May 22-24 ~ GottaGetGon Folk Festival

Saratoga County Fairgrounds/Ballston Spa, NY

Brooks Williams • Lorraine & Bennett Hammond • Tumbling Bones • Windborne Singers • New Folks: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra • Hilary Hawke • more TBA

May 21-24 ~ DelFest

Allegany County Fairgrounds/Cumberland, MD

The Del McCoury Band • Old Crow Medicine Show • David Grisman (Del & Dawg set and at large) • Jason Isbell • Trampled By Turtles • Railroad Earth • Greensky Bluegrass • The Travelin’ McCourys • Leftover Salmon • Lake Street Dive • Hot Rize • Shovels & Rope • Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin • Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers • Steep Canyon Rangers • Oteil and Roosevelt • Sierra Hull • The Gibson Brothers • The Seldom Scene • The Larry Keel Experience • Joe Craven • Blue Highway • Eddie From Ohio • The Black Lillies • Mandolin Orange • Billy Strings & Don Julin • Dre and the DelFest Collective • Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line • Dead Winter Carpenters • Ashleigh Flynn & The Porch Climbers • The Brothers Comatose • Town Mountain • Vickie Vaughn Band • Grand Ole’ Ditch • The McCoury Brothers • The Broomestix

May 21 - June 7 ~ Kerrville Folk Festival

Quiet Valley Ranch/Kerrville, TX  830/257-3600

Mt Thelonious • Ellis Paul • MilkDrive • Elizabeth McQueen • David Wilcox • Ari Hest • Peter Case • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell • RJ Cowdery • Joe Crookston • Ellis Delaney • The Don Juans (Jon Vezner & Don Henry) • Segle Fry & His Band Of Friends • Lost Austin Band • Jack Williams • Ronny Cox: A Tribute To Mickey Newbury • Eric Schwartz • Matt Nakoa • Roy Book Binder • Tom Rush • Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin • Gurf Morlix • Sam Baker • Ray Bonneville • Joel Rafael • More TBA

The words “polar” and “vortex” (and its southward shift) were conspicuously absent from weather forecasts this past winter. Networks declined to repeat the previous year’s warnings of climate change. Melting glaciers? Please… let no one panic. I was particularly impressed at one point by the swath of Siberian air that came coursing over the North Pole, through Canada and down into the United States.

As I write this in late April, the temperature in New York City has dropped into the low 40s and there’s a bite in the air — harsh, even by April’s capricious standards. Is this the norm for the foreseeable future? We can only guess.

Musicians enter the summer festivals to practice their healing art and rescue our battered psyches. We’ll eagerly embrace their skills. I’ll be out there with everyone else, soaking in the music and (on a limited basis) the sun’s rays, taking pictures and sketching. If you see me, drop by to commiserate — or just say “hello.”

Strawberry Park Festivals

42 Pierce Rd, Preston, CT (860) 886-1944  

May 28-31 ~ Bluegrass

The Gibson Brothers • The Steeldrivers • The Kruger Brothers • Della Mae • Claire Lynch • South Carolina Broadcasters • Gail Wade • Amy Gallatin • Lonely Heartstrings Band • Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing • The Zolla Boys

June 4-7 ~ Cajun/Zydeco

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie • Savoy Family Cajun Band • Pine Leaf Boys• Jesse Lege, and the Bayou Brew• Lil Wayne & Same Ol’ 2-Step• Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys • Dennis Stroughmatt & the Creole Stomp • Jimmy Jo & the Jumbol’Ayuh’s • Slippery Sneakers • Ruben Mureno • Magnolia Cajun Bands

May 14-17 ~ Spring Gulch Folk Festival

Spring Gulch Resort Campground, 475 Lynch Road,
New Holland, PA

John Gorka • Antje Duvekot • The Boxcars • Tom Chapin (Family Show) • Mustard’s Retreat • Michael Braunfeld • Vinegar Creek Constituency • Spuyten Duyvil • BeauSoleil • Brother Sun • Craig Bickhardt • Cassie and Maggie MacDonald • Alexis P. Suter Band • Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line • Mary  Gauthier • The Grand Slambovians

June 4-7 ~ Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam

Hunter Mountain, NY

The Black Keys • Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters • Alabama Shakes • Gov’t Mule • Grace Potter • Michael Franti & Spearhead • Big Gigantic • Rebelution • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead • Railroad Earth • Lake Street Dive • Trigger Hippy • Shakey Graves • Benjamin Booker • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers • The Wailers • Dopapod • Rusted Root • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen • The Budos Band • Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers • Hurray For The Riff Raff • Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Ft. Bill Payne (Little Feat) • Marco Benevento • Planet Of The Abts • Simone Felice • The Mother Hips • Arc Iris • Spirit Family Reunion • Nikki Lane • Zepparella • Sons Of Bill • The Mike + Ruthy Band • Emefe • Simi Stone • Burnell Pines • Matt Andersen • The Compact • Jocelyn Arndt • Lions On The Moon Ft. Eric Mcfadden • Paul Green Rock Academy • Ratboy Jr.

June 4-7 ~ Roots on The River

Bellows Falls, VT I-91, Exit 6    866.484.3669

John Fullbright • Sam Baker • Mary Gauthier • Josh Brooks • Ida Mae Specker & the Honest Mistakes • The Once Hollow • Domenlc Cicala • The Wiles • Lara Herscovitch • Davey 0 • The Meadows Brothers • Caitlin Canty • The Black Lillies • The Young Novelists • Pesky J. Nixon • Hayley Reardon • Sam Baker w/Carrie Elkin • No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow • Roger Marin • Heather Maloney • Pretty Glrls Sing Soprano • Clyde’s On Fire

June 19-22 ~ Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride, CO  Tel: 800/624-2422

Ry Cooder • Sharon White & Ricky Skaggs • John Butler Trio • Janelle Monáe • Kacey Musgraves • Trampled By Turtles • Yonder Mountain String Band • Greensky Bluegrass • Rhonda Vincent • Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Bryan Sutton • more TBA

June 20 & 21 ~ Clearwater Festival 2014

Great Hudson River Revival

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

David Crosby • Citizen Cope • Neko Case • Guster • The Mavericks • Ani DiFranco • Los Lobos • Angélique Kidjo • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn • Shelby Lynne • The Blind Boys of Alabama • Kate Pierson • The Lone Bellow • Bettye LaVette • The Felice Brothers • Todd Snider • The Pine Hill Project feat. Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky • Joseph Arthur • Tom Paxton • Joanne Shenendoah • David Amram • The Klezmatics • Guy Davis • Dom Flemons • Joel Rafael • Tom Chapin • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason • Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely • Lau • Josh White, Jr. • Cabinet • C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band • Delhi 2 Dublin • The Kennedys • Matt Andersen • Mike & Ruthy • Doug Paisley • Wild Asparagus • Orquesta SCC • The Chapin Sisters • Matuto • Dustbowl Revival • Carolann Solebello • Fred Gillen, Jr. • Julie Corbalis • Dog on Fleas • Jackson Gillman • John and Thomas Krumm • The Rivertown Kids • Thomasina Winslow • Barbara Aliprantis • Amy Belfer • Regi Carpenter • Jim Hawkins • Jonathan Heiles • Linda Humes • Sanga of the Valley • Michael Kerins • Alan McClintock • Kay Olan • John Porcino • The Storycrafters • Denise Valentine • Walkabout Clearwater Chorus • The Dirty Stay Out Skifflers • Edukated Fleas • Marva Clark • Dan Einbender • Ira & Laurie McIntosh • Mel and Vinnie • Melissa Ortquist • Travis Jeffrey • The Johnson Girls • Rick Nestler • Donna Nestler • Rik Palieri • Steve Stanne • Sarah Underhill • Tinhorn Calico • Breakneck Ridge Revue • Jay Hitt • Lawson • Niemö • Piedmont Bluz • Thomas Wesley Stern • Ezzell Floraniña • Tony Duncan • Dan Foley • Joel Harris • Nate the Great • Melissa Knowles • Paul Richmond • Betty Boomer • Todd Crowley • Eric Russell

May 16-17 ~ Muses in the Vineyard

Four Sisters Winery, Belvedere, NJ

Beth Sherby • Lori Diamond • Dina Hall • Mieka Pauley • 9 5ive 4our • Nalani & Sarina • Natalia Zukerman • Tret Fure • NYC Songwriters (Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, Honor Finnegan, Mya Byrne) • Jerzy Jung • Amanda Duncan • Grace Morrison • Harpeth Rising • Sloan Wainwright • The Nields

There will be plenty of laughs at Spring Gulch Folk Festival this year when Christine Lavin and Don White take the stage. It doesn’t end there either. Modern Man, with David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach, will provide its own brand of comedy as well. We’re glad to see that David Jacobs-Strain, our featured cover artist for November 2008 and performing here, has included a number of festivals on his summer tour. Bumper Jacksons, the big discovery at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference last fall, should shake things up. Our old friends in RUNA will do the same.

There are some personal connections among the women at Muses in the Vineyard this year. Natalia Zukerman was our cover feature in June 2009, Sloan Wainwright in April 2001, and among the NYC songwriters, only Karyn Oliver has not been an Acoustic Live cover feature (and we hope to correct that in the near future).

Most festivals we cover have become more inclusive over the years, and Delfest is no exception. While David Grisman fits easily into the bluegrass tradition, Joe Craven (who we affectionately call “The Professor”), not so much. Joe finds folk traditions in every corner of the music universe, including jazz. Along with the venerable Leftover Salmon, we see the younger Sierra Hull and the folk/pop act Eddie From Ohio.

As usual, there’s talent to burn at Kerrville Folk Festival. However, two names jumped out at us immediately. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell performing together could, by themselves, be worth a trip to Texas. Roy Book Binder ably carries the legacy of the Reverend Gary Davis and Tom Rush carries his own (as well as finding the legacy of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor before the rest of us). Curly-haired Matt Nakoa’s songwriting skills will doubtless find some new fans, and Eric Schwartz might have some new song lyrics that will curl a few hairs.

The preliminary lineup announcement for Telluride will prompt some folks to head for the Rockies. How often do you get to see Ry Cooder? Kacey Musgraves was an alt-country sensation a few years ago and we’re still impressed. Additionally, the house band for this festival features the best of roots-classical crossover players.

If Acoustic Live were to ever organize a festival we would beg promoter Steve Lurie to book the talent. He surpasses himself every year at Clearwater. Attendees will want to have their spots staked out far in advance for David Crosby’s performance. The same can be said for Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco and Citizen Cope. The depth chart extends across five stages and includes the likes of Guster, The Mavericks, Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, Mike & Ruthy and The Lone Bellow (who blew us away last year at Philly and Lincoln Center).

It might be premature to suggest that the Amidon family is a fixture at Old Songs, just because this is the second year we’ve seen the member names on the roster. Perhaps their oeuvre just belongs. While the trio Brother Sun (Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks) knows its way around a well-crafted original song, it can reach into the well of tradition when the message calls for it. Canadian artists, fiddler April Verch and her band and Ken Whiteley, are lively additions.

We like seeing Donna the Buffalo featured in any festival and Great Blue Heron is no exception. While most of the names here are unfamiliar to us, we’re particularly intrigued by the band names Gunpoets and The Cabin Killers. Maybe the festival also will have a Friday the 13th film retrospective at the kids’ tent.

June 26-28  ~ Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance

Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY

Sheila Kay Adams • Peter & Mary Alice Amidon • Stefan Amidon • Cast of “Down with the Rent” • Brother Sun • Joe Bruchac • Ron & Marie Brushi • Calan • Murray Callahan • Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo • Ellis • John Dickson • Elixir • Dave Fry • Stu Fuchs • Bing Futch • Guy & Sharrie George • Groovemama • Martin Grosswendt • Anne Hills • Yves Lambert Trio • Jez Lowe • Joel Mabus • Magpie • The Moving Violations • Mulebone • Bob Nicholson • Brian Peters • Alan Reid & Rob van Sante • Roger the Jester • John Roberts • Runa • Storycrafters • Bill Spence • Toby Stover • Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole • Andrew & Noah Band • April Verch Band • Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band • Matt Watroba • George Wilson

Brooks Williams was our cover feature in November 2013 and we’re glad to see he’s appearing at a number of festivals this season, GottaGetGon included. The talented band Tumbling Bones was voted among the “Most Wanted to Return” at Falcon Ridge and we’ll be seeing them there later in the season.

Gail Wade, appearing at Strawberry Park’s Bluegrass Festival, is a strong guitarist and clawhammer banjo player who performs with her band Turning Point. She’s been performing in the Northeast since the early ’80s. We’ve seen Claire Lynch and have heard great things about The Steeldrivers and The Kruger Brothers. It’s another quality lineup for this festival.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys is the big act at Strawberry Park’s Cajun/Zydeco Festival. However, we mean no disrespect to other fine acts such as Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie or Jesse Lege and the Bayou Brew. All in all, it’s another string of exciting acts at this event.

The amount and level of talent at Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam is ridiculous. Any appearance by Robert Plant anywhere is auspicious and is there any group hotter right now than Alabama Shakes? We were totally blown away by Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers at Rhythm & Roots a couple of years ago.The remarkable Sam Baker was an Acoustic live feature in April 2014.


Attendees at Roots on the River are fortunate. John Fullbright, the aforementioned Sam Baker and Mary Gauthier are three of the most talented singer/songwriters around. Heather Maloney made quite an impression in her collaboration with Darlingside on last year’s Woodstock EP. The No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow will not disappoint.

June 27 ~ American Roots Music Festival

at Caramoor

149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York  12:30pm

Evening Feature: Lucinda Williams and opener Parker Millsap

Afternoon Performances: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • Kristin Andreassen Band • Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess • Mason Porter • Cole Quest and the City Pickers • Spuyten Duyvil • Walkabout Clearwater Chorus • Matt Turk

July 3-5 ~  Mariposa Folk Festival

Tudhope Park, Orillia, ON, Canada

Adam Cohen • BlackUmfolosi • Bram Morrison • Cheryl Wheeler • Doug Paisley • Eric Andersen • Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band • Farrucas Duo • Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys • Irish Mythen • Jimmy Webb • Lomax Project • Lucinda Williams • Mary Chapin Carpenter • Poor Angus • ReVeillons • more TBA

July 4-5 ~ New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park,

New Bedford, MA

Benoit Bourque • Boxcar Lilies • Calan • Gerry Colvin Trio • Catie Curtis • Jeff Davis • Tim Eriksen & Zoe Darrow • Beppe Gambetta • Vance Gilbert • Seth Glier • Raymond Gonzalez • Martin Grosswendt • John Hammond • Kim and Reggie Harris • James Keelaghan • Pete and Maura Kennedy • Jeremy Kittel • Yves Lambert Trio • Jack Landrón • Patty Larkin • Jez Lowe • Troy MacGillivray & Kimberley Fraser • Danielle Miraglia • Peter Mulvey • The Nields • Chris Pahud • John Roberts • Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr • Tom Rush • Claudia Russell • David Jacobs-Strain • Art Tebbetts • Hiroya Tsukamoto • Susan Werner • New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus • Sacred Harp with The Beans • Mike Higgins and Mike Couto • The Jethros • Truck Croteau & MaryBeth Soares • Barbara Phaneuf • Joanne Doherty • Moldy Suitcases • Dori Rubbicco • Pumpkin Head Ted • NØÍR • Fourteen Strings • Grace Morrison • Matt Borrello • Mark Roberts and Andrea Cooper

The one-day Caramoor American Roots Music Festival has another great evening headliner this year in Lucinda Williams. The daytime program is well-stocked with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams heading a lineup containing Kristin Andreassen and Spuyten Duyvil.

While some big names like Cheryl Wheeler and Mary Chapin Carpenter are on the roster at Mariposa Folk Festival, we’re excited to note that Irish Mythen, a standout at last fall’s NERFA Conference, is included. Her vocal range and power were impressive, and we’re betting that public awareness of her will be far-flung before long.

Out of all the stalwarts (Vance Gilbert, Beppe Gambetta and John Hammond) listed at New Bedford Folk Festival, we’re especially excited to see the return of Jeremy Kittel after last year’s absence. His ability to inject Celtic, bluegrass or jazz fiddle into any group collaboration raises the enjoyment at this festival to a whole other level.

Arlo Guthrie has embarked on a 50th Anniversary Alice’s Restaurant tour and Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of the stops. Jason Isbell and Jenny Lewis, former actress and lead singer of Rilo Kiley, are appearing. Both are touring behind recent or new CD releases. Liz Longley, also appearing, was our cover feature in August 2011.

July 9-12 ~ Winnipeg Folk Festival

Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Arlo Guthrie • Ash Grunwald • Bahamas • Bardefou • Barmer Boys + DJ Spincycle • Birds Of Chicago • Blind Boy Paxton • Bobby Bazini • Brandy Zdan • Compass: Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah • Current Swell • Dan Mangan + Blacksmith • Daniel Champagne • Dawes • Donovan Woods • Dustbowl Revival • Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros • Frazey Ford • Gingger Shankar • J.D. Wilkes • Jason Isbell • Jenny Lewis • Jeremy Fisher • Jessica Pratt • José González • Kinobe & Wamu Spirit • Kurt Vile • Leonard Sumner • Les Soeurs Boulay • Leyla Mccalla • Liz Longley • Luluc • Marlon Williams • Matt Andersen & The Mellotones • Mo Kenney • Nahko And Medicine For The People • Perch Creek • Robyn Hitchcock • Royal Canoe • Rura • Söndörgö • Seanster And The Monsters • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo • Shakey Graves • Shred Kelly • Slow Leaves • Steeleye Span Feat. Maddy Prior • Steph Cameron • Steve Gunn • Steve Poltz • Summer Bear Dance Troupe • The Bright Light Social Hour • The Jerry Cans • The Jones Family Singers • The Mariachi Ghost • The Reverend Rambler • The Sadies • The Tillers • The Weather Station • Trampled By Turtles • Twin Bandit • Wilco • William Tyler • Xylouris White

Summer’s Reprieve


by Richard Cuccaro

July 3-5  ~ Great Blue Heron Music Festival

Wait Corners Road , Sherman, NY   716-487-1781

Donna The Buffalo • The Town Pants • Driftwood • Jimkata • Sean Patrick McGraw • Los Straitjackets • Big Leg Emma • Smackdab • Mosaic Foundation • Big Mean Sound Machine • Kelley and The Cowboys • Tiger Maple String Band • Stewed Mulligan • Amanda Barton, Bill Ward • The Bogarts • Falling Hollywood • Ken Hardley • Max Garcia Conover • The Gunpoets • Jim Donovan • The Cabin Killers • Symba • Qwister • The Elektra Kings • Jacob’s Ferry Stragglers • Buffalo Zydeco • The Buddhahood • Alex Kates • The Falconers • Daybreak Radio • Uncle Claud’s Band

We’re certain that, by now, Ellis Paul has been “grandfathered in” at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. He’s joined by our October 2005 cover feature, Jonathan Byrd, as well as Okemah, Okla. (Woody’s home town) native John Fullbright and other brilliant artists, all devoted to carrying on the Guthrie tradition of socially consciousness-raising songwriting.

The Dry Branch Fire Squad will once again be the host band at Grey Fox. They’ll welcome Tim O’Brien, who will lead Hot Rize, and others such as Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. We’re glad to see The Stray Birds included here. Once, an upstart young “newgrass” group, it’s become a mainstay of any roots festival anywhere. Joe Craven is again bringing his wide-ranging expertise to another bluegrass festival.


July 16-19 ~ Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

The Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY

Host Band Dry Branch Fire Squad • Del McCoury Band • Sam Bush Band • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn • Hot Rize • The Infamous Stringdusters • The SteelDrivers • Greensky Bluegrass • Balsam Range • Steep Canyon Rangers • Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers with Elmo Otto • Gibson Brothers • Della Mae • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band • Michael Daves & Friends • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • The HillBenders • Chatham County Line • Mr. Sun • Mike Compton & Joe Newberry • Billy Strings & Don Julin • I Draw Slow • Joe Craven • Front Country • Wood & Wire • Lonely Heartstring Band • Love Canon • Scythian • The Stray Birds • Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys • Bill Keith • Caribou Mountain Collective • Twisted Pine • Cold Chocolate • The Zolla Boys • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Quickstep

July 9-12 ~ Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Okemah, OK

Buffalo Rogers • The Burns Sisters • Butch Hancock • Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt • Carter Sampson • Casper McWade • Chris Buhalis • Curtis McMurtry • Damn Quails • Del Barber • Dan Navarro • Dan Weber • David Amram • Don Conoscenti • Ellis Paul • Gordie Tentrees • Graham Weber • Grant Peeples • Greg Jacobs • Greg Trooper • Hardin Burns • Jared Tyler • Jeff Plankenhorn • Jess Klein • Jimmy ‘Daddy’ Davis • Joe Baxter • Joel Melton • Joel Rafael • John Calvin Abney • John Fullbright • John Moreland • Jonathan Byrd • Justin Whisnant • K.C. Clifford • Kelley Mickwee • Kevin and Dustin Welch • Kierston White • Kyle Reid • Larry Spears • Lauren Lee • Matt Harlan • Melissa Hembree • Michael Fracasso • Michael O’Connor • Michael Veitch • Mike June • Miss Brown to You • Monica Taylor • Nancy Apple • Nellie Clay • Patrice Pike • Peggy Johnson • Peter Case • Radoslav Lorkovic • Ramsay Midwood • Randy Crouch • Ray Bonneville • Red Dirt Rangers • Rick Reiley • Rita Hosking • Ronny Elliott • Roy Book Binder • Sam Baker • Savannah Valentino • Seth Glier • Shawna Russell • Smokey & the Mirror • SONiA • Susan Herndon • Tania Warnock • Terri Hendrix • Thea Hopkins • Tim Easton • Tish Hinojosa • Tom Marshall • Tom Skinner • Travis Linville • T.Z. Wright • Wild Ponies • Wink Burcham • WoodyFest House Band


July 16-19 ~ Great South Bay Music Festival

Smith Street at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY

311 • Christina Perri • Colbie Caillat • Lotus • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones • Chris Robinson Brotherhood • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds • Lou Gramm (Foreigner) • Twiddle • Jefferson Starship • The Green • New Riders of the Purple Sage • Laurie Berkner • Oogee Wawa • Miles to Dayton • Return Of The Zen Tricksters • Butchers Blind • Ancient Tongue • The Green • Soundswell • Robert Bruey • Funkt Up • More TBA

July 19 ~ Huntington Folk Festival

Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY Prime Avenue and Main Street (Route 25A)

Evening show headliner: Tom Paxton / opener: The No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow

Afternoon Program: 12 noon - 6pm Unplugged showcases

There’s a wide-ranging array of acts at Great South Bay Music Festival. Jefferson Starship will perform as well as Long Island’s own Miles to Dayton. There’s also a Return of the [Deadhead favorite] Zen Tricksters and return as well of Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm.

Perennial favorite Tom Paxton is on tour and Huntington Folk Festival is one of the stops. He’ll be the featured evening act (opening will be The No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow) at this free one-day festival. Showcase acts during the afternoon sponsored by and the Folk Music Society of Huntington include: Annika, Mark A. Berube, Blair Bodine, Michael Braunfeld, Meghan Cary, Andrea Cetlin, Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick, Phil Henry, Jay Hitt, Karen Hudson, Josh Joffen, Stuart Kabak, Kalinec & KJ, Scott Krokoff, The Levins, Kirsten Maxwell, James O’Malley, Elaine Romanelli, Robinson Treacher and Bob Westcott