FEST: Oldtone Roots Music Festival in North Hillsdale This Week

September 6th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

It’s four days of traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun and contra music.

It’s a family-friendly full camping festival with kids’ activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations and exceptional national and regional acts on three stages.

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In short, it’s the second annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival at the Cool Whisper Farm in North Hillsdale kicking off on Thursday (September 8).

It all gets underway officially at 3:30pm on Thursday with more than two dozens bands slated to perform throughout the fest, including the Foghorn Stringband, Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Tuba Skinny, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves, the Down Hill Strugglers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and lots more.

Tickets are $100 for an all-fest, four-day pass; one-day tickets are $25 for Thursday; $38 for Friday; $48 for Saturday; and $10 for Sunday.

Here’s the complete schedule for the fest’s main stage:

THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8)
3:30pm: Easy Ridin’ Papas
4:30pm: Bash Bish Bluegrass Band
5:30pm: The Downhill Strugglers
6:30pm: Tuba Skinny
7pm: Two Gun Man
8pm: Mail the Horse

FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9)
11am: The Hayrollers
1pm: Moonshine Holler
2pm: Mike Compton
3pm: Foghorn Stringband
4pm: Bradford Lee Folk & Jake Stargel
5pm: Two Man Gentleman Band
6:30pm: Mike Compton & Michael Daves
7:30pm: Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10)
9am: instrument contest
11am: band contest/Hillary Hawke group sing
12noon: Moonshine Holler
1pm: Tony Trischka & Michael Daves
2pm: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
3pm: The Farwells
3:45pm: Bear Minimum
4:30pm: Brad Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys
5:30pm: Two Man Gentleman Band
7pm: Jesse L├ęge & Bayou Brew
8pm: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
9pm: Foghorn Stringband

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 11)
10am: Bear Minimum
11am: The Farwells
12noon: Easy Ridin’ Papas
1pm: Oldtone farewell set

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
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