Oak Mountain Second Annual Bluegrass and Arts Festival

Less than a month away, Adirondack bluegrass lovers are gearing up for the second annual Bluegrass & Arts Festival on August 16, 2014 at the beautiful Oak Mountain Ski Resort.  With a full day and evening of festivities planned, attendees are in for a treat.

Oak Mountain Bluegrass & Arts Festival
Oak Mountain Bluegrass & Arts Festival

Oak Mountain Ski Resort is situated in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, in Speculator, NY.  This lovely ski lodge is the hub of the Speculator community and surrounding area for seasonal visitors and locals, offering activities year round.  Owners, Laura and Matt O’Brien, have outdone themselves in coordinating events for all those in the community from trail races, to skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling competitions and events, snow shoe racing, tubing, cardboard racing, mountain biking, bbq’s, movie nights, Halloween parties, winter carnivals, holiday fairs, fireworks, and live music every chance they can offer it.  In addition, this spectacular location is a hub for private weddings and events of all sorts.  So it is only fitting to offer to those in the surrounding area an opportunity to enjoy some backwoods music at the most picturesque local.

Oak Mountain Chair Lift Rides
Oak Mountain Chair Lift Rides
Oak Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2013
Oak Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2013

With a highly successful first year event, they anticipate double the attendance as word has spread of how much fun, and how family friendly this event is for music lovers.  Attendees can either purchase day passes for $15, or for $20 they can stay for overnight camping on the mountainside.  In addition to a stellar lineup, there are activities planned for the children, and vendors will be on site selling their wares and edibles throughout the day.  For those wishing a full meal, there is an on site full kitchen making some of the most delicious meals available in the area.  With Saratoga Eagle sponsoring the beer and wine, patrons can choose between Bud Light, Davidson’s, Paradox, Widmer, or Shipyard- Pumpkinhead, as well as the fully stocked bar in the clubhouse.

Oak Mountain Cuisine
Oak Mountain Cuisine

The lineup begins at 12:30pm with Swampcandy taking the stage, followed at 3:00pm with the Remsen Social Club who played last year’s event, then at 5:30pm The Old Main (aka The Birdseed Bandits) will take the stage, followed at 8pm by Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, and to finish out the night is crowd favorites Nick, Nigel, and Braids from Floodwood to cap off the amazing evening of music.

The Old Main
The Old Main
Nick & Braids
Nick & Braids

Tickets can be purchased online at http://oakmountainski.com/home/ or at the Oak Mountain Ski Resort. Do not wait till the last-minute to join us at Oak Mountain’s Second Annual Bluegrass & Arts Festival.