Worth a Drive: The 35th Annual Green River Festival

NORTHAMPTON, MA – The Green River Festival, which celebrates 35 years this year, has announced its lineup with headliners Lake Street Dive, Father John MistyGusterWaxahatcheeRipeGalactic, and many more. Named one of “fifty essential summer music festivals” by The New York Times, Green River Festival, to be held June 24-26, is Western Massachusetts’ signature summer event. The festival is a spectacular celebration of music and community: a world-class lineup of over 30 acts on four stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade juried crafts at The Makers Market, a wide array of kid’s activities and music, and camping.

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“We are so excited to welcome our musical community back to the fairgrounds this June,” says Green River’s Festival Director, Jim Olsen. “We had a great first experience at the fairgrounds last August. It’s a much larger facility with great infrastructure. For the first time we were able to host both RV and tent campers on site and still have plenty of space for three stages of music and all the other elements that make Green River Festival special.  We know it will be even better in 2022.”  

The lineup across the three days are as follows (asterisks * indicate an artist or band playing on the Family Stage):  

Friday, June 24th
Gates open at 2:00 pm, music starts at 4:00 pm and goes until 10:30 pm.

  • Guster
  • Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph     
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
  • Las Cafeteras   
  • Natu Camara  
  • The WIldmans    
  • Mtali BandaRose & The Bros  
  • Jake ManziFunky Dawgz Brass Band

Saturday, June 25th
Gates open at 10:00 am, music starts at noon and goes until 10:30 pm.

  • Lake Street Dive  
  • Ripe
  • Rayland Baxter
  • Katie Pruitt
  • Parsonsfield   
  • Steve Poltz
  • Cha Wa 
  • The Dip      
  • Kaleta & Super Yamba Band   
  • MISTER G and the Global Citizen Ensemble
  • Matthew Fowler  
  • Love Crumbs
  • Golden Shoals
  • Prune
  • StompBoxTrio
  • Poor Monroe
  • In The Nick of Time *
  • Carrie Ferguson & The Grumpytime Club *

Sunday, June 26th
Gates open at 10:00 am, music begins at noon and goes until 8:00 pm.

  • Father John Misty 
  • Waxahatchee   
  • Allison Russell 
  • Ryan Montbleu Band
  • Dustbowl Revival    
  • Asleep At The Wheel     
  • Sarah Borges
  • Brennen Leigh 
  • Young at Heart Chorus
  • Oshima Brothers 
  • The Green Sisters
  • Little Roots *
  • Matthew Fowler
  • Gaslight Tinkers
  • Rise Up Singing: Annie Patterson & Friends *

“We moved the 2021 festival to late August to give our audience the chance to get fully vaccinated before the event.  This year we’re holding the festival on the last weekend of June, which will give our audience the chance to enjoy great summer weather and the longest days of the year.”  


The festival will take place at The Franklin County Fairgrounds located at 89 Wisdom Way in Greenfield, MA.

The festival touts no ticketing fees behind purchases. Kids 10 and under are always free.

To purchase your tickets, please click here. The ticket choices are as follows:

  • WEEKEND PASS: $170
  • FRIDAY PASS: $55
  • SUNDAY PASS: $75



The festival VIP bundle is a new ticket package this year that comes with special benefits including the closest parking, early entry each day, festival merchandise and access to the Roundhouse Lounge, a special air conditioned space with comfortable seating, drinks & snacks, a daily happy hour and festival goody bag.

A portion of the proceeds from these special tickets benefit the Green River Festival charitable fund which supports developing music artists and environmental causes.  


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