Festival Fever: SAW Barn Bash on Saturday

SAW Barn Bash

Salem Art Works is kicking off its 10th summer season with the SAW Barn Bash from 2-10:30pm on Saturday (June 7).

The day-long family-friendly celebration in Salem will start with an aluminum pour, and festival-goers are welcome to prepare a scratch block and watch SAW staff pour liquid hot metal into their creation. Take tours of the grounds, including the barns and the new trail system through the sculpture park. At 6pm, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served, and the festivities will wrap up with dancing and music from Local 518 bands the BuzzSaw Boys and the Wonder Beards.

A $12 donation is requested for dinner, but otherwise admission to the festival is free. On-site overnight camping is also available for $35 per tent.

Here’s the schedule of events for the SAW Barn Bash:

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2-5pm: Merchandise tent open; print-on-demand silk screens.

2-7pm: Exhibition Opening – Stephan Brucker & Denise Anderson in Cary House Gallery

3pm: Tours of renovated barns and trail system with Anthony Cafrit

4-6pm: Aluminum Pour with music from cellist Stephen Marotto of Music From Salem

5pm: Tours of renovated barns and trail system with Anthony Cafritz

6-7:30pm: Chicken barbecue dinner served ($12 donation requested)

7pm: Tours of renovated barns and trail system with Anthony Cafritz

7-9pm: Music by the BuzzSaw Boys. Special guest Julio Orihuela.

9:30-10:30pm: Music by the Wonder Beards

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:

Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/5-8/14
Freedom Festival @ Freedom Square, Troy, 6/7/14, FREE
Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/7/14, FREE
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/7/14
River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, 6/14/14, FREE
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 9/12-13/14
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14

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