This Saturday and Sunday, the resort town of Lake George will be invaded by the second iteration of the Adirondack Independence Music Festival.
Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3 at Charles R. Wood Commons will feature bands like Twiddle, Pink Talking Fish, Kung Fu and the Ryan Montbleau Band for a two-day romp that features music from 2 p.m. until 3:30 am each night.
Twiddle has been a jam band on the rise for a few years now, as the Vermont foursome has risen the musical ranks with their blend of bouncy songwriting with intense instrumental prowess. Pink Talking Fish melds three beloved bands together in creative, well thought out set lists. Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish are the basis of the band’s gaze, and the energetic style in which the band displays their interpretations is must-see. Kung Fu is a blazing jazz-rock fusion band, with relentless chops and jaw dropping improvisation is a headliner, as is Ryan Montbleau Band, who brings his soulful, funky song catalog to a region he knows well.
Connecticut based West End Blend adds another layer of funky soul, while Hayley Jane and the Primates, another Vermont group, brings its 1970s soul and rock flare to the stage. Syracuse based Sophistafunk will showcase its style of jazzy and funky hip hop, while Capital Region rockers Mister F bring breakneck speeds and rhythms to atypical time signatures.
Formula 5 keeps its busy touring schedule going with a festival closing late night set at King Neptunes after Twiddle on Sunday the 3rd. Barika, Gratefully Yours, Strange Machines, Capital Zen, Steal Your Peach Band and Annie in the Water round out the fascinating lineup.
Music kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the formative weekend, head here.