FEST: The Lake George Blues & Roots Music Festival on Saturday & Sunday

July 29th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

The inaugural Lake George Blues & Roots Music Festival takes place this weekend (Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2) at Wood Park in Lake George, featuring the best of the Local 518 blues bands in addition to national headliners Blind Pig recording artist Albert Cummings, British guitar great Albert Lee and Dobro/steel guitar queen Cindy Cashdollar. The festival promises a variety of blues interpretations, from rural acoustic to New Orleans street music to the very electric urban sounds of Chicago blues.

Along with the great music, the fest will host a number of food vendors and a beer and wine tent. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Gates open at 12noon on both days with music starting at 2pm on Saturday and at 1pm on Sunday. Tickets are available for $20 per day; $30 for a two-day, all-fest pass.

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Here’s the daily line-up for the inaugural Lake George Blues & Roots Music Festival:

SATURDAY (AUGUST 1)
Gates open at 12noon
music from 2-8pm
George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money
Brass & Blues
Soul Sky
Matt Mirabile Band
Albert Cummings

SUNDAY (AUGUST 2)
Gates open at 12noon
music from 1-7pm
Mississippi Hot Dogs
Joe Lowry Band
Mulebone
Atlas Gray

Albert Lee featuring Cindy Cashdollar

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/15-8/1/15
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, 7/31-8/2/15
Eastbound Throwdown @ Greenwich Elks Lodge Lawn, Greenwich, 8/1/15
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
Pearlpalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/12/15, 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
American Music Festival for the Lake @ Wood Park, Lake George, 9/26-27/15
Bridge Jazz Festival @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy) and Massry Center for the Arts (Albany, 2/26&27/16