Press Release 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   The 25nd Annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival: Regional Music Gathering Celebrates Silver Anniversary July 1, 2, 3, 2016   The Heron, Sherman, NY – While many believe that longevity leads to greater wisdom, the co-founders of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival might suggest that wise choices are equally essential to […]

What’s So Special About Our Festival?

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Our unique little fest,  The Great Blue Heron Music Festival (GBH),  is in it’s 25th year and I thought it would be good to see what’s happening out there in the great big festival world, so I stepped out of my comfort zone to attend the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) in San Diego.  Here’s what’s I learned… Niche festivals, […]

May Day 2014

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Every year, as winter breaks in to spring, we celebrate the season’s’ transitions but hosting our annual May Day party. We were so lucky to have a beautiful, sunny day to celebrate, and we had hundreds of friends come visit the land. Buffalo’s Black Rock Zydeco joined us on our main stage to fill the air […]

Gusto, Buffalo News Jan 22, 2014

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Could the growing number of locally run music events grow into national festivals? Gusto, Buffalo News Jan 22, 2014 The arrival of Philadelphia-based company Global Spectrum as the new managers of Canalside – and therefore, of the summer concerts that happen there – has some area concertgoers concerned. There is the worry that we’ve given […]

St Patricks Day at the Heron 2013

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shutterBURGH Photography Blog of a Twenty-Something Pittsburgher Back when we were still assembling the yearly Great Blue Heron flyers by hand, we always threw a yearly party between winter and spring to get together and produce the mailer. Even though we now started outsourcing the mailer, we still get together around the same period for […]

May Day 2013: Candles and Campfires

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By:shutterBURGH PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG OF A TWENTY-SOMETHING PITTSBURGHER I always look forward to the May Day celebrations at the Heron. It’s a great waypoint on the way to summer, as the snow thaws and the land turns green again. This year was a special year, as we celebrated the life of Alicia Passamonte, a past Heron […]