FEST: Adirondack Bluegrass League’s Annual Bluegrass Round-Up @ McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground


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What’s going on this weekend, festival-wise?
Well, rock fans are on their way to Mountain Jam in Hunter…
Presley people are arriving in Lake George for the Lake George Elvis Festival
And movie buffs are chilling out at the Berkshire International Film Festival

But bluegrass fans will likely be headed to McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground in Galway this weekend for the Adirondack Bluegrass League’s Annual Bluegrass Round-Up. The music is up and running til 9pm today (Friday, June 3); from 10am-9pm Saturday; and from 10am-12:30-pm Sunday.

Two dozen bands are slated to perform during the three-day fest, including such faves as the Stringdusters, Cedar Ridge, Al & Kathy Bain, Three Quarter North, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and more. The fun-for-the-whole-family festival will also feature food, raffles, a Chinese auction, DJs, an emcee and a guitar giveaway.

Tickets are $12 for Friday; $20 for Saturday ($10 after 5pm); $5 for Sunday; and $35 for the whole weekend, including two nights of camping. Admission is free for children younger than age 16 when accompanied by an adult.

Here’s the day-by-day breakdown of bands for the 2016 Bluegrass Round-Up:

Just Us
Empty Pockets
Marcotte Mountain Music
Nick Barr
Cedar Ridge
Montgomery Misfits
Out of the Bluegrass
The BOB Band
Yak Yak Creek
The Stringdusters

Bleecker Mountain
The Stable Hands
Hale Mountain Pickers
Three Quarter North
The Bluebillies
Smokey Greene
Al & Kathy Bain
The Mason Zink Band
13 Feet of Bluegrass
Hilltown Ramblers
Shine Hill Road
Taconic Ridge

Just Us
Empty Pockets
Cedar Ridge
Marcotte Mountain Music

MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 2-5
BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL @ various locations, Pittsfield and Great Barrington
WILDWOODSTOCK @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs, June 5
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany, June 5, FREE UPDATE: This fest has been postponed. New date TBA…
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.
TROY RIVER FESTIVAL @ River Street, Troy, June 18, FREE
DAD FEST @ Washington Park, Albany, June 19, FREE
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
BEACON JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, June 25 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled…
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26
NEW YORK STATE’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 4, FREE
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 8-10
COUNTRYFEST @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 9
KIDS DAY @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 9, FREE
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 14-17
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT @ State & Jay streets, Schenectady, July 15, FREE
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 6, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 10, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George, September 24 & 25

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