Oak Mountain Announces Bluegrass Fest Lineup

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.

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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 crystal@oakmountainski.com 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.

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