FEST: The Eastbound Throwdown Returns to Salem

After the success of the inaugural Eastbound Throwdown last year, Northern rockers Eastbound Jesus are back to do it all over again this weekend, bigger and better.

On Friday & Saturday (September 8 & 9), the Eastbound Throwdown will take over the Irwin Farm in Salem with featured performances by Driftwood, the Mallett Brothers Band, Formula 5, Black Mountain Symphony, Swamp Candy, Wreckloose, Green, the Old Main, Cobblestone and, of course, two sets by the festival hosts.

This year the fest is also adding a second stage to keep the music flowing non-stop. The acoustic stage will feature Ian Fitzgerald, the Saratoga Strings Band, Dan Johnson, J. Schnitt, One for the Road, Big Stone Gap, Turf n’ Turf and the Upchuck Ramblers.

All-fest, two-day tickets are currently available for $60, which also includes camping. Single day tickets for Saturday only will be $40. Kids age 15 & under are free.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the second annual Eastbound Throwdown this weekend:

FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8)
MAIN STAGE
3pm: Cobblestone
4:30pm: Under the Blacktop UPDATE: The Slaughterhouse Chorus
6pm: Formula 5
7:30pm: The Mallett Brothers Band
9:15pm: Eastbound Jesus
11:15pm: Green
ACOUSTIC STAGE
4pm: Big Stone Gap
5:30pm: One for the Road
7pm: Ian Fitzgerald
8:45pm: Ian Fitzgerald

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 9)
MAIN STAGE
12noon: Graveyard Poets
1:30pm: Wreckloose
3pm: The Old Main
4:30pm: Swampcandy
6pm: Black Mountain Symphony
7:30pm: Cousin Earth
9pm: Driftwood
10:45pm: Eastbound Jesus
ACOUSTIC STAGE
11:30am: Dan Johnson
1pm: Dan Johnson
2:30pm: J. Schnitt
4pm: J. Schnitt
5:30pm: Upchuck Ramblers
7pm: The Saratoga Strings Band
8:30pm: The Saratoga Strings Band
10:15pm: Turf n’ Turf

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany, September 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE
LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, September 23, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Wood Park, Lake George, September 23-24 UPDATE: This fest has been cancelled…

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