FEST: Green River Festival: Hot Music… And Hot Air Balloons

For one weekend every July, Greenfield Community College in Greenfield hosts the Green River Festival, and this is that weekend.

This year’s three-day fest features a truly fabulous array of diverse, world class music, from Old Crow Medicine Show to Josh Ritter, from Michael Franti & Spearhead to the super-trio I’m With Her, from Femi Kuti & the Positive Force to Robert Earl Keen, and so much more…

In addition, the fest serves up great local food, beer & wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. And to make it truly unique, the festival also features four hot air balloon launches and a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2017 Green River Festival:

Josh Ritter
Birds of Chicago
Amy Helm
Twisted Pine
Orquesta Akokan
Las Cafeteras
Orquesta El Macabeo

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Dr. Dog
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Deer Tick
Lucy Dacus
Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express
Marco Benevento
Magna Carda
The Mammals
Yes Darling
Birds of Chicago
Bella’s Bartok
Jack Broadbent
Big Mean Sound Machine
The Revelers
Old Flame

Old Crow Medicine Show
I’m With Her
Robert Earl Keen
Chris Smither
Ana Tijoux
The James Hunter Six
The Ballroom Thieves
Chuck Prophet (with strings)
Molly Tuttle
Jack Broadbent
The Brother Brothers
Trailer Park with Samirah Evans
Khalif Neville & Friends
Kate Lorenz & the Constellations

SCHENECTADY SUMMERNIGHT @ State Street, Schenectady, July 13, FREE
KIDS DAY @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 14, FREE
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 4, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 8, FREE
DIRT FARMER FESTIVAL @ Arrowood Farms, Accord, August 19
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 19, FREE
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 22, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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