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Rockland-Bergen Music Festival June 24-25
June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 25, 2017
The Fourth Annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival will be held at the German Masonic Fairgrounds in Tappan, NY on June 24 and 25. The festival, which has now become an anticipated event in area, will feature over 33 artists on two stages as well as 15 non-profit organizations to realize Joe D’Urso’s vision of a musical event that combines great music and important causes. Among the acts scheduled to peform are the Jake Clemons Band, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Hollis Brown, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Neil Berg’s Pianomen & many, many more!
“As we enter our fourth year, fans can expect a lot of the same things that we have been doing the past few years. Festival fans have said that this is their favorite small music festival as it feels like a family BBQ with famous and talented people walking around and performing. I personally love that line as that is exactly what I was going for when I started 4 years ago. The RBMF is a true labor of love as I wanted to bring fantastic music to the border area of Rockland and Bergen counties as we have never had anything like this in our area. Now, we have had various Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. Not bad for a family BBQ!” said D’Urso about the fourth installment of this annual event.
This year, the festival will break down into two distinct days. On Saturday, June 24, the stages will be focused on nationally known touring acts like the Jake Clemons Band, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Hollis Brown, Christine Oilman & Rebel Montez, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, and more. Sunday, June 25 will keep the focus on the most talented local artists in the area like Neil Berg’s Pianomen (Billy Joel/Elton John), Rita Harvey’s Heart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Walkin’ After Midnight: Patsy Cline Tribute with Carter Calvert, Rex & The Rockabilly Kings (Early Elvis), Jeb Jones plays The Grateful Dead (Johnny Markowski), Dead Mile Dance and more. For the second day of the festival, D’Urso wanted to create a more inclusive day of music. “We have also changed the ticket pricing for the second date to a incredibly reasonably ticket price of $10/$12 per person and the first day of the festival will be somewhat similar to last year with ticket prices ranging from $45 to $53 per person,” said D’Urso.
Early bird tickets are now on sale at the price of $45 or $51 for a 2DAY pass. Visit www.rocklandmusicfestival.com for pricing and details. As in years past, anyone born in the calendar year of 1967 can enter the festival for FREE in celebration of their 50th birthday. High School and College ID: Day-of purchase only, no advance purchase.
On June 23, there will be a kickoff concert at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY with Anthony D’Amato and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan. On June 24, there will be an evening show at the Turning Point featuring Joe Grushecky, Ben Arnold and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan. Tickers for the Turning Point shows are sold separately and can be purchased at www.rocklandmusicfestival.com. Rockland-Bergen Music Festival’s mission is to bring great music to the beautiful areas of Rockland and Bergen counties area while raising awareness and consciousness of many organizations that are doing great work in various fields of health and humanity and have them be discovered and supported by music fans.