FEST: American Music Festival for the Lake in Lake George
Sawyer Fredericks – the teenage Fultonville farmboy who took home top honors in the recent singing competition on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” – has been announced as one of the headliners at the American Music Festival for the Lake in Lake George.
The second annual festival will be held at Wood Park in Lake George on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27.
And Fredericks isn’t the only 16-year-old wunderkind in the festival’s line-up – blues guitarslinger Quinn Sullivan (whose mentor is the great Buddy Guy) will also fire it up. Sullivan performed at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC in both 2013 & 2014.
But it’s not all about youth at the fest – veteran bands Blotto and Donna the Buffalo will also be featured performers during the weekend. With nearly a dozen bands playing at the featival, the music will range from country to rock, from reggae to bluegrass.
This year’s festival includes more than just world class music with the addition of a kids activities zone, a food truck rodeo, a craft beer garden and the ecoLocal Village vending expo.
Saturday-only tickets for the fest are $25 in advance; $35 at the gate. Saturday-only VIP tickets are $35 in advance; $45 at the gate. Sunday-only tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the gate. Sunday-only VIP tickets at $40 in advance; $50 at the gate. Children under age 12 are FREE.
Two-day tickets for the fest are priced at $45 in advance; $55 at the gate; VIP two-day tickets are $55 in advance; $65 at the gate.
Here’s the schedule of bands for 2015’s American Music Festival for the Lake:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Rock & Jam Day
12noon: The High Peaks Band
3pm: Big Mean Sound Machine
4:30pm: Quinn Sullivan
6pm: Sawyer Fredericks
7:15pm: Crucial Fiya with Natty Kasha
8:30pm: Kung Fu
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
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