FESTIVAL FEVER: Round-Up of This Weekend’s Music Fests

June 19th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Mountain Jam

So many summer music festivals, so few weekends...

Photograph by Dan Hogan

TODAY (FRIDAY JUNE 19)

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST
Butler Park, Averill Park
Featuring Red Haired Strangers, more

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MORSE ROCKS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Smokin’ Pony BBQ, Saugerties
Featuring Paul Green Rock Academy, Hudson’s Crew, Late Night Bloomer, Katie Hoffstatter, Logan Callahan, Jack Smythe, more

BERKSHIRE GATEWAY JAZZ WEEKEND
Various locations in Lee, Mass.
Featuring the Frank Potenza Quartet, more

SATURDAY (JUNE 20)

CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson
Featuring Los Lobos, Shelby Lynne, Angélique Kidjo, Neko Case, Sam Amidon, Dom Flemons, David Crosby, Joanne Shenandoah, Josh White Jr., Kate Pierson, the Klezmatics, Tom Paxton, more

TROY RIVER FEST
River Street, Troy
Featuring Albert Cummings, Troy Blues, Party Boat, Rival Galaxies, Hard Soul, Kimono Dragons, Secret Release, Carl Daniels & the Black Box, Pony in the Pancake, more
FREE

MORSE ROCKS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Smokin’ Pony BBQ, Saugerties
Featuring Bow Thayer Band, Waylon Speed, the Dave Kolker Band, Innocent, I Want a Rock, the Carl Mateo Band, Doug Yoel, Kimmee Jo, more

THE BACKLOT BEAT MUSIC & FUN FEST
Waterford Public Library, Waterford
Featuring Johnny Rabb & the Graham Tichy Trio, Melodious Thunk
FREE

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST
Butler Park, Averill Park
Featuring Electric City Horns, the Leafy Green Band, more

BERKSHIRE GATEWAY JAZZ WEEKEND
various locations in Lee, Mass.
With Bobby Sanabria & Ascension, Andy Kelly & the New Orleans Jazz Group, more

UPPER UNION STREET STRAWBERRY FEST & ART SHOW
Upper Union Street, Schenectady
Featuring Joe Roy Jackson, the Long Bow Trio, Sonny & Perley, Noreen Pratt, Fotia, Voice of the Grove Drum Circle, more
FREE

SUNDAY (JUNE 21)

DAD FEST
Jennings Landing in the Corning Preserve, Albany
UPDATE: Dad Fest has been moved to the rain site – at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, under the I-787 overpass
Featuring the Neanderthals, Eddie Angel’s Guitar Party, Super 400, the Wonderbeards
FREE

CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson
Featuring the Mavericks, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Snider, the Lone Bellow, Matuto, the Kennedys, the Felice Brothers, Guster, David Amram, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Bettye LaVette, more

HENRY STREET BIKE PARTY
Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Featuring Party Boat, Kimono Dragons
FREE

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST
Butler Park, Averill Park
Featuring the Chronicles, Averill Park High School Jazz Band, more

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/26-28/15
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/27-28/15
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/15, FREE
Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady, 7/10/15, FREE
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass., 7/10-12/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/15-8/1/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
The Black Arts and Cultural Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/1/15, FREE
The New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15