Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to Headline 2018 Adirondack Independence Music Festival in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE – The 4th Annual Adirondack Independence Music festival returns to Lake George over Labor Day Weekend, once again taking place at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons Saturday, September 1 and Sunday September 2. The two-day, multi-band event will feature several of the premiere touring bands currently on the festival circuit, including headliners Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, each of whom will perform two sets at this year’s festival.
With years of relentless touring under their belts, the Vermont-based, jam/rock band, Twiddle has built an impressive resume, spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo and multiple sellouts at historic venues including Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre and Washington D.C.’s 9:30 club. The quartet celebrated the past two New Year’s Eves in the Capital District with performances at the Palace Theatre in Albany, where they were joined by loyal fans from all over the country. Twiddle will perform 2 sets to close out Saturday night at the festival.
Sunday’s headliner, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase “the Flock” growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks. 2018 has been a big year for the group, who spent much of the summer performing at several of the nation’s top festivals, including standout performances at Bonnaroo and The Peach Music Festival.
Other big names on this year’s lineup include multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime and Pink Talking Fish who threw down an incredible set at last year’s festival, which included a performance of Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” as fireworks exploded overhead. This year’s festival will also see the debut performance by funky supergroup Back to School Special, featuring saxophonist Sam Kininger (Lettuce / Soulive), Michelangelo Carubba (drums) and Craig Brodhead (guitar) of Turkuaz and Kung Fu keyboardist, Beau Sasser.
Rounding out the 2018 lineup are Lucid (2 sets), Lespecial, Formula 5, Jen Durkin + The Business, Swift Technique, Steal Your Peach Band (2 sets), Wild Adriatic Presents: Multipede, Gratefully Yours, Goose, The Melting Nomads, Let’s Be Leonard and LDF: Ladies Drink Free.
As previously announced, the 2-day festival will feature music across two alternating main stages at the festival commons from 1 – 11pm, with late-night sets taking place at King Neptune’s (just a short walk up the lake) until 3 am. Admission to the late-nights sets is free to festival attendees 21-plus. However, music at the festival commons is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend.
For those wishing to make a full weekend of it, there will also be a free multi-venue kick-off party on Friday, August 31, featuring the Funky Dawgz Brass Band + Capital Zen at Shepard Park in downtown Lake George (6 pm) and Sophistafunk + Half Step at King Neptune’s (9:30 pm). The festival will then wrap up with a free “Last Chance Beach Party” on Monday, September 3 at Shepard Park (1 – 6pm) featuring performances by Shu, Hartley’s Encore and multi-instrumentalist, Rich Ortiz. Both the kick-off party and Last Chance Beach Party will be open (and free) to the general public as well as festival attendees.
Tickets to the festival are just $80 in advance for weekend tickets and $45 for day tickets and are currently on sale at eventbrite.com. There is also a special VIP option available, which includes admission to the festival, a buffet dinner, free snacks, half-priced adult beverages, $1 water / soft drinks, a private viewing area (with private bar) and access to private bathrooms.
For more info visit: www.adkmusicfest.com