On August 2nd & 3rd at Twin Ponds Campsite in Peru, New York the 7th Annual Backwoods Pondfest will take place, with a weekend slate of live music, camping, art and fun. The festival includes several face-melting bands from throughout the Upstate Region featured on two stages. Performers include Dopapod, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Twiddle, The Garcia Project, Jimkata, Sophistafunk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Blind Owl Band, Capital Zen and Buffalo’s own Aqueous.
Backwoods Pondfest offers some things the larger festivals don’t like car-camping, campfires, and reasonably priced Saturday Only tickets ($50) for those who can’t make it both days. Fire spinners, food vendors, craft & novelty vendors and many more will be on hand throughout the weekend.
The cost for a weekend pass is $65 in advance or $80 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased through the Backwoods Pondfest website.
In additional to the art and entertainment, Strangers Helping Strangers will also be hosting a food drive at Backwoods Pondfest. Strangers Helping Strangers is a nonprofit organization that provides organization, support and resources to care for those less fortunate by setting up food drives at concerts and festivals. After the event they deliver the supplies to local food banks, pantries and shelters.
To download a venue map or printable map with driving directions please visit the festival’s website www.backwoodspondfest.com/info.html