Festival Fever: Beacon Riverfest @ Beacon’s Riverfront Park, 6/29/13

Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Local 845 will present its fourth annual Beacon Riverfest outdoor music festival in the city’s Riverfront Park beginning at 12noon on Saturday, June 29. And this year’s theme seems to be more, more, more…

Yes, in fact, this year there are three stages and twice as bands playing at the Beacon Riverfest than played last summer. From the Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound of Matuto to the sizzling Latin rhythms-meet-psychedelic surf sounds of Chicha Libre to the Van Halen-goes-hillbilly lampoon of Jack Grace’s Van Hayride, there’s a whole great big mess o’ mashed-up music coming your way.

And best of all, the eight-hour fest is free, although donations at the gate are gratefully accepted.

Here’s the complete schedule for the day:

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NORTH STAGE
12:30pm: MAMIE MINCH & HER BUSINESS
2pm: PONTOON
3:30pm: CHICHA LIBRE
4:55pm: THE STEPHEN CLAIR BAND
6:35pm: MATUTO

SOUTH STAGE
1:15pm: THE COSTELLOS
2:45pm: HIGHER ANIMALS
4:15pm: VAN HAYRIDE
5:35pm: THE ERIN HOBSON COMPACT
7:10pm: HOLLIS BROWN

FAMILY TENT
KREWE DE LA RUE
TIKI DADDY
TRACY BONHAM & FRIENDS

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Echo Music Festival @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam, 6/21/13
Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/21-23/13
Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/28-30/13
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/29-30/13
Fourth of July Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/13 (FREE)
GE Kids’ Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/7/13 (FREE)
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/13/13
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/18-21/13
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/20/13
African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/3/13 (FREE)
The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Clavarack, 8/8-10/13
New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/14/13 (FREE)
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13

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