FESTIVAL FEVER: A Round-Up of This Weekend’s Music Fests

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Compiled by Greg Haymes

FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 14)

FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, the Lonesome Days, Della Mae, Trampled by Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Featuring Miho Hatori, USNEA, Spellling, Efrim Manuel Menuck, Hanif Abdurraqib, the Orchestra Now, Boy Harsher, Grouper

WORMTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Featuring Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, Zach D & the Yankees, Pink Talking Fish, Peter Prince & Moonboot Lover, The Jauntee, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Leon Trout, Secret Sage, Kung Fu, Strange Machines, more

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 15)

JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring the Robert “Bootsie” Barnes Quartet, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Charlie Sepúlveda & the Turn Around, Jason Miles’ Celebration of Weather Report. FREE.

FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Featuring Béla Fleck, The Mammals, Altan, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Darol Anger & Friends, Rhiannon Giddens, Indigo Girls, Alison Brown & the FreshGrass All-Stars, Flogging Molly, Steep Canyon Rangers, Pinedrop, more

PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany. Featuring Superorganism, Caroline Rose, the Greeting Committee, Kitten, Good Fiction, El Modernist. FREE.

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Featuring Insect Ark, Shopping, FlucT, Prurient, Hermione Hoby/Melissa Tuckey, L’Rain, Wax Idols, YOKUBARI, Lightning Bolt, Haxan Cloak & Nick Zinner, Photay

IRISH 2000 MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Featuring Emish, Hair of the Dog, Schenectady Pipe Band, Screaming Orphans, The Tossers, Shilelagh Law, Spancilhill, Hellcat Maggie, House of Hamill, The McKrells, The Druids, Kevin McKrell & Jeff Strange, Get Up Jack, more

ENCHANTED CITY @ various locations, Troy. Featuring the Holograms, Paidia Events Pop Up Theatre, Will Kempe’s Players, CC Vagabonds, Ragliacci, Frenchy & the Punk. FREE.

WORMTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Featuring Lettuce, Keller Williams, the Original Wailers, Tauk, the Eric Krasno Band, Zach Deputy, Consider the Source, Bella’s Bartok, The Knot, Jiggle, The Skatellites, Space Carnival, more

GRAND POINT NORTH @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Grace Potter, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco, Mt. Joy, Darlingside, Clever Girls, West End Blend, Miku Daza, Nina’s Brew

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 16)

JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring Paul McCandless & Charged Particles, the Jim Ridl Quartet, Sharel Cassity’s Elektra with Ingrid Jensen. FREE.

FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Featuring Bruce Molsky & Darol Anger, Yacouba Sissoko, Twisted Pine, Happy & Adam Traum, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Brother Brothers, Altan, Keith Little & Molly Tuttle, Anna & Elizabeth, Emel Mathlouthi, Leyla McCalla, Alison Brown, I’m With Her, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Nell & Jim Band, more

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Featuring Martine Gutierrez, Zeelie Brown, Davon, Lady Moon, Joey De Jesus, Bibbe Hansen, B Taylor. FREE.

WORMTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Featuring Max Creek, the Ryan Montblau Band, the Steal Your Peach Band, the Grass Is Dead, Cabin Fever, The Kings, Desert Rain, Depth Quartet, Spinelli, The Greys, DPR, more

GRAND POINT NORTH @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Grace Potter, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the Magpie Salute, Caroline Rose, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, the Seth Yacovone Band, Harsh Armadillo, JUPTR, Julia Caesar

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  1. Stanley Johnson says

    If you can’t find a festival to attend this weekend, you just don’t want to. And some are FREE!

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