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GottaGetGon Folk Festival 2015
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
Ballston Spa, NY
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The GottaGetGon is a friendly little folk festival put on by volunteers every Memorial Day Weekend since 1970. It's designed for folks who believe that music is part of life. It is a place where grownups, teens, and children can be part of the experience of sharing music, time, and friendship.

Our featured artists will offer formal concerts, workshops, and plenty of casual jamming on the campgrounds:

BROOKS WILLIAMS writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales.

WINDBORNE specializes in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between the traditional music of many continents and cultures. Lauren Breunig, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, and Will Thomas Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage,  their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the traditions in which they sing.

LORRAINE & BENNETT HAMMOND play and sing in perfect complement. Blending their instruments with consummate skill, they create a new voice for music that ranges in style from classical through Celtic, blues and contemporary. Their joy is contagious, and their flair for tailoring their selection of songs and tunes for individual audiences lends a lively freshness to each performance. Lorraine is an old-timey-style banjo player and a self-trained dulcimer player, who has been called "the Jimi Hendrix of the Appalachian Dulcimer" by the Harvard Crimson. Husband Bennett is a virtuosic guitar player.

TUMBLING BONES is a young trio from Portland, ME inspired by old American music. They play a mix of original compositions and traditional material drawing on bluegrass, pre-war folk, and a bit of the contemporary rock 'n' roll the guys were reared on. They make music with nothing but acoustic instruments, tap shoes and, most of all, their harmonizing voices. Pete Winne (guitar, foot percussion) and Jake Hoffman (banjo, upright bass) join forces with songwriter and guitarist Kyle Morgan.

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE BARNS SO THIS EVENT GOES FULL TILT NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER!

CAMPING IS FREE. FLUSH TOILETS & HOT SHOWERS AVAILABLE FOR FREE.  NO CONCESSIONS OTHER THAN COFFEE & ICE CREAM. SHORT WALK TO THE VILLAGE OF BALLSTON SPA FOR RESTAURANTS & OTHER NECESSITIES.
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Additional tickets available at the festival gate throughout the weekend. Evening Only tickets for the New Folks Showcase on Friday, or the Barn Dance on Saturday are $5 at the Gate.

Location

Saratoga County Fairgrounds
162 Prospect Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
United States

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Categories

Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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