The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 2:00pm - Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 5:00pm

Hillsdale, NY, August 20, 2017
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival 2017, September 7-10, 2017,
Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Rt 21, North Hillsdale, NY, 12529.

“Participation is preservation” is the motto of Oldtone Productions. This event is a full participatory festival with performances, workshops, informal jam sessions and all-ages entertainment on the main stage, workshop and dance stages, and throughout the campground. Participants and artists are dedicated to playing Old-time music in the Old-time way. The artists perform old and new songs which reflect the timeless themes of love, loss, family, and adventure, with an underlying sound that is pure and organic, like it was in the days gone by.

The lineup this year starts with nationally known bands Foghorn Stringband, The Revelers, Jesse Legé, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys and Karl Shifflet and Big Country Show, and many regional and local bands. Down County Social Club, Country Life Real Estate, Catskill Tents, Ghent Wood Products, CMH Rapid Care-Copake, and Harney Tea have all sponsored bands, with St. James Place sponsoring the up-and-coming popular regional band Bill and the Belles who played Dewey Hall and Naumkeag at Night on their recent Northeast tour.

The music and dance at the festival includes Old-Time, Bluegrass, Cajun, Swing Jazz, and Folk, all robustly informed by their traditional origins. Local vendors and locally sourced food is a highlight of the festival experience.

Day tickets and camping passes are available at: www.oldtonemusicfestival.com