FEST: Bands Announced for Eastbound Throwdown

The annual Eastbound Throwdown has announced the first round of bands for the 2018 festival, which is slated to take place on Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8 for the third year at the Irwin Farm in Salem.

Hosted by Greater Nippertown favorites Eastbound Jesus, the grassroots fest features a variety of local vendors, two stages built by the bandmembers themselves, and a volunteer staff of friends and family, giving the festival a true homegrown feel. The family-friendly, all-ages fest boasts two full days of music and two nights of camping (included in the ticket price). Early bird tickets are on sale now, priced at $50 for an all-fest, two-day pass. (One-day, Saturday-only tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 1.

Here’s the line-up of bands that have been announced so far for the 2018 Eastbound Throwdown:

Eastbound Jesus (playing both days)
The Mallett Brothers Band
The Blind Owl Band
Girl Blue
The Slaughterhouse Chorus
Elijah Ocean
The Eastern Highs
Dan Johnson
Saints & Liars
more to be announced on Friday, June 1

ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, May 12 & 13, FREE
518 SONGFEST @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany, May 18
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown, June 7-10
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, June 10, FREE
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 22-24
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 23 & 24
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, July 7
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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