Win FREE Tickets to the American Music Festival for the Lake This Weekend


American Music Festival for the Lake

It’s called The American Music Festival for the Lake, and it’s coming to Lake George for two days this weekend. The inaugural music fest is being held at the Festival Space at Charles R. Wood Park (the former site of Wood’s long defunct Gaslight Village amusement park) beginning at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday (September 20 & 21).

Saturday’s line-up features headliners Robert Randolph & the Family Band, NRBQ and others, while Sunday’s schedule features the New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Claire Lynch Band (featuring the International Bluegrass Music Association’s three-time Female Vocalist of the Year) and plenty more.

Gates open at 11am on both days. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Saturday ticket prices are $15 general admission; $25 seats. Sunday prices are $10 general admission; $20 seats. Youngsters under age 14 will be admitted free with parent of guardian. A portion of the festival’s income will go directly to the S.A.V.E Lake George Partnership in its continuing efforts to ensure the water quality of the lake.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to one day of the festival – your choice. To enter the contest, just post a comment below, and tell us which day you’d like to attend. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (September 19), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Oh, and here’s the complete schedule of bands for both days of the inaugural American Music Festival for the Lake:

12noon: Rich Ortiz
1pm: The North & South Dakotas
2:30pm: NRBQ
4pm: Paranoid Social Club
5:30pm: Wild Adriatic
7pm: Robert Randolph & the Family Band

12Noon: The Stony Creek Band
1:15pm: Rosco Bandana
2:30pm: Girls Guns and Glory
4pm: The Claire Lynch Band
5pm: The New Riders of the Purple Sage


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  1. James A. Wild says

    My girlfriend and I would love to go! We’re new to the capital region and have been looking for fun things to do!

  2. Kate Gifford says

    I would love to go on saturday!

  3. Ken Lytle says

    Going to be a great show. I hope you have a great crowd.
    Saturday if I win, and ty

  4. Derik Hodson says

    I would love a set of tickets for saturday – Thanks!

  5. Magin Salls says

    I plan on attending both days so either is great! Fine, if I were to pick one, it would be Saturday. Thanks for the oppurtunity and supporting a great cause!!!

  6. Tricia Golden says

    I’d love tickets for Saturdays show! Balloon Fest, and music! Can’t wait!

  7. nicole schusteritsch says

    We are having our daughters first birthday party on Sunday. Her cousins, aunt and grandparents are all coming up for the weekend. I think it would be alot of fun to take them there and show them what lake george is all about, plus it would get mama here out of the kitchen for a few hours

  8. Patricia Martone says

    Saturday, definitely!… After a rough few weeks, it would be so great to see some live music… Especially Robert Randolph and The Family Band!

  9. steve says

    going to phil and friends sunday… would love to see robert on saturday! and NRBQ!!!!

  10. Lisa Tracy says

    This looks like a great event. I’ve been looking forward to seeing the New Riders ever since I first heard about it. I’m a long time fan. Excellent line-up on both days!

  11. Sara healey says

    Sunday..can’t wait to check out this festival!!

  12. Kristi says

    I’ve really been wanting to check out this festival! I would like to go on Saturday. It would be the perfect early birthday gift for my boyfriend! Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Erin baker says

    I ld love to go Saturday!

  14. Lou says

    I would love to go on Saturday.

  15. Andrea DC says

    Somehow… I have always missed Paranoid Social Club when the come through the area. I would love to check them out Saturday.

  16. Josh says

    My girlfriend’s really been wanting to check out this festival! She would like to go on Saturday. It would be the perfect early birthday gift for me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Beau says

    Saturday! Love Robert Randolph and the Family Band!

  18. Trisha says

    Would love to bring my daughter Saturday. Took her to see Wild Adriatic and Rustic Overtones when they played SAWfest, but she’s never seen Paranoid Social Club.
    Plus, NRBQ!

  19. Tami Cordero says

    I’m definitely going Saturday!! Was promised great 70 degree weather and a fun filled rockin day. A couple of free tickets would be a bonus. I could bring two more people!!!

  20. Todd Wilson says

    Saturday!!!!! Robert Randolph!!!!!! Weoooooooi

  21. Renae Quinones says

    Saturday would be amazing, good luck to all those entering the contest!

  22. Deb Darius says

    Saturday!!!! What a great lineup for that day!

  23. gus castellucci says

    Sat. would be great! Sounds like fun.

  24. Kim says


    This is going to be SUPERB !

    ME ME ME ME — Saturday? I’ll even take Nipper as my date!

  25. Martin Amyot says

    Sunday. Iike to see New Riders.

  26. Meg says

    I’d love tickets for Saturday!!

  27. Jeff D says

    A pair of tix for Saturday would make an awesome day even better 🙂

  28. Moira says

    Tickets for Saturday would be fantastic!

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