Amongst the myriad of festivals springing out of the woodwork this
summer, one small family affair has blossomed into a serious gathering of
diverse artists in sprawling upstate New York. The Adirondack Mountain Music
Festival, popping off June 7-9 in beautiful Lyonsdale, New York, is gonna be
monumental. Taking place right outside of Syracuse at the Moose River
Campgrounds, this first annual music fest is also the debut of Top Ranking
Boasting a line-up that runs the gamut, festival organizers & Top Ranking Productions
envisioned an ensemble of performers that would cater to the wide ranging
interests and pleasures of the Northeast music community, and cull from
abroad. This year's AMMF will feature folk, psychedelia, jam, hip-hop,
reggae, and all-star collaborations. On Friday headliners include
Max Creek and Deep Banana Blackout. The
first day will be less hectic than the weekend, allowing festival-goers the
opportunity to revel in the campground's luxury, which includes a large lake
and many areas smattered with trees for the much-needed shade.
Saturday will be a banger at the AMMF! Jamaica's own legendary Ernie
Smith will roll in for a roots set with the DUB Squad, as will legendary reggae greats Culture (featuring Joseph Hill). Then the double shot of Mos Def and Talib Kweli are BLACK STAR, with
jazzbo-dub-hop giants Soulive
raging into the wee hours.
Sunday will take the vibe to even more different places, going
intergalactic-planetary with DJ
Logic's Project Logic, reuniting old-school Boston groove foundation
Lettuce, bringing the
crunk-jazz of John Scofield,
and then finishing the epic getaway with an all-star jam session featuring
John Medeski, DJ Logic, Adam Deitch, Garret Sayers, Eric Krasno, Sam
Kinninger and John Scofield.
Other artists at the Adirondack Mountain Music Festival include Northeast
up-and-comers Spins Around Red, Incognito Sofa Love, reggae
DJs Itation Sound System and the Black Rebels. Also on the
scene will be Burlington Vermont's Phish-a-likes RAQ and the ever-evolving
psychedelic funksters Turkey Bouillon Mafia.
Also appearing are:
Strangefolk, Psychedelic Breakfast,
Spiral Mirror, and hip-hop Deadheads Granola Funk Express.
JamBase | Festivus!
Go See Live Music!