FEST: Meltasia Music Festival Comes to East Durham This Weekend

September 7th, 2017, 3:00 pm by Greg

This year’s edition of the Meltasia Music Festival has been relocated from the former Catskill Game Farm to the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham.

New in 2017, this weekend’s three-day fest has added Night Flight Theater featuring b-movies, comedy, music videos and more. In addition, there the fest will also feature pool parties, wiffle ball, exclusive late night after parties, fireworks, ice cream, on-site swimming hole, actual bathrooms, showers, laundry, lodging, camping, RV camping, a haunted house, Beach Boys Yoga, four full bars and food vendors offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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And, of course, there’s plenty of great music on tap beginning at 6:30pm on Friday (September 8) with headliners Raekwon on Friday, the legendary Roky Erickson on Saturday and Pissed Jeans on Sunday.

Advance three-day tickets are $110; two-day (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) tickets are $75; Friday only $40; Saturday only $50; and Sunday only $40.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2017 Meltasia fest:

FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8)
Hosted by Pete & Pete
6:30pm: Plastic Pinks
7:10pm: Breanna Barbara
8:05pm: Giuda
9:30pm: Morricone Youth
10:45pm: Raekwon
12midnight: Mystery guests in the Phoenix Bar

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 9)
Hosted by Pete & Pete
1pm: Sun Voyager
1:40pm: Night Screams
2:20pm: Young Skulls
3pm: Bob Mann & the Rolling Thunder
3:50pm: Metalleg
4:40pm: Animal Show
5:35pm: Death Valley Girls
6:35pm: A Giant Dog
7:55pm: Paul Green Rock Academy (KISS Tribute)
9:15pm: Andy Blade
10:30pm: Roky Erickson
12midnight: Edan & Patten Locke in the Phoenix Bar

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10)
Hosted by Randee of the Redwoods
1:25pm: Harmonica Lewinsky
2:05pm: Groovy Movies
2:45pm: Craig Brown Band
3:25pm: Trouble Boys
4:05pm: Tower
4:55pm: Starcrawler
5:50pm: Insecure Men
7:10pm: Midnight
8:30pm: Pissed Jeans
12midnight: Sloppy Jane and mystery guests in the Phoenix Bar

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
OLDTONE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale, September 7-10
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 8 & 9
ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany, September 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
LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, September 23, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Wood Park, Lake George, September 23-24 UPDATE: This fest has been cancelled…