FESTIVAL FEVER: A Round-Up of This Weekend’s Festivals

June 14th, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg
Mountain Jam

So many festivals crammed into one weekend...

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Dan Hogan

Oh yeah, June is bustin’ out all over, and so is the summer festival season. Here’s a round-up of some of the coolest fests happening around Greater Nippertown this weekend:

TODAY (THURSDAY, JUNE 14)

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MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Andy Frasco & the U.N., the Other Brothers, Blueberry, 4 Gun Ridge. Through Sunday.

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FRIDAY (JUNE 15)

MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Sturgill Simpson, Portugal. The Man, Chicano Batman, Steve Gunn, Jenny Lewis, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Sarah Bordes & the Broken Singles, Turkuaz, more. Through Sunday.

QWERTY TYPEWRITER & LETTER ARTS FESTIVAL @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville.

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring Whiskey Highway. Through Sunday.

BERKSHIRE GATEWAY JAZZ WEEKEND @ First Congregational Church of Lee, Lee. Featuring the Frank Vignola Trio. Through Saturday.

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SATURDAY (JUNE 16)

MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Alt-J, the War on Drugs, the Felice Brothers, the Record Company, Anderson East, Alice Merton, Jack Broadbent, Sydney Worthley, more. Through Sunday.

CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Featuring Ani DiFranco, Willie Nile, They Might Be Giants, Beth Orton, The Mammals, Upstate Rubdown, Langhorne Slim, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Hot Rize, BeauSoleil, more. Through Sunday.

DOT & JOHNSTOCK @ Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. Featuring Smokey Greene & the Greene Brothers, John & Orion Kribs,, Kevin McKrell, The Bluebillies, Hank Soto, Heather Richards, Roy Hurd, Mark Emanatian, more.

TROY RIVER FEST @ various locations, Troy. Featuring Michael Eck, Front Business, M.R. Poulopoulos, Tanager, Ragliacci Rags, DJ AyO, more. FREE.

QWERTY TYPEWRITER & LETTER ARTS FESTIVAL @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Featuring Brian Dewan, more.

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring Hair of the Dog, Whitewater. Through Sunday.

BERKSHIRE GATEWAY JAZZ WEEKEND @ First Congregational Church of Lee, Lee. Featuring the Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes.

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SUNDAY (JUNE 17)

MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Father John Misty, Jack Johnson, Sean Rowe, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Mondo Cozmo, Larkin Poe, Sydney Worthley, Son Little, American Film History, more.

CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Featuring The Mavericks, Jeff Tweedy, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Rhiannon Giddens, Tom Paxton, Parker Millsap, David Amram, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, more.

CAFFE LENA @ SPAC @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Wood Stage, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Oshima Brothers, Kuinka, Darlingside. FREE.

DAD FEST @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring School of Rock Albany, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, Hartley’s Encore, Grand Central Station. FREE.

SAND LAKE SUMMERFEST @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring Zach & Hannah, Averill Park High School Jazz Band.

FLY 92.3 SUMMERJAM @ the Fields of Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Liam Payne, Why Don’t We, Lauv, In Real Life, Taylor Grey, more. UPDATE: This fest has been cancelled…

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