Today is proving to be a nice break from the winter blast that was hitting us only a couple of days before and I guess the warmer climate brings the news of some summer events. I’ve just locked in the news about the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd (seen HERE) and now its time to unveil the skinny on a brand new festival being held up in Dutchess Country, NY – The Tail Winds Festival. Dig in.
The Press Release:
What is certain to be one of the top rock performances of the summer has been announced, with the 2019 edition of the Tail Winds Music Fest. The all-day performance will be held on Saturday, June 29th at The Hudson Valley Regional Airport, in Wappingers Falls, New York (gates open at 11:00am). Headlining the show is Chris Robinson Brotherhood, with additional sets by the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, King’s X, and Sass Jordan.
Pre-sale general admission tickets are priced at $55, and a VIP experience is also available for $150 (tickets for kids twelve years of age and under will be $25) – very affordable prices indeed for such renowned rock acts. Tickets are available for purchase via tailwindsmusicfest.com.
In addition to a day’s worth of great music, concert goers will also get a chance to dine and drink via a variety of craft beer and food trunk vendors, a VIP experience second to none, while mobile lockers and helicopter rides will also be available. The event has a number of sponsors so far, including iHeartMedia, Lexington Center for Recovery, and Kings Court Brewing Company. The event is benefitting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We were excited about bringing together a varied line-up of electric rock bands on one show, as the area is missing an event like this. With bands, local food trucks, craft breweries and helicopter rides, it’s an experience you don’t see at other festivals, while also supporting local businesses and raising money for a terrific cause.” -Tail Winds Music Festival creators Matt Cavaliere and Chris Muratore
Be sure to mark June 29th on your calendar and get ready for a great day of rock n’ roll and summertime fun!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow this one sure does sound like a blast and its relatively convenient for those who live in NYC and the surrounding area. There are plenty of places to rest your head and if you know people up there I suggest you get back in touch since they might have a couch for you to crash on overnight. I enjoy a lot of the artists performing at this one but I don’t think that I will be making it myself based on the timing in the summer. Its usually around the time that I go to visit my family and as you might expect, that stuff is much more important when you can do it. I’ve never caught Chris’ band or Black Stone Cherry and Sass Jordan so I am sad to likely miss this. Who knows, if I book my trip later you just might see this Brooklynite braving the distance oh and speaking of that. Based on the distance, I’d also suggest that you drop by our friends at Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY to give a whirl to one of their many pinball machines. Readers in the NYC region who’ve seen me at shows during the cooler months might recall my sporting one of their hoodies or t-shirts. They’re about 30 miles away so Google them. I’ll close up now and ask what you think about this festival and if you are close enough to consider attending. You can chime in down in the comments section below. Until next time.