FESTIVAL FEVER: This Weekend’s Festival Round-Up

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Mountain Jam
So many festivals crammed into one weekend...

Photograph by Dan Hogan

June is bustin’ out all over, and so is the summer festival season. Here’s a round-up of some of the music fests happening around Greater Nippertown this weekend:

TODAY (FRIDAY, JUNE 8
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Featuring Galactic, The Motet, Kung Fu, Strange Machines, DJ Logic & Friends, the Nth Power, Ghost-Note, Mammal Dap, the A Beez and lots more. Through Sunday.
AMERICADE BLOCK PARTY @ Canada Street, Lake George. Featuring the Mallett Brothers Band, Kat Wright, Big Sky Country. Through Saturday. FREE.
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Kane Brown, Devin Dawson, Jimmie Allen. Through Sunday.

SATURDAY (JUNE 9)
SAY IT LOUD: BLACK AND LATINO GAY PRIDE CELEBRATION @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Brenda K. Starr, Ada Vox, Sampson, Brick City Entertainment. FREE.
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Featuring Lotus, Beats Antique, Ghost Light, Consider the Source, West End Blend, Electron, Congo Sanchez, Formula 5, Electron and lots more. Through Sunday.
AMERICADE BLOCK PARTY @ Canada Street, Lake George. Featuring Eastbound Jesus, Cousin Earth, Half Step, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu. FREE.
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany. Featuring NXNES, Winnebago Vacation, Bota Boiz, Geoff Gordon, the North & South Dakotas. FREE.
NORTHEAST FIDDLERS CONVENTION @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Featuring Bill & the Belles, Nils Fredland, Tara Linhardt.
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Eric Church, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Sasha McVeigh. Through Sunday.

SUNDAY (JUNE 10)
CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Estelle, Ada Vox, DJ Shawn Gillie, Grand Central Station, DJ Dave Barna. FREE.
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Featuring Floodwood, Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars, Let’s Be Leonard, Lord Electro, Yes Darling, Bella’s Bartok, Soule Monde, the Wiley Griffin Band and lots more. Through Sunday.
BEEKMAN STREET ARTS FAIR @ Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Hot Club of Saratoga, Curley Lamb NuSoulJaz Group, Steve Candlen, Angelina Valente, Rick Bolton. FREE.
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Featuring Sam Hunt, LeAnn Rimes, Montgomery Gentry, Danielle Bradbery, the James Barker Band.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown, June 7-10
AMERICADE BLOCK PARTY @ Canada Street, Lake George, June 8 & 9
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
BLACK & LATINO GAY PRIDE CELEBRATION @ Washington Park, Albany, June 9, FREE
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany, June 9, FREE
CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, June 10, FREE
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
FLY 92.3 SUMMERJAM @ the Fields of Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs, June 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
NEW YORK STATE’S 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, July 4, FREE
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, July 7
SCHENECTADY SUMMERNIGHT @ State Street, Schenectady, July 13, FREE
KIDS DAY @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 14, FREE
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 4, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 8, FREE
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 19, FREE
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 22, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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