FEST: Caroga Cares About Cancer Music Festival This Weekend

Mark Gamsjager (photo by Marty Fitzpatrick)
Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings headline Caroga Cares Aboust Cancer Music Fest

Photograph by Marty Fitzpatrick

Caroga Cares About Cancer Music Festival is slated to take over DeVoe Park in Gloversville this weekend, raising funds for the Fulton/Montgomery/Schenectady Counties Cancer Services Program, which helps those without adequate insurance get potentially life-saving early cancer screenings.

The music fest takes place from 6pm-12midnight on Friday (June 17) and continues from 1pm-12midnight on Saturday (June 18). In addition to the music, there are plenty of other things to do throughout the weekend, including a classic car parade, door prizes, 50/50 and silent auctions, fishing, children’s activities, field games, horseshoes, morning yoga sessions and more.

Tickets are just $5 for Friday; $15 for Saturday; $40 for two-day, all-fest passes and overnight camping with RV or tent. Admission is free for children under the age 12.

Here’s the schedule of bands performing at the 2016 Caroga Cares About Cancer Music Festival:

6pm: Drury Creek (bluegrass)
8pm: Karg Brothers (rock)
10pm: True Grit Outlaws (country)

1pm: Robin O’Herin (blues)
2:30pm: Drury Creek (bluegrass)
4pm: Annie & Jonny Rosen (of Annie & the Hedonists) with Kevin Maul & Peggy Lecuyer (of the Nellies) (Americana)
5:30pm: Grit N Whiskey (contemporary country)
7pm: The Spirit of Johnny Cash (featuring Harold Ford and Laura Lucy)
10pm: The Lustre Kings (rockabilly)

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
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany, July 16, 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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