Proposed Schedule (We’re still in the planning process; stay tuned for more details!)
Sing-Along with the Andes All-Star Pick-Up Barn Band
Join us at the Andes Hotel for Cans and Clams, Andes Blue Mountain Music Festival Style. We’ll have a crew of local all-star musicians leading us all in a superb musical sing-along adventure. And yes, there will be kazoos…
1 PM - 5 PM
- A collection of the region’s best bluegrass and old-time bands — we’re booking now and we’re really excited about who’s going to be in the lineup!
- Short workshops on the history of bluegrass and old-time instruments between each of our musical sets.
- A great workshop on the history of music during the Anti-Rent War in Andes, with a chance to compose our own old-time protest song on the spot…
- Food and drink from village restaurants
- Informal jam sessions along the creek
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Stroll along the Tremperskill creek to the Andes Firehouse Pavilion for a Chicken BBQ! These firefighters make darn good Q…
6 PM – 6:30 PM
- Come on back to the main stage at Ballantine Park for a brief musical tribute and lifetime award to Delaware County fiddle legend Hilt Kelly.
6:30 PM – 8 PM
- Settle in for our headline band! We are delighted to announce that Ruthy Unger Merenda, Michael Merenda and their band will be performing their knock-your-socks-right-off blazing blend of bluegrass, old-time, and new ideas. Bring your dancing shoes… Ruthy is the daughter of our neighbor Jay Ungar, composer of The Ashokan Farewell, the haunting tune used as the theme for Ken Burns’ PBS miniseries The Civil War.
8 PM – ???
Moonlit Moonglow Moonshine Afterglow Jam Session
Bring your banjo, your guitar, your mandolin, your spoons…or even the kitchen sink and join in for romp of a jam session. Everyone welcome! (Especially if you bring the moonshine…)
Andes Blue Mountain Music Festival…more fun than you can shake a banjo at!