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#1 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Any boardies eyeing this festival? It's about 20 minutes away from our doorstep... Tickets are currently $60 for both days... Mighty tempting!!! :)


Times and stages info to come... in the meantime, here's the lineup for the
2012 Green River Festival:


Saturday July 14, 2012:

Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration
Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family Reunion
Los Lobos
Charles Bradley & The Extrodanaires
Rebirth Brass Band
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Pimps Of Joytime
Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three
Sweetback Sisters
JD McPherson
Lake Street Dive
Casey Driessen
Session Americana & friends
Sun Parade
Peter Mulvey & The Crumbling Beauties
Samirah Evans & Her Handsome Devils
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Sunday July 15, 2012:

Ozomatli
Richard Thompson
Rubblebucket
Winterpills
Lost Bayou Ramblers with Gordon Gano
Chris Smither & The Motivators
Lee Fields & The Expressions
CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
Brown Bird
David Wax Museum
Elizabeth Cook
Alchemystics
Martin Simpson

http://www.greenrive....com/index.html

#2 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Okay, we're locked and loaded for this one... Gotta support the local events! So excited to see some of these bands! :jamguy:

This summer is shaping up to be an outdoors music lover's delight! :mrgreen:

#3 JBetty

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Definitely a nice little day fest. :jamguy:
Unfortunately, we already have a conflict that weekend.

#4 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

We sorta have one, too... We're hedging our bet on staying local tho - plus, we can catch up with the folks we were gonna see on the next go 'round. I think they will all understand. :)

#5 DancingBearly

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Hmm weekend before the Vibes, really want to see The Woody celebration. May have to work a little more OT ;)

#6 Tim the Beek

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Won't know til it gets closer, but it looks like a fine ol' time! :)

#7 Royal

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

i'm planning on going to Great South Bay Music Festival on Patchogue, Long Island, New York. If you go to Greenfield dont miss CJ Chenier.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

i'm planning on going to Great South Bay Music Festival on Patchogue, Long Island, New York. If you go to Greenfield dont miss CJ Chenier.

Good call :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

session americana is awesome
they play around boston a lot and i try to catch them whenever i can
dont miss them!

#10 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

Thanks for the tips of who to see, folks - I'll be sure to check 'em out!

I am really looking forward to seeing the Sweetback Sisters, Winterpills (saw them do an short acoustic set at an art opening here in NoHo in February) Rubblebucket, The whole Guthrie clan, and well, lots of the other names up there, too!

Oh, also really looking forward to seeing some boardies - woot, woot! :mrgreen:

#11 CTMuleman

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

Cool little fest. Balloons are a major feature! :devil: :lol:

#12 insolent cur

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:36 AM

any place that has richard thompson and martin simpson playing the same day has my attention!

#13 gregoir

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:48 AM

wow I fest with lots of lololdpeople I actually like. I'll be at Camp though.

#14 JBetty

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the tips of who to see, folks - I'll be sure to check 'em out!



This will be easy - there's only one stage. :smiley:

It's also billed as an alcohol free event, but they didn't check coolers and even the oldold people had their wine bottles.
Just put everything in cups, keep it on the dl and you'll be fine. :wink:

#15 lilphlower

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

definitely do NOT miss the balloon takeoff time, its cool and fun :)

BRING CHAIRS! everyone else does so you will want to be on the same level ;) might as well bring high ones too, otherwise you wont see anything ;)

any kind of smallish sunshade thing or umbrella (again, everyone else will have, so you might as well, too) blanket to hold a whole spot. its kinda like a fourth of july experience rather than a regular day concert thing. you really have to grab a spot and just stay there, it packs in (but the space is endless so they dont run out of space)

im trying to find our pics......

#16 lilphlower

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

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the balloons are behind all the people (and stage)

this is the only one i have of the crowd, but you get the idea ;)
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#17 aligd420

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

the balloons were really cool to watch take off and there are so many. got lots of cool pics.

#18 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

Cool pics! Looking forward to this! :clapping:

Their webiste says "Times and stages info to come" - maybe they are adding another stage this year? :dunno: Fine by me if they don't easier to catch it all if there is only one stage going on! :mrgreen:

I'm hoping to take a ride in a balloon if I have the cash to do so. Next year if not this - I've always wanted to try going up in a balloon. :)

#19 DancingBearly

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Is that on Tyler's bucket list too?

#20 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Nope, Tyler doesn't want to do it at all! :dunno: :lol:

Guess I am flying solo on this one... :fly:

Anyone else wanna go up in a balloon with me? Well, first let me see how much it costs and whether or not I can make it happen this year. I'm still playing catch-up at the moment.

#21 DancingBearly

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Look multi staged from about page:


Three stages of music — the main stage, the dance tent (a fiesta for your feet!) and the River's Meltdown Kids' Stage — so there's something for everyone! Check the schedule page to find out when and where your favorite band is playing.


#22 JBetty

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Oh yeah - I forgot about the dance stage at the bottom of the hill.

#23 lilphlower

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

they have a balloon tethered to the ground for quick trips up, fyi :)

#24 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:58 AM

We just bought tickets to this fest for Saturday - this is the last day for early-bird prices.

If you are thinking of going, let me know - it'd be great to meet up! :)