Hillsdale, NY — Early Bird Tickets (save up to $70) are on sale with a deadline of May 7 for The Oldtone Roots Music Festival, September 7-10, 2017, Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Rt 21.
"Bringing these bands together for a weekend, musicians who have dedicated their lives to the music that hits us all so deeply, is an honor and a privilege," said Producer Matt Downing.
Oldtone Productions was the brainchild of Kip Beacco, Matt Downing, and Jim Wright, musician dads who are dedicated to creating a fun, family friendly festival. Producer Jim Wright stated; "We are aiming to be the picker's favorite festival in the Northeast. We've got another killer lineup this year." said Jim Wright.
The festival features exciting performances in Old-Time, Bluegrass, Swing Jazz, Country & Folk, with plenty of Contra, Cajun and Square dancing in the Oldtone Dance Tent. Returning to the Oldtone Main Stage, Workshop and Dance Tents include Foghorn Stringband, Jesse Legé, Down Hill Strugglers, Bradford Lee Folk, and Run Mountain.
New to the festival are The Revelers, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Karl Shifflet & Big Country Show, Corn Potato, Mona's Hot 4 with Tamar Korn, Cocek! Brass Band, Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Bill & The Belles, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, The Feinberg Brothers. Local favorites include: The Lucky 5, Moonshine Holler, Easy Ridin' Papas, Bear Minimum, Hopalong Andrew, Hilary Hawke & DublHandi, Tara Linhardt and Oldtone 2016 Band contest winner: Gold Hope Duo.
Oldtone Productions' motto is "Participation is Preservation," highlighting their dedication to the active preservation of the historical American musical oral tradition. History comes to life at festival, where traditional old time music is experienced through dancing, workshops, performances, late night jam sessions, and contests.
Adding to the pop-up community for the weekend will be farm-to-festival vendors, instrument and clothing vendors, puppet shows and children's activities. Band and instrument contests are a highlight of the weekend.
"You won't want to miss the chance to kick up your heels to The Oldtone Honky Tonk Revue, a raucous gathering of many of our main stage artists collaborating in the dance tent to create pure old country and honky tonk magic," said Kip Beacco.
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival is a family friendly festival. Full 4-Day Camping and Day tickets available. The early bird ticket price ends on May 7.