FEST: Disc Jam Music Festival Returns to Stephentown
The eighth annual Disc Jam Music Festival is headed back to Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown, just minutes from the Massachusetts border. The four-day, music-filled weekend features more than 80 artists, in addition to disc golf tournaments, Flow Tribe dancers, craft vending, yoga workshops and much more from Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10.
The 2018 artist lineup includes a heavy dose of national and regional funk and jam band artists, in addition to collaboratives and side projects. Headliners include Lotus, Beats Antique, Galactic, The Motet, Electron (feat. members of Lotus and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (solo acoustic set), DJ Logic & Friends (featuring members of the Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz), Gubbulidis (Twiddle side project), Kung Fu, Moon Hooch, Aqueous, Ghost Note (Snarky Puppy side project), Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars and Ghost Light (Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling project).
As the name Disc Jam would imply, this 4 day event features the fast growing sport of disc golf and festival grounds hold a 27-hole disc golf course on site. A variety of activities and workshops are a big attraction for Disc Jam, including flow art workshops, daily yoga sessions, interactive music and art amidst the festival grounds, plus craft and art vending that help make Disc Jam create a unique and memorable experience for fans. Music can be found on twin Main stages, ensuring nonstop music well into the night along with the massive Tent stage and a Woods stage that features nightly takeovers by NV Concepts, Rezinate, Sermon and The Rust featuring some of the top names in bass and house music. The Wook of Wall Street will be hosting a nightly silent disco party lasting until sunrise.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at $180 for a four-day, all-fest pass. Camping and VIP add-ons are also available.
Here’s the initial line-up for the 2018 Disc Jam Music Festival:
Jon “The Barber” Gutwillig (acoustic set)
DJ Logic & Friends (featuring members of the Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz)
Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars
Jo Jo Mayer/Nerve
Consider the Source
The Nth Power
The TAZ Band
Ryan Dempsey Solo
Big Mean Sound Machine
West End Blend
The Funky Dawgs Brass Band
The A Beez
Blind Owl Band
Of Clocks and Clouds
Fake Flowers Real Dirt
The Clock Reads
The Wiley Griffin Band
The Mushroom Cloud
Let’s Be Leonard
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE, Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 22-24
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 23 & 24
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, July 7
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22