Yet again Disc Jam proves to possess one of the deepest festival lineups in the jam scene. With over 50 acts playing over four days on four stages, one can see how powerful the lineup is at Disc Jam this year. From its initial offering in June 2001 at Sturbridge, MA, Disc Jam has developed into an elite 4-day music festival destination and it is poised to take place June 8th-11th at the magical Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown, NY.
There are enticing late night sets, a plethora of DJ’s, a silent disco and a bevy of some of the brightest ascending acts in the jam scene including Dopapod, Tauk, Pink Talking Fish, Turkuaz and Consider the Source. Artists at Large include the talented Hayley Jane, Primate Fiasco and Holly Bowling. Disc Jam 2017 again offers the strongest jam, jamtronica, funk, electronica and bluegrass and a multitude of activities including live painting, art installations, yoga sessions, quality vending, hula hooping from the Flow Tribe and disc golf. Now celebrating its seventh year, Disc Jam has earned a solid reputation for providing an exemplary experience.
Having garnered nearly 4,000 attendees last year, the new and improved location and satisfying deep lineup should lure in more. There is car-side camping and day passes available with Tickets and info available at www.discjammusicfestival.com.
“We’ve put together a who’s who of Northeast musical talent without straying from our funk/jam roots, while keeping with the times to include the electro-fusion craze that has taken hold of new music being created by today’s fastest rising acts.” – Tony Scavone, Promoter
TOP 10 ACTS NOT TO MISS:
The quickly ascending jam juggernaut from Massachusetts continues to flourish. The jams within their classic up-tempo “Trapper Keeper” are worth price of admission alone but their recent stuff slays too
The Other Brothers
The New Paltz, NY based band is just beginning to make a name for themselves. Older songs like “Your Machine” and “Cave In” are addicting and danceable while the new work shows versatility. Don’t be surprised If you catch yourself staring at the incredible stage presence and antics of frontman, Chris Owens, for an hour straight.
The power funk nine piece has been a festival favorite for years now. With infectious grooves and a depth of sound provided by the horn section, they know how to pack a punch, particularly with “Bubba Slide.”
Consider the Source
Consummate professional musicians and students of the genre, the members of CTS are on top of their game with unique time signatures and chord progressions galore for this instrumental New York outfit.
Reggae is well represented with a band garnering a greater fan base by the day. Disc Jam Festival veterans – Toft Willingham provides smooth and infectious vocals while Ian Meat Miller keeps time behind the kit with style.
The Brooklyn-based jamtronica outfit has been touring like crazy and there is a buzz around the scene about their musical prowess. Their debut album impressed many and people stand in anticipation for the talented quartet deliver next and guitarist Wiley Griffin can shred.
To the delight of Twiddle fans, the duo of Mihali and Zdenek are back for another outing at Disc Jam. A fine mix of covers and sprinkled in Twiddle favorites, the Acoustic set provides a different sound than a traditional Twiddle show as this incarnation offers an intimate view into the genius that is Mihali’s songwriting.
More than just a pretty face, Hayley Jane has arrived on the scene and taken it by storm. People are still talking about last year’s Disc Jam set while recanting the memories of her exquisite vocal chops.
The well-known jam/funk band has been around a while and for good reason. They bring it. Guitarist Tim Palmieri puts on a clinic with his meticulous work on the axe while Rob Somerville is well known as one of the funkiest and prolific brass players in the business.
The Albany-based outfit is a touring machine – logging in extensive tours across the country and acquiring hordes of new fans in the process. Blending genres, this four-piece delivers a unique high energy tour led by the wizardry of keyboardist, Scott Hannay.