Festival Fever: The Buck Moon Arts Festival @ Fulton-Montgomery Community College

The Buck Moon Arts Festival will take over the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus in Johnstown this weekend showcasing diverse, family-friendly visual and performance art from across New York State and beyond.

The fest – which takes place from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday (July 12 & 13) – will also feature vendors, workshops, demonstrations and multi-venue live music and dance performances. Wineries and craft beer makers will offer tastings of their regionally grown specialties. In addition, a pair of juried art shows will be on exhibit. The fest will be held rain or shine, and admission is FREE.

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To officially open the festival, sculptor John Van Alstine will offer a presentation on Friday evening (July 11) in FM’s Theater. On Saturday afternoon, professional nature photographer Carl Heilman II will present a multi-media show entitled “I Am the Adirondacks” followed by a book signing. The thought-provoking play, “The Exonerated,” directed by FMCC’s theater department and performed by local actors, will be presented on Saturday and Sunday evenings. And, a Musician’s Showcase with rotating 30-minute sets by local bands will take place in the Raider’s Cove student center.

Featured performers at the Buck Moon Arts Festival include Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Hey Jude…The Tribute, Flame, Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter and more…

SATURDAY (JULY 12):
The Bentwood Rockers
Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra
Jessie Jensen
Hey Jude…The Tribute
Theater: “The Exonerated”
Dance: Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Co.

SUNDAY (JULY 13):
Jessie Jensen
Penny Jar
Theater: “The Exonerated”
Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter
Flame
Dance: The Iona Troupe

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:

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

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