FEST: Beacon RiverFest on Sunday

June 23rd, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

Yes, we know that this weekend offers an embarrassment of festival options, including the Old Songs Festival, Solid Sound, Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival and the Harley Rendezvous Classic.

But there’s always room for another one, and the Beacon Riverfest is certainly another worthwhile entry in the onslaught of late June music fests.

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Taking place from 12noon-8pm on Sunday (June 28) in Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon, the fifth annual one-day fest features three stages of musical entertainment, more than a dozen bands and an expanded offering of great food.

Tickets are just $15 in advance; $25 at the gate; kids age 10 & under FREE.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands and entertainment for the 2015 Beacon RiverFest:

THE SOUTH STAGE
12noon: Breakfast in Fur
1:30pm: Schwervon!
2:50pm: Decora
4:15pm: Gato Loco
5:45pm: Simi Stone
7:15pm: Sidewalk Chalk

THE NORTH STAGE
12:45pm: Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents
2:10pm: Shana Falana
3:30pm: Tracy Bonham
5pm: What Moon Things
6:30pm: The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

THE FAMILY TENT
12:15pm: Emily Ellison, kids music
1:15pm: Ballet Arts Studio’s African Dance
1:30pm: Peter Ullian, puppeteer
1:50pm: M Shanghai String Band
2:55pm: Ballet Arts Studio’s African Dance
3:10pm: Peter Ullian, puppeteer
3:30pm: Ballet Arts Studio’s African Dance
3:50pm: Michael Farkas of the Wiyos
4:45pm: M Shanghai String Band

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
Harley Rendezvous Classic @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville, 6/24-28/15
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