Restoration Festival 2012 lineup

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Two recent additions to the Rest Fest lineup: Sharon Van Etten, and Willy Mason.

The third Restoration Festival is coming up September 7-9 at St. Joseph's in Albany. And the full the lineup is now out -- it's after the jump with a whole bunch of video clips.

Tickets are on sale now at early bird prices for the moment (the early birds are almost gone): $20 (Friday, Sunday) and $30 (Saturday), or $40 for the whole weekend.

National headliners

Friday evening

The Kamikaze Hearts

Common Prayer


Sharon Van Etten

Mount Eerie

Hop Along


Willy Mason

The Loom

Brian Dewan


The Parlor

Giles Bennet & the Petrified Woods

Swamp Baby


Ramblin Jug Stompers

Better Pills (Brent Gorton)



Barons in the Attic

Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned

Yep, AOA is a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

Willy Mason photo via Willy Mason Facebook
Sharon Van Etten photo via Sharon Van Etten Facebook


Saw Sharon Van Etten at Club Helsinki a few weekends ago, she was absolutely fantastic. If you like her CDs, don't miss the the live version of her singles (wait, what's a CD?).

Hey folks, you can still get $40 pre-sale weeeknd passes, until Sept. 1. Last time RestFest was hands down the best show in Albany all year, and that was in the middle of Irene. And Brian Dewan is absolutely worth seeing live. The question is not do I go to RestFest, but do I wear that circa 1996 Dryer t-shirt.

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