FEST: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Is This Weekend

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Sawyer Fredericks
Sawyer Fredericks plays the Falcon Ridge Main Stage on Saturday

Photograph by Stan Johnson

The 29th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes over Dodds Farm in Hillsdale for a three-day weekend full of marvelous music. Sawyer Fredericks, Eric Andersen, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Brother Sun, Rani Arbo & daisy Mayhem and many, many others will perform throughout the weekend on four stages – the Main Stage, the Workshop Stage, the Dance Stage and the Family Stage.

Three-day, all-fest tickets are $190 with camping; $150 without. Single day tickets are $50 for Friday; $55 for Saturday; and $45 for Sunday. Children 12 & under are free, and other discounts are available.

Here’s the Main Stage schedule for the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival:

FRIDAY (AUGUST 4)
12noon-4:30pm: Emerging Artist Showcase
6:30pm: Tempest
7:30pm: Michael Braunfeld
8:30pm: The Gaslight Tinkers
9:30pm: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
10:35pm: Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap featuring Rod MacDonald, Abbie Gardner, David Massengill and Joe Crookston

SATURDAY (AUGUST 5)
12noon: Rod MacDonald
1pm: Most Wanted Song Swap featuring Kirsten Maxwell, Bettman & Halpin and Kipyn Martin
2:10pm: Great Bear
3:10pm: Joe Crookston
4:10pm: Adam Ezra Group
6:30pm: Brother Sun
7:30pm: Jimmy LaFave Memorial Tribute
8:30pm: Upstate Rubdown
9:30pm: Sawyer Fredericks
10:40pm: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

SUNDAY (AUGUST 6)
11am: Gospel Wake Up Call featuring Brother Sun, Rod MacDonald and Kalliope Jones
12:10am: Falcon Ridge House Band
1:10pm: David Massengill
2:10pm: Abbie Gardner
3:10pm: Vishten
4:10pm: Nerissa & Katryna Nields
5:15pm: Eric Andersen

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 5, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE

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