The annual Dot & Johnstock benefit festival will be held at the Stony Creek Inn from 1-5pm on Saturday (June 14). Back in 2008, the inaugural Dot & Johnstock raised funds and hope for Stony Creek Inn owners Dot Bartell and John Fickel when beginning their cancer journey. Since then, that same spirit and community outpouring has benefited Cindy’s Cancer Retreats and the Southern Adirondack Musicians fund.
Cindy’s Retreat, developed by the late Cindy Ginsburg, provides physical, emotional and spiritual healing for women and men living with and beyond cancer, with weekend long programs at Silver Bay and Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George. The Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund (SAM) provides emergency funds to local and regional musicians and their families facing hardships with limited resources to see them through difficult times.
There will be lots of food to sample at the fest and lots of music to listen to, including performances by Leaning South, George Fletcher’s Folding Money, Doug Irving, Soul Sky, the Trophy Husbands and the Stony Creek Band. The afternoon will also include a silent auction and raffle. Suggested donation is $20.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
SaratogaArtsFest @ various locations, Saratoga Springs, 6/11-15/14
A Taste of Country Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-15/14
Capital Pride Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 6/14/14, FREE
River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, 6/14/14, FREE
Saratoga Brewfest @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 6/14/14
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
Festival of Contemporary Music @ Tanglewood, Lenox, 7/17-21/14
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