2016 American Music Festival for the Lake
Charles R Wood Park
W Brook Rd, Lake George, NY 12845, USA
Advance-Sale Early $ Discounts
Saturday Rocks: a serious rock show w/ a major national headliner
Sunday Jam: a mellow, low-dough ($) Fun Day
(Sunday Prices are subject to change -- depending on final lineup .... so lock your $$ in now.)
LINEUP + Approx Times
SATURDAY- SEPT 24
Blue Oyster Cult - 5:00PM
Johnny A. - 3:30PM
Super 400 - 2PM
Let's Be Leonard - noon
Doctor Magnum - Side Stage I
Ramblers Home - Side stage II
Ryan Montbleau Band - 3:30PM
Barika - 1:30PM
Gratefully Yours - 5PM
Tigerman WOAH - Noon
Sly Fox & the Hustlers - Side Stage II
UBUNTU - Side Stage I
The Festival also features these attractions:
* A Craft Beer area
* A Food / Food Truck section
* A kids' play area (for little ones)
* A world class Skate Park (for older kids): bring your boards!
* A Vending market: crafts, specialties, etc
* Side-stage music local performances
- A Benefit Poker Tournament
KIDS UNDER-16 are FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!
FREE KIDS VIP SEATED on Sunday (No Upgrade Fee)
All in a beautiful open-field park setting, bordered by the Lake, Battlefield Park and Fort William Henry and just a short stroll to the village's main drag.
Mention the Festival and get an on-the-spot Lodging Discount!
Call (518) 761-1150 for Reservations (or click on the image above)
- Village streets = short stroll
Drop Off's at Gate? Yes
Nearby private lots at $10
GENERAL ADMISSION on Saturday:
Avail @ the Show - $25
VIP Seats on Saturday:
Limited Qty @ the Show
Online sales for Saturday=CLOSED
(The Classic American Rock Band)
Rising from the shores of Long Island and originally billed as the American answer to Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult became one of the most popular touring acts in the 70's, playing arenas and stadiums worldwide and selling over 24 million albums.
Their exciting musical style neatly acted as the bridge between hard rock and metal, as heard on early staples "Cities on Flame with Rock & Roll", "Subhuman", Dominance and Submission," "Career of Evil" and "Astronomy."
The band's popularity went into overdrive with the release of the seminal album 'Agents of Fortune,' which featured one of the most recognized songs of the rock era: "Don't Fear the Reaper." The Oyster boys then became mainstays on early MTV with their followup hits "Burnin' for You," "Godzilla" and "Joan Crawford." These tunes continue on today as key parts of the Classic Rock playlists on national radio.
The band has enjoyed second (and third?) lives as a result of their music being used in movie scores, commercials, Guitar Hero, and ... of course: the famous SNL 'More Cowbell!' skit.
(Award-Winning Blues-Folk-Americana Rock)
A decade-plus of 200 shows annually has gained Ryan Montbleau not only a fiercely loyal fan base but also the prestigious Boston Music Award and a nomination at the MTV Music Awards for Best Concert Experience.
Ryan enters a new chapter with release of Growing Light. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. The release is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart.
His music is eclectic yet approachable. His live shows are groove-filled parties with meaning and a communal spirit. A great Sunday afternoon is in store.
(The Guitar Player's Guitar Player)
When you have Gibson naming a signature guitar line after you and you're asked to follow in the footsteps of Clapton, Page and Beck in the current edition of the Yardbirds, well: you must be doing something right.
Johnny A. is that kind of performer. For three decades, the Mass-based musician & bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at rooms of every sort. When the lights go on, he’s just as adept at captivating serious students of the six-string with a virtuosity that has earned him international acclaim.
After stints as a studio ace and as musical director for Peter Wolf (J Geils Band), Johnny embarked on his solo career in 2000. Since then, he has released six albums as well as the live DVD masterpiece One November Night
(Hipster-funk meets West African Rhythms)
"Led by their grooves, Barika is wholly rhythmic, captivating audiences with the beautiful, hypnotic way in which they interweave melody and groove to create something that is not only danceable, but incredibly interesting to listen to. Barika creates a soundscape of funk soaked in psychedelic, West African resonance." (Performer Magazine)
"Captivating polyrhythmic soundscapes that meld the sound of Mali with fine Western jazz-funk-Afrobeat compositions" - (WRUV-FM)
"It's sparkling and adventuresomely close to a truly remarkable record." (Seven Days)
"With the release of Barika's other-worldly Remember, Vermont's best-kept musical secret is about to get out."(Hidden Track)
(Hard, Hard Rock)
"Channeling the glory of Brit-blues acts like Cream, Zep, Jeff Beck and Blind Faith, this loud and noisy power trio cranks it to 11 -- and we didn't mind it one bit. Super 400 delivers a blast of thundering rock."
Long regarded as the Capital Region's top-of-the heap rock act, Super 400 hit the world in self-managed mode after an early setback of industry broken promises.
The band kept on; and learned how to book their own tours up and down the East Coast. Slowly, fans began to surface; first in the States, then Europe. Encouraged, Super 400 released their next two albums on their own, gaining momentum through word of mouth and countless live bootleg trades. The buzz earned them a slot on the Azkena Music Festival in Spain, the response from which brought them back to tour packed houses in Europe.
Their reputation as top notch players has put them in demand as session musicians, both in the States and in the UK. They have toured as the band for British pop star Jaime Benson and American superstar vocalist Mike Farris; Kenny has performed on Saturday Night Live as a member of Lenny Kravitz's band, and the three have made friendships and shared stages with several heroes who they are now proud to call friends.
In 2009, Super 400 recorded 'Sweet Fist', at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN. It was released by Response Records worldwide, with cover art by Klaus Voormann, the renowned creator of the Beatles' 'Revolver' album cover. A double vinyl LP package is also available. Super 400 is currently completing demos for their next release, to coincide with the dawn of their 3rd decade year as a band.
In 2006, the mayor of Troy gave Super 400 their own official holiday, 'Super 400 Day', to recognize the band's musical achievements as well as the love and support the city has shown for them.
Gratefully Yours: A popular All-Star tribute to the good ole Grateful Dead.
With a revolving cast of top-notch players on the east coast jam scene; including:
Alex Mazur (The Deadbeats) Keyboards: Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) DrumsZach Nugent (Cats Under The Stars) GuitarBill Carbone (Max Creek) DrumsJeff Martinson (Shakedown) GuitarVinnie Amico (moe.) Drums Adam Czolowski (Sonic Garden) Guitar Tom Pirozzi (Ominous Seapods) BassRob Schiff (Nailed Shutt) Guitar Steve Dee (Skeleton Keys) Drums
Every Let's Be Leonard show promises something different, whether it's a high-energy jam with intricate interplay or a rendition of "Show and Tell", you'll surely be on your toes wondering what happens next. Expect intricate songwriting sprinkled with dashes of jazz, reggae, funk, and good old rock n' roll. The band currently travels the northeast (in their psychedlic bus), playing college towns and bigger cities. They released their debut album "cow." to 600 fans at the Putnam Den in their hometown. They followed that up this year with a live album, done in that same venue.Continuing our tradition of showing local love, Let's Be Leoanrd will open the fest on our big stage. Get there early.
By combining elements of hip-hop and jazz, Doctor Magnum eschews the directionless noodling often associated with improvised guitar music in favor of engaged interaction. Self-described as "the mess left behind after a drunken Craigslist orgy between Led Zeppelin, the Jazz Messengers, and the Wu-Tang Clan," their intricate arranging, blistering improvisations, and progressive sonic palate define a strikingly original brand of instrumental music. All About Jazz wrote that Doctor Magnum’s “instrumentation is classic rock 'n' roll,” but they “[want to be] a hip hop infused band whose members listen to each other the way the classic Bill Evans trio did.”
Old-timey Americana / bluegrass / roots music performed in an acoustic format by a friendly bunch that stays true to a gypsy spirit of offering their music to the public.That's how we met them: on the sidewalks off a popular east coast tourist town, where they were entertaining passers-by with their bouncy renditions of old Appalachian and gypsy-jazz songs, mixed with doses of the Dead and other new(er) purveyors of those legacy genres. Ramblers Home will play on our Side Stage -- and might even perform while wandering the festival grounds!
"Best Blues Rock Band" @ 2014 & 2015 (Metroland)
"Heavy Voodoo Blues over Swampy Funky Grooves"
New York's Sly Fox and the Hustlers are a high energy original 4-piece bluesy rock n' roll band with hints of soul, funk and a dash of punk.
Established in 2010 the band is made up of the powerful lead vocals and blues-soaked guitar of Sly Fox, the throbbing bass of former Epic recording artist Dylan Storm, the swirling keys of Drew Costa and the in-the-pocket drumming and showmanship of Sean Ireland.
The live show has been described as "Heavy Voodoo Blues over Swampy Funky Grooves" and “an exciting show not to be missed - guaranteed to get you on your feet!" The band has built a reputation of putting on a high energy show with songs sung with an emotional delivery from the heart of their originator, along with some interpretive cover versions of some past and present great rock n' roll songs that keep the crowd dancing, singing and drinking all night long! - take the trip with them and you won't soon forget!
Opening up the side-stage @ Sunday..UBUNTU music is based on the African idea of the connection between all things. "I am who I am because of who we all are" is simply the understanding that wherever we are, we are in it together...The vibrational energy from this band comes from acoustic guitars, various world drums and the human voice.
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