The Oak Mountain Bluegrass and Arts Festival is back for its third year, and it will be headlined by Utica-based Americana/folk group The Old Main.
Also appearing will be Nick and Braids — banjo and fiddle player Nick Piccininni and mandolinist Jason Barady of Floodwood. The Deer Run Drifters, a bluegrass group from Virginia that features two sets of brothers, will also make an appearance, as will Swampcandy, a unique band from Maryland that features a singer/guitarist and a dude who plays upright bass while also using his feet to work a kick drum — creating a bluesy sound with a Louisiana swamp kind of feel.
The festival takes place on Aug. 8 at Oak Mountain, a picturesque ski slope in Speculator that transforms in the summer to a great place for both music festivals and mountain biking. It is located at 141 Novosel Way in Speculator.
Here’s how organizers describe this great festival:
“This is Pure. Fun. and you don’t want to miss it! Join us for a celebration of music and arts in the mountains of the Adirondacks! Great food, great beer, lift rides and fun for the whole family!”
Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and music starts at 1:30.
- 1:30-3:30: Swampcandy
- 4-6: The Deer Run Drifters
- 6:30-8:30 Nick and Braids
- 9-11: The Old Main
They’re still looking for vendors. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tickets are $20 with camping or $15 for the full day. Kids 12 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Buy your ticket now.
For more information, check out the Facebook event page.