FEST: Ohana: Luau On the Lake in Lake George
Drawing of Los Straitjackets’ Eddie Angel by Charles H. Haymes
It’s Tiki Time!
Ohana: Luau On the Lake is an action-filled, fun, value-packed, biggest little event in tiki. It’s a three-day charity event, held this weekend (June 26-28) at the historical Tiki Resort just up the Northway in idyllic Lake George.
Spend the weekend at this classic ’50s-era Polynesian-themed motor inn. From the exotic vaulted lobby with its vintage lobby bar to the Waikiki Supper Club to the grounds and pool decorated with faux palms and vintage tikis, you’ll be transported back in time.
The festivities kick off with a pre-fest bash on Thursday (June 25) with a classic cocktail happy hour from 4-6pm, followed by the Bedrock A-Go-Go Kick-Off Party at 6:30pm featuring the primal garage-rockin’ sounds of the Neanderthals.
And, of course, there promises to be lots more great, groovy live music throughout the weekend, including performances by Nashville’s instrumental, surf-twang kingpins Los Straitjackets, Waitiki, 9th Wave, Canadian rockers the Men in Gray Suits and the infectious sounds (and synchronized dance moves) of LA’s the Outta Sites.
Tickets are $90 for the three-day fest, which includes a traditional luau feast and the Pearl of Paradise Polynesian Dinner Revue – complete with hula and fire dancers – on Saturday night. Admission to Thursday’s pre-fest bash is an additional $25. The majority of the proceeds of the festival go to support the Easter Island Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, preservation, and education of the cultural heritage of Easter Island.
Oh, and did we mention that there will be lots of exotic libations from the golden era of cocktail culture?
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
Harley Rendezvous Classic @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville, 6/24-28/15
Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/26-28/15
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/27-28/15
Beacon RiverFest @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/28/15
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/15, FREE
Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady, 7/10/15, FREE
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass., 7/10-12/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/15-8/1/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
The Black Arts and Cultural Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/1/15, FREE
The New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15