FEST: Freedom Fest 2017 @ Upstate Concert Hall
If you’ve been watching the summer festival announcements roll out, but you just haven’t found anything headbangin’ enough for your tastes, well, maybe what you’ve been waiting for is the Freedom Fest 2017 at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.
With a dozen bands pummeling the stage, the one-day-only indoor bash takes place on Saturday, May 20. Doors open at 11:30am, and first sonic boom is expected to take place at 12:30pm.
Headlining the mosh-pit mayhem, “White Trash” Rob Lind leads Ramallah in a tribute to Blood for Blood. The day-long festivities will also include performances by All Out War, Terror, 100 Demons, Death Before Dishonor, Rude Awakening, Gods Hate, Concrete, Laid 2 Rest, Purgatory, Jagged Visions and Zero Hour.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at $30 in advance; $40 at the door.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS:
THE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL @ The Linda, Albany, April 8
MOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ various locations, Cohoes, Troy & Albany, April 27-29
ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, May 13 & 14, FREE
FLY 92.3’s SUMMER JAM 2017 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 3
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 9-11
BIKES, BREWS & BBQ @ Wood Park, Lake George, June 10
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 16-18
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, June 17 & 18
SOLID SOUND @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 23-25
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 24 & 25
COUNTRYFEST 2017 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 8
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 13-16
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE