As festival season starts to churn up its remaining musical jaunts in jam band land, those in the northeast can look forward to a cozy, home-style weekend near the high peak mountains and mystifying beauty of Lake George for the 4th annual Adirondack Independence Music Festival.
The two-day celebration takes shape just in time for Labor Day Weekend, Sept 1st and 2nd at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George. Each day, festival goers can catch live performances from 1:00pm to 11:00pm across two alternating stages at the festival commons, with late night performances popping up at King Neptune’s in downtown Lake George.
Last year’s Adirondack Independence Music Festival conjured a crowd of 2,000 and this year, ADK Fest is hoping to build on that number with a notable line up of Twiddle (2 sets), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (2 sets), Keller Williams, Pink Talking Fish, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Lucid (2 sets), Lespecial, Formula 5, Back to School Special (featuring members of Lettuce, Turkuaz & Kung Fu), Jen Durkin & The Business, Steal Your Peach Band (2 sets), Multipede (featuring Wild Adriatic & Friends), Gratefully Yours, Swift Technique, Goose, Let’s Be Leonard, The Melting Nomads and LDF: Ladies Drink Free.
Don’t miss the chance to jam in the ‘dacks for a reasonable price of $80 for the weekend ($90 at the gate) and $45 for single day tickets ($50 at the gate). Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.com. VIP options include access to a special VIP viewing area and VIP Tent with tables and chairs, a buffet dinner, free shacks, $1 waters and soft drinks, half-price adult beverages and access to private bathrooms. Admission to the late night shows at King Neptune’s is free with the purchase of a festival wristband but is limited to attendees 21+. Don’t fret, families! Music in the park is open to all ages and is a family-friendly event.
Don’t forget about the free kick-off parties featuring The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, CAPITAL Zen, Sophistafunk and Halfstep at Shepard Park at 6PM and King Neptune’s at 9:30PM. Stick around on Mimosa Monday for the free “Last Chance Beach Party” at Shepard Park featuring Shu, Hartley’s Encore and Rich Ortiz from 1PM to 6PM. Gates for the fest open at noon each day and kids 12 and under are free.