FEST: New York Rock N’ Roots Fest in Lake George

May 10th, 2016, 10:00 am by Greg

Last year, it was called the Electric Love Festival, and it was held in mid-August.

This year, it’s been renamed the New York Rock N’ Roots Fest, and it’s slated to kick off Lake George’s outdoor summer concert season on Friday & Saturday, May 20 & 21 at the Charles R. Wood Park.

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The Friday night bash will be headlined by Rick Derringer, the veteran guitar-slingin’ rocker who recorded his first No. 1 hit single (1965’s “Hang on Sloopy”) with his band the McCoys when he was just 17 years old. Kicking off the Friday line-up at 6pm will be the Johnstown-based sister-and-brother band Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, followed by Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover.

Sublime tribute band Badfish headlines the Saturday schedule, which gets underway at 4:20pm with performances by New Kingston, Roots Rhythm & Dub, Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets and Brian LaPoint & the Joints.

Advance tickets are currently available for $20 per day; $50 per day VIP including t-shirt, discounted beer, VIP viewing area and special bathroom access. Advance two-day, all-fest tickets are $35; $75 VIP.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
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
BEACON JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, June 25
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 8-10
COUNTRYFEST @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 9
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 14-17
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE