The 9th annual Backwoods Pondfest is only less than 2 weeks away, taking place in Peru, NY at Twin Ponds Campsite on Aug 7 and 8. The two day festival features back to back musical acts on two stages, yoga, hoop lessons, a vending area and two nights of camping in beautiful Upstate New York. This hidden gem festival offers plenty of spacious car camping, whether it be open field, woods or secluded quiet family camping. Backwoods Pondfest offers a wide range of music, supporting local and regional bands plus national acts. This year’s headliners include Particle, Ex Presidents (Todd Stoops, Eric Gould, Neal ‘Fro’ Evans and Andrew Block), The Heavy Pets, Spiritual Rez, two sets of Lucid, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Sophistifunk and more. Tickets are available online (click here) or at various ticket outlets such as: Pasquale’s Restaurant, State of Mind and Chuck Wagon.
One of the returning regional acts to Backwoods Pondfest is four piece string group, The Blind Owl Band, Saranac Lake locals who have been sharing their North Country Bluegrass all over the east coast. Their impressive plucking and strumming combined with their rowdy harmonies bring a unique modern gypsy sound with a fiercely aggressive rhythm to that of a freight train. Barefoot and bearded, The Blind Owl Band charms crowds with old world story telling that is as captivating as the Adirondacks themselves, making them an ideal act at Backwoods Pondfest. Catch the Blind Owl Band on July 30 at the Riverboat Bar, in Alexandria Bay and a free show on July 31 at The Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT.
Backwoods Pondfest continues to grow and get better each year. Be sure to pick up your tickets today!