Real Good For Free: Lock 7-12 Canalfest, 8/8-9/09

August 7th, 2009, 3:22 pm by Greg

“Eight more miles on the Erie Canal…”

Yes, the Erie Canal is the stuff of legend and song, so when the canal and music come together, well, it’s a beautiful thing. And that’s exactly what’s happening this weekend with the Lock 7-12 Canalfest. It’s all happening at various locations around Nippertown. And it’s free!

The fest is a wonderful, family-friendly event that includes water ski shows, fireworks displays, hayrides, boatrides, skydiving demonstrations, arts and crafts exhibits and lots more.

Here’s the lowdown on the best music at Canalfest:

12noon: the Riverview Ramblers
1:30pm: Mike & Ruthy
3pm: Annie & the Hedonists
4:30pm: Pat Wictor
2pm: The Barefoot Boys
4pm: Med Rock
7pm: Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet
7pm: Tommy V and the Works

12noon: The Mariaville Cattle Company
1:30pm: Blackcreek
3pm: Red Molly
4:30pm: Scott Ainslie
2PM: The Joey Thomas Big Band
7pm: Loose Cannon Live!


Real Good for Free: Canalfest @ Mabee Farm

July 28th, 2009, 9:01 am by Greg

As part of Canalfest, Locks 7-12, the historic Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction hosts two days of free music and other activities. The fest takes place between 12noon-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9.

On Saturday, August 8, you can hear Pat Wictor, Mike & Ruthy, Scott Ainslie, the Riverview Ramblers and Annie & the Hedonists.

The Sunday line-up, meanwhile, features Red Molly, Black Creek and the Mariaville Cattle Company.

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