FEST: Oldtone Roots Music Festival in North Hillsdale This Weekend

The third annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival takes over the Cool Whisper Farm in North Hillsdale this weekend with four days of traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun, contra music and more.

A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations and exceptional national & regional performers on two stages beginning on Thursday (September 7).

TICKET PRICES:
Four-day, all-fest pass with camping: $160
Thursday only: $28
Friday only: $40
Saturday only: $55
Sunday only: $25
Kids ages 13-17 pay their age at the gate; ages 12 & under FREE.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2017 Oldtone Roots Music Festival:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
MAIN STAGE
2pm: Bash Bish Bluegrass Band
3pm: Moonshine Holler
4pm: Mona’s Hot 4 with Tamar Korn
5pm: Caleb Klauder & Reeb Wilms Duo
6pm: Tuba Skinny
DANCE STAGE
7pm: Beginner Swing Dance Lesson w/ Jason Fenton & Elizabeth Orenstein
8pm: The Lucky Five
9pm: Mona’s Hot 4 with Tamar Korn
10pm: Forgotten Dances of the 1920s
10:30pm: Tuba Skinny

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
MAIN STAGE
12noon: Gold Hope Duo
1pm: Easy Ridin’ Papas
2pm: Down Hill Strugglers
3pm: The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
4pm: The Revelers
5pm: Sabra & the Get Rights
6pm: Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepard Kings
6:45pm: Down Hill Strugglers
7:15pm: The Po Ramblin’ Boys
8pm: The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
DANCE STAGE
4pm: Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew
5pm: Foghorn Stringband Square Dance with Nils Friedland
6pm: Dance Instruction
7pm: Russett Trio Contra Dance with Nils Friedland
9pm: Country Revue
10pm: Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew
11pm: The Revelers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
MAIN STAGE
9:30am: Oldtone Band & Instrument Contests
1pm: Bill & the Belles
2pm: David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
3pm: Corn Potato
4pm: Travis Stuart & Sammy Lind
5pm: The Po Ramblin’ Boys
6pm: Bill & the Belles
7pm: Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepard Kings
8pm: David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
9pm: Foghorn Stringband
DANCE STAGE
9:30am: Yoga with Jennifer Llewellyn
11am: Robbins Zust Family Marionettes Show
12noon: Intro to Contra Dance Instruction
1pm: Mountain Laurel Contra Dance
2pm: Run Mountain with Nils Friedland
3pm: Gaslight Tinkers with Luke Donforth
4:30pm: Hopalong Andrew
5:30pm: Russett Trio with Luke Donforth
6:30pm: Cajun Country Revival
7:30pm: Sabra & the Get Rights
8:30pm: Gaslight Tinkers with Nils Friedland
10:00pm: Cocek! Brass Band
11:00pm: Oldtone Old-Time Throwdown

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
MAIN STAGE
10am: Bear Minimum
11am: Gospel with Nadine Landry
12noon: The Feinberg Brothers
1pm: Too Blue
1:45pm: Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepard Kings
2:15pm: Dubl Handi
3pm: The Feinberg Brothers
3:30pm: Bear Minimum
DANCE STAGE
9:30am: Yoga with Jennifer Llewellyn
10:30am: Robbins Zust Family Marionettes Show
11:30am: Oldtone Family Square Dance
1pm: The Russet Trio Contra Dance with Luke Donforth
2:30pm: Hopalong Andrew & Friends Square Dance

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 8 & 9
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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