Be Here Now: Rhythm on the Ridge
It’s difficult to come by a better bargain than the Rhythm on the Ridge summer music festival at the Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam on Saturday, June 13.
Organized by J. Peter Yakel of the band Flood Road, the acoustic-roots-bluegrass-Americana-folk fest features sixteen local and regional musical acts from nine different counties on two different stages. It lasts for eight hours – 10am-6pm. Admission is just $10 – with two dollars off if you bring along a canned good or two. Children under 12 are admitted free.
And it all goes to help benefit the Regional Food Bank.
Here’s the schedule:
THE RIDGE STAGE
10am: Happy Balky and the Good Livin’
11am: The Stoddard Hollow String Band
12noon: Ramblin Jug Stompers
1pm: Three Quarter North
2pm: Fairview Avenue
3pm: The Sweet Cider Trio
4pm: The Hill Hollow Band
5pm: Flood Road
THE LODGE STAGE
10:15am: Roland “The Bard” Vinyard
11:15am: Kevin Wayne
12:15pm: Emerald Dawn
1:15pm: Technicolor Trailer Park
2:15pm: Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh
3:15pm: Tom Keller
4:15pm: Larry Meyerhoff & Bailey Quinn
5:15pm: The Bentwood Rockers
In addition, the fest also hosts several workshop sessions including a songwriters’ workshop headed up by Deb Cavanaugh at 11am and a mandolin session with Mr. Eck and Dan Johnson at 2pm.