LIVE: SAWFest @ Salem Art Works, 7/20/13

July 30th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The sprawling, 100-plus-acre sculpture park of Salem Art Works is pretty much worth the price of admission all by itself, but once a year, the SAW folks throw a big rock & roll bash with a mix of Local 518 faves and regional headliners from beyond the area code.

The seventh annual SAWFest took place earlier this month, co-sponsored by WEQX-FM and LARAC. It’s a bit off the beaten path, and let’s face it, you may have missed it simply because the weekend was super-saturated with outdoor music fests – the Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest, Bellstock, the Green River Fest, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, the Americanarama Festival of Music and the Rosendale Street Festival, to name a few.

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Festival Fever: SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, 7/20/13

July 17th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg

Salem Art Works sculpture park in Salem is hosting its seventh annual SAWFest Music Festival on Saturday (July 20). Co-sponsored by WEQX-FM and LARAC, the outdoor fest will offer a diverse musical mix, headlined by Maine’s veteran rockers the Rustic Overtones, who are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary.

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LIVE: Railbird @ SAWFest at Salem Art Works, 8/18/12

September 4th, 2012, 2:30 pm by Greg

Yes, we’ve already posted the official music video for Railbird’s new track, “Jump Ship” (with special guest appearances by Sean Rowe and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel), but intrepid local music uber-fan and regular Nippertown contributor Timothy Reidy captured Railbird’s cool live performance of the song from SAWFest at the Salem Art Works in Salem earlier this month – with Barthel once again sitting in.

Timothy Reidy has also posted quite a batch of photographs from SAWFest at Salem Art Works on Saturday, August 18…
My Pet Dragon
The City Never Sleeps
The Black Ships
Eric Margan
Anthony Fallacaro

UPCOMING: Railbird joins in the festivities for Sean Rowe’s CD release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Saturday (September 8). Advance tix are $10.

Five Firsts: Anthony Fallacaro

August 16th, 2012, 10:11 am by Greg
Anthony Fallacaro

Anthony Fallacaro

NAME: Anthony Fallacaro
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Garth Brooks’ “The Hits”! That’s Garth Brooks’ greatest hits right there – hilarious. I was five or six at the time, and my family was down in New York City. We stopped at a music store in Times Square, and I got the okay to pick out one CD for myself. I picked it because the album art looked cool. I ended up digging Garth anyways… but not Chris Gaines.

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Win FREE TIX to SAWFest @ Salem Art Works on Saturday!

August 14th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

Salem Art Works, the sprawling 119 acre rural arts center in Salem, is gearing up for its sixth annual SAWFest this weekend, and you can bet that the hills will come alive with the sound of music. Just don’t expect to see Julie Andrews dancing across the grounds…

The one-day outdoor music festival is expanding this year with the addition of a second stage, which will host solo singer-songwriters.

SAWFest kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, and the music on both stages will continue into the night. But never fear – overnight camping on the arts center grounds is FREE. So come, stay late and spend the night.

Tix are available now, priced at $20; children under 12 $5.

Here’s the line-up of performers for the 2012 SAWFest:

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Festival Fever: SAWFest Music Festival, 8/18/12

May 1st, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
My Pet Dragon

My Pet Dragon @ Jillian's, 11/18/11

The sixth annual SAWFest Music Festival will take place on the 119-acre grounds of the Salem Art Works in Salem on Saturday, August 18. The outdoor, rain-or-shine fest is scheduled to begin at 5pm. Food and beverages will be available throughout the fest, and free overnight camping is also available on site.

The musical line-up for this year’s SAWFest runs the gamut from rock to electronic to indie, and features the following bands:

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Festival Fever: SAWFest, 7/16

July 13th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg
Eastbound Jesus

Eastbound Jesus

SAWFest, the annual music festival, takes place on the grounds of the Salem Art Works in Salem on Saturday. It kicks off at 11:30am and goes all day long. It’s a rain-or-shine event, and free camping is available on site. Food and beverages will also be available throughout the fest.

Among the performers slated to take the stage this year are Eastbound Jesus (the winners of SPAC’s Battle of the Bands earlier this summer), reggae singer Kalvin Kristi, Noel Thompson, Lovesick Nomads and Nathan Knowles.

Suggested donation for admission is $15 at the gate.


The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 14-17
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 16-17
The Big Up @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent, July 28-30
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE

Caffe LenaHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysAdvertise on Nippertown!Mohawk Hudson Humane SocietyBerkshire On Stage