Everything is ready for the 17th Black Potatoe Music Festival, running four days and nights from July 11-14, featuring the rich sounds of artists in all genres played in the quarry and along the river at the historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton.
Top draws will include Jimmy Vivino and the Barnburners performing themusic of The Band; Graham Alexander, whose Broadway performance of Paul McCartney music in “Rain” drew wide acclaim; Wicked Knee, a brass and drums ensemble featuring Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood, along with dozens of other greats like Chris Smither, Willie Porter and Eilen Jewell. Local favorite The Matt Angus Thing does its traditional Saturday night set under the stars.
See the full lineup at www.blackpotatoe.com.
“For this year’s festival, we return to the intimacy of the two stages set up at the mill so our fans get up close and personal with the performers,” said Matt Angus, festival founder and music director for the fest. “We’ve got something for everybody this year, including a jug band, the Yahoo Skiffle Crazies, a pair of piano prodigies, Nalani and Sarina from Flemington, as well as veterans Ellis Paul, Kathy Phillips and Chris Smither.”
This is the 17th festival, started originally as a CD release party. This year, another CD is being released…the sound track from the new documentary film “Demand Your Independents,” a look at what goes into independent recording production. Its premiere is Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the mill.
Tickets can be reserved at www.blackpotatoe.com or can be purchased with cash at the door.