11am and runs straight through til 3am each morning, and throughout the fest the stages will be graced by such bands as Max Creek, Sucker Punch, Dirtyphonics, OTT, Maaze, the Rev Tor Band, Eastbound Jesus, Higher Organix, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and lots more. And after the music on the stages winds down at 3am, a silent disco will kick in each night for another three hours of boogyin’ down.

Single-day advance tix are available for $49.99 for Friday and Saturday; $29.99 for Sunday. Tix will be $5 more at the gate. Two-day, three-day and all-weekend four-day passes are also available, as well as VIP tix.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:

Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/15/12, FREE
Animation Festival @ Proctors, Schenectady, 8/13-18/12
WordXWord Fest @ various locations, Pittsfield, 8/11-18/12, FREE
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, 8/18-19/12
WGNA Summer Picnic @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 8/25/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Kickin’ It Country @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 9/29/12

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