Longtime Nippertown musician and educator Eddie Lakata of the band Skyler’s Dream Team was killed in a tragic bicycle accident on June 25. He was 55 years old.
To honor his memory and his music, family and friends have organized the Eddie Music Festival, which will take place from 12noon-12midnight on Saturday (August 17) at Pine Lake Park in Caroga Lake. It’s an all-ages event, although you must be 21+ with valid ID to drink.
The Eddie will feature live music from more than 20 bands and artists on two stages, as well as food, raffles, souvenirs and more.
Admission is a minimum donation of $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Edward Lakata Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to Johnstown High School students pursuing a career in math or science. Donations to the Edward Lakata Memorial Scholarship Fund may also be sent to: Fulton County Federal Credit Union, 355 Hales Mills Road, PO Box 232, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Here’s the schedule of bands and musicians donating their time and talent to the fest on Saturday:
12noon: These Are the Hits
1:10pm: Mike Bruce & Mike G
3:30pm: Perma Grin
4:40pm: Los Magos Vagos
5:50pm: Max Violet
8:10pm: Joe Altieri & Bob Naumowicz
9:05pm: Jim Liccardo
10pm: Skyler’s Dream Team
11pm: Saving Atlantis
12:35pm: Blues Brothers
1:45pm: The Karg Bros.
3:10pm: John Frederick & Steve W
4:05pm: The Doc Orloff Trio
5:15pm: Third Rael
6:25pm: The North & South Dakotas
8:30pm: Boxer Brown
8:50pm: Midnight Drive
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
WordXWord Festival @ various locations, Pittsfield, 8/10-17/13 (FREE)
Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown, 8/15-18/13
Albany Latin Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 8/24/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
New Music Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
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 (SOLD OUT)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/21/13 (FREE)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)