Preview: Rock and Roll Resort: v4, The Dream Machine

The Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, NY will greet festival goers once again to host Rock n Roll Resort: v4 The Dream Machine on April 4th-6th. A unique and intimate music experience produced by Wicked Cool Productions offers a weekend full of music, art installations, fun activities and workshops plus much more. Perfectly located between Albany and New York City in the heart of the Catskills, The Hudson Valley Resort is the ideal festival retreat offering plenty of space to unwind, recharge and enjoy the beauty of Upstate NY.


Besides the nonstop music, Rock n Roll Resort offers multiple activities that include a mini-golf tournament, the first annual Disc Golf tournament, daily yoga as well as various instructional classes in the Holistic Village. Plus each night will have different theme night with costumes encouraged. The themes are Friday: Decades of Decadence, Saturday: Superheroes vs. Villain’s and Sunday: Pajama Party. The most creative characters for each night will be gifted a Rock n Roll Resort T-shirt and Event Poster.

The 2014 lineup features a variety of musicals performances offering something different for everyone throughout the weekend. Big acts include Dumpstaphunk, The Motet, and The Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock, John Morgan Kimock, Reed Mathis, Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. The music will start on Friday around 4pm and go until 4am Sunday night for the dedicated ragers with more than enough music in between.

has dissected the lineup and has come up with the Top 5 acts to catch at Rock n Roll Resort v4, The Dream Machine: Solaris, Bobby Paltauf, Tauk, Mister F and The Motet.

Mister F combines members of Upstate’s own Timbre Coup and Capital Zen for a quartet of high energetic, dark rock that thrills and urges you to keep dancing.

Bobby Paltauf is a artist on the rise in that he has played with a long list of notable musicians and is only 14 years old. Do not miss him on Friday as he is one of the starting acts and is sure to set the bar high for the weekend.

Solaris is an all instrumental trio from Ithaca that creates original compositions fusing electronica with jazz and funk with plenty of improvisation making each show unique for new and old fans alike.

Tauk is a four piece experimental rock band that breathes music into their shows with an intensity of all instrumental jamming. They have performed at a number of festivals and recently worked with Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza on their newest album.

The Motet is THE improvisational funk band of today. The seven piece band from Colorado is always a special treat when they travel out to the East Coast with their reputation for throwing the funkiest dance parties.

There are multiple ticket packagesavailable from single day passes to Rock star VIP status. For $125, you get a 3 day pass, not including meals or lodging plus you can only stay as late as 2 am. Single day Friday or Saturday go for $68 and single day Sunday goes for $37. But your best bet is to get a standard room package and split it up with your festy friends. The standard room package includes a 2 night stay, 2 event tickets, plus first class food. The more people you have in a room, the cheaper the package but with a 5 person maximum brings it to only $230 a person. Guests are encouraged to carpool, those with groups of 3 or more will have free parking, any less and it’s a $5 parking fee. There will be food vendors available 24 hours a day and reasonably priced alcohol for the adults. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this growing festival that continues to combine all the fun of a summer music spectacle within a historic and luxurious resort.

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