Festival Fever: The Green River Festival, 7/16-18/10

The Green River Festival is celebrating its 24th year this summer by expanding to a three-day fest.

On Friday, July 16, the fest kicks off with a show in Energy Park in Greenfield, Mass.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, the festivities move over to the nearby Greenfield Community College with two stages of music, as well as food and fine crafts – all topped off with an array of beautiful hot air balloons.

Tickets are now on sale, and if purchased by May 1, a weekend ticket costs only $49.95, while single day tix for Saturday or Sunday are $34.95 each. After May 1, ticket prices are $59.95 for the weekend, or $39.95 per day. At the gate, Saturday and Sunday tix will be $49.95 each. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

So, what about the music, you ask? Well, take a look at the line-up:

(at the Energy Park, Greenfield, Mass.)
High Country Lo-fi (featuring Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst & friends)
Joy Kills Sorrow
Academy Freightshakers
(Suggested donation: $10-15)

Old Crow Medicine Show
Allen Toussaint
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
Chatham County Line
Red Stick Ramblers
The Sweetback Sisters
Joy Kills Sorrow
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
The Nields
Fancy Trash

The Felice Brothers
Low Anthem
Lake Street Dive
Anais Mitchell
Rusty Belle
Unit 7
The David Wax Museum

And festival organizers have hinted that there might be a surprise or two added to the line-up later…

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