Mayor Robert M. Blais of Lake George in partnership with 389Group and Putnam Den Productions, announced today, The American Music Festival for The Lake to take place on September 20th and 21st. The annual event serves to establish support of the Village and post-season tourism. The event will also generate funds and awareness for the S.A.V.E. Lake George and its efforts to eradicate invasive species that currently threaten the lake’s biological health. The event will be held at the new Charles R. Wood Park in the West Brook enviro-park project on the site of the former Gaslight Village.
Headlining Saturday, or Rock Fest Day is Robert Randolph & The Family Band. This part blues, part gospel and all rock band has been described as “an American original” and the “Jimi Hendrix of the pedal steel.” Paranoid Social Club will also take the open field stage, presenting their Maine-base, punk-pop live show that has catapulted them to cult status. Other artists include NRBQ, and Wild Adriatic.
Country Sunday will feature New Riders of the Purple Sage; a spin-off from the Grateful Dead, however successful in their own right, they are the “cowboys of country rock.” A two-time Grammy Nominee and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch Band will push the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Also included are country-blues band, Rosco Bandana and “honkey-tonk heroes,” the Stony Creek Band. More acts to be announced.
The family-friendly, all inclusive community music festival will offer a variety of activities. Several dozen vendors and exhibitors will be on hand for arts and crafts, a kids zone to include amusement rides, food trucks and The Flashlight 5K foot race! On Saturday, don’t miss fireworks over the lake. The American Music Festival for the Lake will complement the Adirondack Balloon Festival taking place nearby and hot air balloon rides will be offered.
Tickets available at festivalforthelake.com.