FEST: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Is This Weekend

August 1st, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg
Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Fredericks plays the Falcon Ridge Main Stage on Saturday

Photograph by Stan Johnson

The 29th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes over Dodds Farm in Hillsdale for a three-day weekend full of marvelous music. Sawyer Fredericks, Eric Andersen, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Brother Sun, Rani Arbo & daisy Mayhem and many, many others will perform throughout the weekend on four stages – the Main Stage, the Workshop Stage, the Dance Stage and the Family Stage.

Three-day, all-fest tickets are $190 with camping; $150 without. Single day tickets are $50 for Friday; $55 for Saturday; and $45 for Sunday. Children 12 & under are free, and other discounts are available.

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Here’s the Main Stage schedule for the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival:

FRIDAY (AUGUST 4)
12noon-4:30pm: Emerging Artist Showcase
6:30pm: Tempest
7:30pm: Michael Braunfeld
8:30pm: The Gaslight Tinkers
9:30pm: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
10:35pm: Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap featuring Rod MacDonald, Abbie Gardner, David Massengill and Joe Crookston

SATURDAY (AUGUST 5)
12noon: Rod MacDonald
1pm: Most Wanted Song Swap featuring Kirsten Maxwell, Bettman & Halpin and Kipyn Martin
2:10pm: Great Bear
3:10pm: Joe Crookston
4:10pm: Adam Ezra Group
6:30pm: Brother Sun
7:30pm: Jimmy LaFave Memorial Tribute
8:30pm: Upstate Rubdown
9:30pm: Sawyer Fredericks
10:40pm: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

SUNDAY (AUGUST 6)
11am: Gospel Wake Up Call featuring Brother Sun, Rod MacDonald and Kalliope Jones
12:10am: Falcon Ridge House Band
1:10pm: David Massengill
2:10pm: Abbie Gardner
3:10pm: Vishten
4:10pm: Nerissa & Katryna Nields
5:15pm: Eric Andersen

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 5, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE