Returning to The Pines: A Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival Preview

Three festival weekends each summer, Sterling Stage Kampitheater (‘The Pines’) returns to Sterling, NY for 4 days and nights of music, dancing and art. This year’s Sterling Stage Folkfest 2017 has passed, however, Sterling Stage Ameribeat 2017 is right around the bend.  

Sterling Stage Ameribeat will send off on Thursday, July 13 and patrons will return home the morning of Monday, July 18. For anyone with their calendars out, Sterling Stage Last Daze 2017 will take place August 31 through September 3.

Take a peek below and click the play button. You’ll find a Rochester Groovecast podcast episode. This episode is a preview of the upcoming Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival.  During the episode, you’ll listen to Baked Potatoes, Barroom Philosophers, Boogie Low, Chris James and Mama G, GPGDS, New Daze, Personal Blend, Sophistafunk, Space Carnival, Subsoil and The Medicinals. All of these bands will (of course) be at this year’s Sterling Stage Ameribeat. Get your tickets here!

If you peek even farther below, you’ll find an episode timestamp, full artist lineup, and full schedule. Enjoy!

EPISODE TIMESTAMP:
00:00: The Medicinals- Stronger
05:04: Introduction
07:54: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad- Gotta Make A Livin’
11:40: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad- Live And Travel
15:05: Sophistafunk- Translucent
19:13: Sophistafunk- No More War
24:56: Space Carnival- Big Suze
29:27: Space Carnival- Prince Rebus
36:40: Subsoil- On The Bus
40:51: Subsoil- Great Unknown
44:52: Boogie Low- Miss Bliss
49:54: Boogie Low- Mexico
54:27: Barroom Philosophers- ZPB
58:30: Barroom Philosophers- Carry On
1:04:00: Personal Blend- After Its Gone
1:09:03: Personal Blend- To The Party
1:12:32: Chris James & Mama G- Further
1:16:57: Chris James & Mama G- Thank You For The Diamonds
1:21:54: Baked Potatoes- Blue Dream
1:26:36: Baked Potatoes- Homewrecker
1:31:27: The New Daze- Bag
1:38:50: The New Daze- Dirty M The Wizard
1:42:36: Conclusion
1:43:44: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad- Signs

ARTIST LINEUP:
KUNG FU 
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD 
SOPHISTAFUNK
SKUNK CITY (Funk & Bob Marley tribute sets) 
SUBSOIL 
THE BUDDHAHOOD 
THE MEDICINALS 
ANNIE IN THE WATER 
PEARLY BAKER’S BEST
PERSONAL BLEND
BARROOM PHILOSPHERS
BOOGIE LOW 
FUNKNUT
THE NEW DAZE
SPACE CARNIVAL
NATTY MEDS 
CHRIS EVES & THE NEW NORMAL 
BAKED POTATOES 
JACK & THE JUKEBOX 
CHRIS JAMES & MAMA G
MISSING KEYS
FAKAUI 
WHEELWRIGHT 
JOHNNY RICHARDS
OLD DEER ENSEMBLE 
PAUL LECLAIR
CHRIS EVES

FULL SCHEDULE:
Thursday July 13
4pm – Randy McMillen – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Fakaui – Sinatra Lounge
8:30pm – Pearly Baker’s Best – Sinatra Lounge

Friday July 14
2pm – Baked Potatoes – Main Stage
3:10pm – Johnny Richards – Sinatra Lounge
4pm – Space Carnival – Main Stage
5:10pm – Missing Keys – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Funknut – Main Stage
7:10pm – Subsoil – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Kung Fu – Main Stage
9:10pm – Subsoil – Sinatra Lounge
10pm – Kung Fu – Main Stage
11:30pm – Campfire Session w/Annie In The Water – Sinatra Lounge

Saturday July 15
12pm – Jack & The Jukebox – Main Stage
1:10pm – Boogie Low – Sinatra Lounge
2pm – Barroom Philosophers – Main Stage
3:10pm – Boogie Low – Sinatra Lounge
4pm – The Buddhahood – Main Stage
5:10pm – Personal Blend – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Sophistafunk – Main Stage
7:10pm – Personal Blend – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Main Stage
9:10pm – Ameribeat Parade w/ The Buddhahood – Infield
10pm – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Main Stage
11:30pm – Campfire Session w/Sophistafunk – Sinatra Lounge

Sunday July 16
12pm – Wheelwright – Main Stage
1:10pm – Paul LeClair – Sinatra Lounge
2pm – Old Deer Ensemble – Main Stage
3:10pm – Chris Eves – Sinatra Lounge
4pm – Natty Meds – Main Stage
5:10pm – Chris Eves – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – The Medicinals – Main Stage
7:10pm – The New Daze – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Skunk City Collective – Main Stage
9:10pm – The New Daze – Sinatra Lounge
10pm – Skunk City Collective – Main Stage
11:30pm – Campfire Session w/ Chris James & Mama G – Sinatra Lounge