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Summer Music Festivals!!!

Summer Music Festivals

Solid Sound, Mass MoCA, 2010 - photo by Rick Rock

Beginning with the Clearwater Revival in June, the upcoming regional music festival season promises a great summer ahead. Here are a few of my favorite's:

June 24 - 26, 2011
Solid Sound
a music and arts festival curated by Wilco
Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

This years artists include Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, Pajama Club, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and much more including (my favorite) hosting band Wilco for two great nights of solid sound!!!

Be there or be square.

July 2, 2011
American Roots Music Festival
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
Katonah, New York

A Tribes Hill sponsored event, this inaugural annual festival begins at high noon and continues throughout the day with musical performances by quality artists of the Hudson River region and beyond including Spuyten Duyvil, Brother Sun, Ollabelle, David Grisman and more...

Join us and celebrate the rich mix of American roots music while supporting a new music venue in your back yard.

July 9, 2011
Pleasantville Music Festival
Pleasantville, New York

This years' performers include headliner Marc Cohn, Sonny Landreth, Augustana, Nicole Atkins andthe Black Sea, Scars on 45, Geoff Hartwell, Patti Rothberg, Reignjah, If But When, Remember September, Milton, Lisa Brigantino and many more...

July 22-24
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodd's Farm
Hillsdale, New York

A Tribes Hill annual "must attend" event. Many community artists performing this year including Spuyten Duyvil, Red Molly, Gandalf Murphy and Brother Sun. Come visit us at the Tribes Hill camp in the lower meadow.

July 30-31
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, Rhode Island

This year's festival features Mavis Staples, Gillian Welch, Felice Brothers, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and more on Saturday. Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, M. Ward, Carolina Chocolate Drops and more perform on Sunday.

September 10 (rain date Sept. 11)
Take Me to the River Music & Art Festival
Draper Park
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

A Tribes Hill sponsored event and my personal favorite annual "family" hang. This year's festival features the Klezmatics, Ebony Hillbillies, Spyten Duyvil, Milton, Bishop Allen, Exit 12, Black Taxi and more.

updated: 10 years ago