Green River Festival Announces Line-up of Bands

March 2nd, 2016, 10:00 am by Greg

The Green River Festival, Western Massachusetts’ favorite music and hot air balloon festival will take place from Friday-Sunday, July 8-10 on the grounds of Greenfield Community College in Greenfield. Presented by Signature Sounds, the festival was recently deemed “one of 2015’s must see summer festivals” by Rolling Stone and one of the “50 essential summer music festivals” by The New York Times.

The 30th anniversary Green River Festival combines a spectacular line-up of nearly 40 acts on three stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade crafts, a dance tent, a wide array of kid’s activities and entertainment and hot air balloon rides and a balloon glow, for Western Massachusetts’ largest outdoor event of the summer. It’s the only music festival in the country that features hot air balloons.

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For the first time this year, festival camping will be available at the nearby Franklin County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds offer over 40 acres of flat open camping area and include RV electric hook-ups, multiple bathrooms with showers and a weather emergency shelter. All camping tickets include a festival ticket, plus parking with free shuttle buses to and from Greenfield Community College.

Early bird tickets for the fest are still available on line only through Friday (March 4). After Friday, ticket prices will be $119.99 for the full weekend; $99.99 for two-day (Saturday & Sunday); $24.99 for Friday only; $64.99 for Saturday only; and $74.99 for Sunday only.

Here’s the day-by-day schedule of bands for the 2016 Green River Festival:

FRIDAY, JULY 8
Gates open at 4pm; music starts at 5pm
Four Rivers Stage
5:30pm: C.A.M.P.O.S.
6:30pm: Mariachi Flor De Toloache
7:40pm: Xixa
9:00pm: Ola Fresca
Green River Stage
5pm: Charles Neville
6:15pm: The Dustbowl Revival
7:35pm: NRBQ
9pm: Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers

SATURDAY, JULY 9
Gates open at 12noon; music starts at 12:40pm
Four Rivers Stage
1pm: Hannah & Maggie
2:10pm: Lux Deluxe
3:20pm: The Dustbowl Revival
4:50pm: Greyhounds
6:25pm: The Felice Brothers
8pm: The Soul Rebels
9:40pm: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
Green River Stage
12:40pm: Lula Wiles
1:15pm: Anthony D’Amato
2:20pm: Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers
3:30pm: And the Kids
4:40pm: Shovels & Rope
6:15pm: The Suffers
7:35pm: Shakey Graves
9:10pm: Dawes
The Parlor Room Stage
1pm: Mr. G
2:15pm: Leland Sundries
3:20pm: Lula Wiles
4:25pm: In The Round w/ Peter Mulvey, Anthony D’Amato, Sam Moss & Rachel Sumner
5:30pm: Colorway
6:35pm: Oh Pep!
7:50pm: The Alchemystics
9:25pm: Peter Mulvey & the Crumbling Beauties Present Raindogs

SUNDAY, JULY 10
Gates open at 12noon; music starts at 12:15pm
Four Rivers Stage
12:15pm: Sonya Kitchell
1:10pm: Winterpills
2:10pm: Birds of Chicago
3:35pm: Margo Price
5pm: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Green River Stage
1:45pm: 30th Anniversary Celebration
2:10pm: Mal Devisa
3pm: North Mississippi Allstars
4:30pm: Los Lobos
6:15pm: Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Parlor Room Stage
1pm: Tribute to Jeff Martell
2:15pm: Bridget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis
3:15pm: Mikey Sweet
4:15pm: The Railsplitters
5:20pm: Upstate Rubdown

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
HIGH MUD COMEDY FESTIVAL @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, March 11 & 12
MOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ various locations, Albany, April 22-24
ROCK ‘N DERBY FESTIVAL @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, May 20-22
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 2-5
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 10-12
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, June 18-19 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26