Festival Fever: The Summer Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, 8/23-25/13

Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant

It’s the inaugural Summer Hoot, described as “a downhome celebration of music, food and community.” The three-day family-friendly fest at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge begins today (Friday, August 23), and the weekend’s line-up of musical talent includes American music legend Pete Seeger, as well as Natalie Merchant, Happy Traum, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Amy Helm & the Dirt Farmer Band, the Horseflies’ Richie Stearns, the New Pornographers’ AC Newman, Nippertown’s own Zucchini Brothers and lots more…

Gates open at 3pm today and at 9am on Saturday and Sunday; music starts today at 6pm with Mike + Ruthy.

Single-day tickets at the gate are priced at $25 for today; $35 for Saturday; $30 for Sunday. Three-day all-fest tickets are $60. Kids age 12 and under are free.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands and musicians for the Summer Hoot:

6pm: Mike + Ruthy
7pm: Robert Sarazin Blake
7:30pm: Happy Traum
8:30pm: AC Newman
9pm: Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine
10pm: Greg Humphreys
10:30pm: Lindsey Webster
11:30pm: Film – “Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm”

10am: Uncle Rock
11am: Story Laurie & Friends
11:30am: The Stacks
12:30pm: The Cupcakes
1pm: Dan Bern
2pm: Kristin Andreassen
2:30pm: The Wiyos
3:30pm: The Murphy Beds
4pm: Death Vessel
5pm: Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns
5:30pm: Robert Sarazin Blake
6:30pm: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
7pm: Mike + Ruthy
8pm: Chris Merenda
8:30pm: Natalie Merchant
10pm: Square dance with Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns
12midnight: The Murphy Beds

10am: The Zucchini Brothers
11am: Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes
11:30am: Pete Seeger
12:30pm: The Ivy Vine Players
1pm: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
2pm: Greg Humphreys
2:30pm: The Big Takeover
3:30pm: Chris Merenda
4pm: Burnell Pines (aka, Jeremy Bernstein)
5pm: Adrien Reju
5:30pm: The Dirt Farmer Band (Amy Helm, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Byron Isaacs, Justin Guip)

MudFest @ Prattsville Town Green, Prattsville, 8/23&24/13 (FREE)
The Old Austerlitz Music Festival @ Old Austerlitz, Austerlitz, 8/24/13 (FREE)
New York Freedompalooza @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 8/24/13
Albany Latin Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 8/24/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
New Music Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/21/13 (FREE)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)

1 Comment
  1. Dave Render says

    I don’t think Pete’s gonna show.

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