On August 17th & 18th at Twin Ponds Campsite in Peru, New York the 6th Annual Backwoods Pondfest will take place, with a weekend slate of live music, camping, art and fun. The festival includes over twenty bands from throughout the northeast featured on two stages. Performers include Max Creek, Floodwood featuring Al Schier and Vinnie Amico from Moe., Breakscience, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and Plattsburgh’s own Lucid.
One of the benefits to a small music festival like Backwoods Pondfest is the simplicity of car-camping, having your own campfire, bring your own choice of beer in (although no glass, as it is at most festivals). Fire spinners, food vendors, craft & novelty vendors and many more will be on hand throughout the weekend.
The cost for a weekend pass is $65 in advance or $80 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased through the Backwoods Pondfest website.
In additional to the art and entertainment, Strangers Helping Strangers will also be hosting a food drive at Backwoods Pondfest. Strangers Helping Strangers is a nonprofit organization that provides organization, support and resources to care for those less fortunate by setting up food drives at concerts and festivals. After the event they deliver the supplies to local food banks, pantries and shelters.