Music, all day, the entire length of the Festival…discover a fantastic array of regional talent!

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NICK & JAY FROM FLOODWOOD Acoustic duo Nick Piccininni and Jason Barady cover old fiddle tunes, bluegrass, classic rock, country, jazz and artists such as Mumford & Sons, Michael Jackson, John Denver, Jimmy Cliff, and Pure Prairie League. 

MUSIC SPOT 4, 1:30 - 3:30 pm


PEPPER & SASSAFRAS Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Sassafras Ramsay are a dynamic Americana duo with rich acoustic instrumentation (guitar, clarinet, flute, accordion, strumstick, and more) and goose-bump harmonies. 

MUSIC SPOT 5, 2:30 - 4:30 pm


CAIT DEVIN is prolific in playing and writing rock music, but also blends elements of blues, metal, punk, and pop to reach a diverse range of audiences. Her influences include Metallica, Alice Cooper, Within Temptation, and the Cranberries.  

MUSIC SPOT 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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LIZ FIDDLE & THE FUNKY ROMANCE is a musical experience. Violinist/fiddler and powerhouse singer Liz Fiddle fronts the band. Dave Desantis rocks on guitar, Carl Pickett plays bass and sings harmony, and Jack Smith keeps a solid beat on drums. Playing music from Sting, Clapton, Cash, Stones, 90s alt rock, and blues. 

MUSIC SPOT 3, 10:00 am - noon


VADA MARCH. Although her artistry is described as a "female Ed Sheeran" and the "up and coming Alanis Morissette of her generation,” Vada's voice is uniquely her own. This versatile singer-songwriter draws inspiration from an eclectic range of genres and artists. 

MUSIC SPOT 2, 10 am - noon

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THE OLD MAIN These folk-rock favorites have drawn favorable comparisons to the Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes, while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. Featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies.

MUSIC SPOT 4, 11 am - 1 pm

THE KEVIN HUGHES QUARTET Kevin is breaking into the Upstate NY jazz scene with his warm guitar tone. Joining Kevin are bassist Sean Peters, Stephen Wu on piano, and Michael Pittarelli on drums playing traditional swing and Latin jazz. 

MUSIC SPOT 1, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


LAUREN METTLER Lauren's voice, nuanced and beguiling, captivates her listeners as she leads them through epic romantic ballads, comedic anecdotes, and poignant anthems. A versatile indie songstress, her repertoire displays shades of the blues, world music, and sweet little ditties reminiscent of favorite jazz classics. 

MUSIC SPOT 1, 2:30 - 4:30 pm


JASON SCHNITT is an award-winning songwriter, known for his prolific output, acerbic wit, insightful social commentary, and poetic lyrics—all wrapped in the sounds of dust-bowl folk and experimental Americana. "CNY’s premier songwriter" - upstateLIVE

MUSIC SPOT 2, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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NINA’S BREW Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, Nina's Brew is a melting pot of influence, genre, and talent. Together, their sound is rooted in blues, soul, rock, and R&B. Shared lead vocals, tight harmonies, and heavy blues guitar shredding set this group apart.  

MUSIC SPOT 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

** WHERE ARE THESE “MUSIC SPOTS”? ** Simply get your free copy of our Festival Program Booklet when you arrive; map and complete info within....or, follow your ears! If you like what you hear, we hope you will stop, listen, clap, cheer…and tip them!

Special thanks to Kevin Hughes, booking. If you have a suggestion or would like to apply for next year’s festival, write to him c/o