2013 summer music festivals

the lumineers

The Lumineers, who drew a big crowd at Upstate Concert Hall in December, were added to Mountain Jam this week.

Sure, it's February, but let's look ahead to the summer -- and the multi-day music festivals -- anyway. Tickets are on sale for a bunch of them, and you can save a few bucks by buying early (bird).

Here's a quick run-through of what, when, where, who, and how much...

Move Music Festival
When: April 26-27
Where: venues around Albany
What: a lot of independent acts (they're taking submissions)
Tickets: not yet

Mountain Jam
When: June 6-9
Where: Hunter Mountain
What: rock/folk/soul
Lineup: The Avett Brothers, Deer Tick, Gov't Mule, The Lumineers, David Wax Museum, Soulive, and more (so far)
Tickets: $195 (4-day) and $170 (3-day)

Solid Sound
When: June 21-23
Where: MASS MoCA
What: The Wilco "envisoned" festival is back after skipping last summer.
Lineup: Music lineup isn't out yet (you know, aside from Wilco), but comedy lineup includes John Hodgman, Reggie Watts, Jen Kirkman, Al Madrigal.
Tickets: $124 early bird three-day pass is currently available

Old Songs
When: June 28-30
Where: Altamont Fairgrounds
What: folk, traditional, Celtic, world
Lineup: have a look
Tickets: not posted yet, but here's 2012 pricing -- 2013 online sales start February 12

Saratoga Jazz Festival
When: June 29-30
Where: SPAC
What: jazz
Lineup: not yet
Tickets: not yet

Camp Bisco
When: July 11-13
Where: Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville (just outside Schenectady)
What: Jam and electronic music, the Disco Biscuits
Lineup: not out yet
Tickets: $185 general admission 3-day pass (early birds sold out in two days)

Grey Fox
When: July 18-21
Where: Oak Hill, NY (Greene County)
What: bluegrass
Lineup: The Infamous Stringdusters, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Gibson Brothers, and more (so far)
Tickets: $160 full festival with camping, until March 15

Restoration Festival
When: not announced yet, but probably late August/early September
What: indie rock and folk, both national and local
Lineup: not yet
Tickets: net yet

photo via The Lumineers website

Comments

Old Songs Festival
June 28, 29 & 30, 2013
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY

http://www.oldsongs.org/festival/index.html

@chrisck: Thanks. Updated.

Don't forget Solarfest! A terrific, small, Vermonty mix of eclectic music, alternative energy workshops, and festival goodness. Last year the ska horn players joined the contra band to create some amazing fun "Skantra-dancing"! Little known but highly recommended.
http://www.solarfest.org/

Taste of Country Music Festival
June 13-15, 2013
Hunter Mountain

http://tasteofcountry.com/2013-music-festival-announcement/

Two acts i would like to see are Pink Martini, and Ian Finkle. Pink Martini is an awesome singer/big band modern, old time, Latin, French style music. They had played at The Linda, and David Letterman. Ian Finkle plays the xylophone (sp?) for all types of music. He is the son of Fyvish Finkle. His rendition of Sway,and Perhaps are so danceable!

Interesting how this post decided not to mention Mountain Jam's biggest headliners - Phil Lesh and Friends and Widespread Panic. I don't understand the fuss over the Lumineers - their sound is so generic to me (probably why they pull such huge crowds). I almost thought they were that band that sang "Home." If you want good music go for Phil or Widespread, far more talented group of musicians right there.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Where: Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, NY
When: August 2, 3, 4
What: Folk, Bluegrass, Contra and other traditional dances
Lineup: Not yet
Tickets: Not yet

http://www.falconridgefolk.com/

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodds Farm, Hillsdale NY
Aug 2, 3 and 4
Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional dancing
Lineup: not yet
Tickets, not yet

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