Friday, August 11th: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Secrets of French Girls
Dark faerie-tale songs on accordion, musical saw and acoustic guitar. Ryder & Dennis offer a playful fusion of macabre, funny, quirky, circusy and whimsical story-songs that will make you laugh, cry and wonder why.
Ryder Cooley is the faerie leader of the dark carnival band Dust Bowl Faeries. https://dustbowlfaeries.com/
Dennis Herbert is an artist-musician based in Hudson NY. https://www.dherbertart.com/
Mike Pagnani is performer, instructor, and scholar of traditional music. Apart from leading Pub Sings and playing with the bluegrass fusion band Beer Stained Fiddle, he performs solo as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Mike has been teaching traditional and other music to kids and adults of in New York’s Hudson valley for over a decade through individual lessons, group classes, and educational performances. He also researches and writes about traditional and other music as well as recording and producing through his own small production company.
Jeffrey Kirn is an ambient guitarist and composer of symphonic electronic and film music from Kingston, NY. You can find his work under the artist name Isotherme at iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.
Lower Railroad Street
Alakazam performs spectacular circus stunts in a unique and fresh way. His one-man variety shows have spanned over 26 years and racked up 25 international street theater awards. Al’s mission is to spread laughter and positivity with other humans, and he has done so in such venues as International Festivals, Television, Ted Talks, and private events for the Rich and Famous.
Roger & Lenny
The Vault Gallery
Roger & Lenny bring a fresh perspective to familiar--and not so familiar--tunes from a golden era of pop music, with harmonies the likes of the Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Jayhawks.
Ol Ms. Money Bags
Spot her throughout downtown!
Ms. Money Bags is the grandma you never knew you wanted. Clown, acrobat, and street performer, she'll flip your perspective upside down.
Saturday Afternoon, August 12th: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Drawing inspiration from the singer/songwriter movement of the ‘60’s and 70’s, Warren Sieme’s acoustic music celebrates American Adult Contemporary music through both original compositions and interpretations of other artists’ songs. From iconic modern songwriters to classic songs from the Great American Songbook as well as his take on traditional folk music, he presents a style that is unadorned and introspective, thoughtful and moving, sweet and melodious.
Warren has played throughout the Capital Region, the Adirondacks the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. Originally from Cooperstown, he and he currently lives outside Albany.
Rees Shad & The Conversations
Berkshire Mountain Distillers
The Conversations are a swinging Americana combo led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Rees Shad.
An essential element in articulating Shad’s musical vision, The Conversations are drummer Bobby Kay, bassist Jeff Link, and percussionist Carlos Valdez. Together these musicians deliver a swinging form of Americana that is both literate, imaginatively played, and grooving!
Main Stage! Saturday, August 12th: 6:30 - 10:00pm
Upper Railroad Street
Pocket Merchant is a jazz-fusion group based in the Hudson Valley. Their music is an eclectic mix of original compositions featuring groove-based melodies and rhythms.
Lower Railroad Street
I do a one-woman circus danger show- knife juggling, precarious balances and feats of strength all wrapped in original comedy with a healthy dose of audience participation! It's an all-ages show designed to awe and inspire people of all ages, leaving audiences talking about what they saw for years to come.
I've been performing circus professionally for over 15 years, and have over 100 street shows under my belt, plus ten years of living statue performance that's taken me all over the world. You can see more of my work on my personal website, marysiakochac.com
Saturday Night, August 12th: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Buddha da great
I am that I am , and all I am , let’s have a great time I am Buddha da great
"Fingerstyle guitar...folk, blues, ragtime, American Songbook, country, rockabilly, jazz, Celtic, bluegrass....two-time finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Colby Lewis Music
Colby plays your favorites from the 70's and 80's... Come tap your feet and sing along.
The Vault Gallery
Billboard Magazine has described Steven Gellman as "intensely sensitive and impressively intelligent at the same time.” Gellman has performed at acclaimed venues such as the Birchmere and Club Passim and has opened for the likes of Al Stewart, Richie Havens, Dar Williams, and Cheryl Wheeler.
Chalk Gremlin Circus
First Congregational Church
The Chalk Gremlin Circus is made up of 3 local circus artists who have found each other over the years and love performing together. They work in solo, duo, and even trio air and ground acts!
"Joanne Bockemuehl Jackson is a passionate flamenco dancer and teacher/artist, choreographer, as well as a costume designer.
She teaches flamenco dance lessons to children and adults at the Berkshire Pulse Studios in Housatonic, Great Barrington, MA. Her classes focus on building confidence through the expressive abilities of flamenco, which instills a sense of passion and individuality. She connects each student with their own personal story to tell and journey to live and guides them to find the expression through movement.
She regularly performs is New York City and at the Hudson Vallley Flamenco festival."