Festival Fever: The Buck Moon Arts Festival @ Fulton-Montgomery Community College
The Buck Moon Arts Festival will take over the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus in Johnstown this weekend showcasing diverse, family-friendly visual and performance art from across New York State and beyond.
The fest – which takes place from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday (July 12 & 13) – will also feature vendors, workshops, demonstrations and multi-venue live music and dance performances. Wineries and craft beer makers will offer tastings of their regionally grown specialties. In addition, a pair of juried art shows will be on exhibit. The fest will be held rain or shine, and admission is FREE.
To officially open the festival, sculptor John Van Alstine will offer a presentation on Friday evening (July 11) in FM’s Theater. On Saturday afternoon, professional nature photographer Carl Heilman II will present a multi-media show entitled “I Am the Adirondacks” followed by a book signing. The thought-provoking play, “The Exonerated,” directed by FMCC’s theater department and performed by local actors, will be presented on Saturday and Sunday evenings. And, a Musician’s Showcase with rotating 30-minute sets by local bands will take place in the Raider’s Cove student center.
Featured performers at the Buck Moon Arts Festival include Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Hey Jude…The Tribute, Flame, Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter and more…
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Festival of Contemporary Music @ Tanglewood, Lenox, 7/17-21/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 9/12-13/14
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14