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Annual Sourland Music Festival is Saturday

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  – The 14th annual Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday at Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Sourland Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of the Sourland Mountain region. 

The club is located at 146 Wertsville Rd., just outside of Raritan Township and East Amwell. The event will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. The rain date is Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

The Sourland Music Fest features the finest local blues, jazz, folk and rock. This year’s line-up includes The John Ginty Band, JD Malone & The Experts, Tom Tallitsch, Russell Norkevich, Lisa Bouchelle, Karl Dietel 5, The High Hearts. 

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Choices on tap in the adult beverage tent include specialty cocktails using Sourland Mountain Spirits Vodka and Gin; beer from Flounder Brewing Company and Lone Eagle Brewing Company; and wine from Unionville Vineyards. Non-alcoholic refreshments include freshly pressed juices from Brick Farm Market; Sourland coffee; tea, lemonade and soda. Free water will be available all day.

Food choices include entrees, snacks and desserts from local food trucks and vendors.

New this year, the Ryland Inn will provide a VIP experience offering a buffet from Executive Chef Chris Albrecht using locally-sourced, sustainably-grown food in the VIP tent close to stage.

This year’s festival will offer several new family-friendly features including a big rock climbing wall, bouncy house, Sourland Cycles test track where participants can ride new cycles and electric bikes, timber frame construction demonstrations, alpacas and live wool demonstration, and the new Cool Critters environmental education area to introduce guests to Sourland birds, bats, turtles, snakes and insects. 

Tickets cost $25 for adults online, $35 at the door; children ages 7 to 12 are admitted for $10; Ryland Inn VIP Service costs $80 by advance sales only. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit the website.


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