FESTIVAL FEVER: This Weekend’s Fest Round-Up

August 11th, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

HUDSON VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Today-Sunday (August 11-14)
Various locations in Peekskill, Warwick, Beacon, Webster, Pawling, more
Featuring the New York Swing Exchange, the Chris Persad Group, Lindsey Webster, the Voyagers, the David Crone Trio, the Jeff Chiampa Group, the Eric Person Quartet, the Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble, the Stonehouse Jazz Project, the Jazz Patients, KJ Denhert, Kahlif Bobatoon, Karl Latham, 3D Rhythym of Life, more…

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BLUEGRASS IN GREENVILLE
Friday-Sunday (August 12-14)
Freehold Aviation, Freehold

UPDATE: Sadly, this annual festival has been cancelled…permanently.

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LAKE GEORGE BRITISH INVASION FESTIVAL
Charles Wood Park, Lake George
Saturday (August 13), $10
7pm: The Half Brits (tribute to Fleetwood Mac)
8pm: Across the Pond (tribute to the Beatles)
9pm: Out on the Tiles with string orchestra (tribute to Led Zeppelin)
Sunday (August 14), $10
7pm: Tumblin’ Dice (tribute to the Rolling Stones)
7:30pm: The Dirty Harri’s (tribute to George Harrison)
8pm: Veena & Devesh Chandra
8:30pm: The Resolutions
9pm: Out on the Tiles (tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
9:30pm: The Hudson River Music Hall House Band (tribute to David Bowie)
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the revival and restoration of the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls.

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DOG FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday (August 14), 11am & 1:30pm
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Morning program @ 11am, $15
Afternoon program @ 1:30pm, $15
Celebrating the remarkable bond between dogs and their people, through two completely different 90-minute screenings of short films (narrative, documentary and animated) from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain. All films are appropriate for the whole family, and $5 from each ticket goes to the Berkshire Humane Society. GO HERE for a complete listing of films in each program…

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George, September 24 & 25