Festival Fever: Roots Music Festival Returns to The Linda


The seventh annual Roots Music Festival takes over WAMC-FM’s The Linda on Saturday (April 2) with Ryan Montbleau headlining the bash in support of his new solo acoustic live album, Stages: Volume III.

Other performers sharing the stage throughout the evening include James Edmund’s Heavenly Echoes, Ira Wolf, Dan Perrillo’s Useless Cans and the host band Red Haired Strangers. The fest will be emceed by multi-talented man-about-town Michael Eck.

The music is slated to get underway at 8pm on Saturday (April 2). Admission is $15, and as usual, all proceeds from the fest will benefit local children’s charities.

MOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ various locations, Albany, April 22-24
ROCK ‘N DERBY FESTIVAL @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, May 20-22
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 2-5
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 10-12
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, June 18-19 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
BEACON JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, June 25
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 8-10
COUNTRYFEST @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 9
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 14-17
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18


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