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

June 26th, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg
Mountain Jam

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

Photograph by Dan Hogan

TODAY (FRIDAY, JUNE 26)

THE OLD SONGS FESTIVAL
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
Featuring Calan, Joe Bruchac, Sheila Kay Adams, Joel Mabus, Brother Sun, Jez Lowe, Anne Hills, Mulebone

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SOLID SOUND
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Featuring Wilco (acoustic), Real Estate, Speedy Ortiz, the Expandable Brass Band, “The Great Flood”: A film by Bill Morrison with music by Bill Frisell

THE HARLEY RENDEZVOUS CLASSIC
Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville
Featuring Happy Daze, Ron Jones, Working Class, Billy Lord, Rattail Jimmy, Preacher Stone, Kashmir, M-16

SATURDAY (JUNE 27)

THE OLD SONGS FESTIVAL
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
Featuring Runa, Martin Grosswendt, Ellis Delaney, the Yves Lambert Trio, the April Verch Band, Stu Fuchs, Brian Peters, Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole

SOLID SOUND
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Featuring Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, the Richard Thompson Trio, NRBQ, Bill Frisell with Sam Amidon, Cibo Matto, Shabazz Palaces, Mikael Jorgensen’s Quindar, Luluc, Ryley Walker, Jessica Pratt, Story Pirates, Circus Smirkus, John Hodgman’s Big Comedy Thing featuring Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Jessica Williams and Superego

FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Featuring Frankie Beverly & Maze, Cassandra Wilson, the Al Di Meola Electric Band, the Christian McBride Big Band, the Pedrito Martinez Group, Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Theo Croker, the Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet, Duchess, Steve Wilson Wilsonian’s Grain, the Omer Avital Quintet

THE HARLEY RENDEZVOUS CLASSIC
Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville
Featuring Ron Jones, Happy Daze, Freeballin, Mike & the Monsters, Beatin’ the Odds, Dallas Moore, the Charlie Daniels Band, Chicken Herders

SUNDAY (JUNE 28)

THE OLD SONGS FESTIVAL
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
Featuring the Andrew & Noah Band, Murray Callahan, Alan Reid & Rob van Sante, Bing Futch, Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band

SOLID SOUND
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Featuring Tweedy (Jeff Tweedy & Friends), the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom’s Stained Radiance, Spirit of Akasha: The Autumn Defense and Windy Hills tribute to Morning of the Earth, the Felice Brothers, William Tyler, Glenn Kotche & Jeffrey Zeigler, Mikael Jorgensen, Jeff Davis, Story Pirates

FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Featuring Sheila E., Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Heads of State, the Django Festival All-Stars, Etienne Charles, Sonny Knight & the Lakers, the Benny Green Trio, Kellylee Evans, the Yosvany Terry Quartet

BEACON RIVERFEST
Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon
Featuring Breakfast in Fur, Schwervon!, Decora, Gato Loco, Simi Stone, Sidewalk Chalk, Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, Shana Falana, Tracy Bonham, What Moon Things, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Emily Ellison, M Shanghai String Band, Michael Farkas