FEST: The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary


The 30th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes over Dodds Farm in Hillsdale for a three-day weekend full of marvelous music. Tom Paxton & the Don Juans, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, John Gorka, Vance Gilbert, Dar Williams, The Kennedys 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 $195 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:

12noon: Emerging Artist Showcase
6:30pm: The Kennedys
7:30pm: Greg Greenway
8:30pm: Tempest
9:30pm: Kim & Reggie Harris with Magpie
10:35pm: Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap with Vance Gilbert, Tracy Grammer, Dan Navarro & Sloan Wainwright

12noon: Patti-O & the Swingsters
1pm: Most Wanted Song Swap with the End of America, Ryanhood & Heather Aubrey Lloyd
2:10pm: Great Bear
4:10pm: Tracy Grammer
3:10pm: John Gorka
6:30pm: Nerrissa & Katryna Nields
7:30pm: Jason Spooner Band
8:30pm: Dar Williams
9:30pm: Vance Gilbert
10:40pm: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

11am: Gospel Wake Up Call with Kim & Reggie Harris, Greg Greenway, The Kennedys & Vance Gilbert
12:10pm: The Gaslight Tinkers
1:10pm: Laura Love
2:10pm: Dan Navarro
4:10pm: Sloan Wainwright
3:10pm: Adam Ezra Group
4:10pm: Sloan Wainwright
5:15pm: Tom Paxton & the Don Juans

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE @ Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward, August 1
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
DIRT FARMER FESTIVAL @ Arrowood Farms, Accord, August 19
EXIT DOME @ WMHT-TV Studio, North Greenbush, September 7
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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