It's Here! The Line Up, Tickets & Camping

The 2022 Blue Heron Music Festival presents fan favorites Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood, The Town Pants and Sun King Warriors!! Plus 6 acts never seen here before including Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Dr. Bacon, New Planets & Julia! 

The Blue Heron is an Americana music festival at a magical campground in the hills of western NY. It’s a little slice of what the world should be! And … YES, there will be Late Night Dance Tent, Drum Circle, Kids’ Tent, Vendors and more!

Main Stage

Dance Tent

Are you excited yet? Check out your ticket and camping options.

Volunteers Welcome!

Volunteering for The Blue Heron Music Festival is a fun and rewarding experience! You can volunteer for 9 hours scheduled throughout the July 1st weekend or 12 hours for spring work/pre-fest/post-fest or on Thursday June 30, which earns your weekend pass to the festival. You’ll feel good pitching in to help make The Heron a safe and fun weekend for all.

Vendors, Do you want to be a part of the music festival?

Now Accepting Vendor Applications for  Craft / Non Profit and Food Vendors.

The Artists

Donna The Buffalo

Donna The Buffalo is not just a band, rather one might say that Donna The Buffalo has become a lifestyle for its members and audiences. The band has played thousands of shows and countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride, Austin City Limits Festival, Merle Fest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival.  At several festivals Donna The Buffalo has become the house band for closing the events by backing up artists including The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams, Zac Brown, Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, and Chris Thile. They’ve opened for The Dead and have toured with Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Rusted Root, and Railroad Earth to name a few. They also toured with Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen to help raise awareness about increased corporate spending in politics.

Rev. Payton's Big Damn Band

Peyton, the cover subject of Vintage Guitar magazine’s January 2020 issue, showcases his remarkable picking techniques on “Too Cool to Dance.” It’s rare to hear a fingerstyle player attack Chuck Berry-inspired licks with index, middle and ring fingers while devoting his or her thumb to a bass line. Yet multi-tasking Peyton has made an art of giving the illusion he’s being accompanied by a bass player, despite the Big Damn Band’s roster featuring no one beyond himself, Breezy on washboard and Max Senteney on drums.

Driftwood

Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this Upstate, New York-based band has cut their teeth on a killer live show. With a never-ending tour schedule and a steady buzz, they have built a very solid underground fan base. “The game has been live shows and nose to the ground since the beginning,” says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth. 

As well as a devout following and a sizable discography, the band’s hard work has also been a huge part of the inspiration for their music. The songs and arrangements have grown out of time spent on the road, growing closer, learning with and from each other and weathering the up’s and down’s of the journey together.  “We have a truly special bond creatively and personally. It’s the driving force behind the music,” violinist/songwriter Claire Byrne adds. 

It is with this bond, patience, determination and undying mutual love and respect for music, the road, and their friendship, they have approached their latest offering, ‘Tree of Shade.’

The Town Pants

With a decades worth of headlining Roots and Celtic festivals to selling out nights at rock venues, The Town Pants own brand of Celtic-Roots-Rock spans six studio albums and two live albums, backed up with a legendary live show that’s garnered them from New York to Norway. 


The Pacific Northwest may not be the first place you would expect to hear rollicking Celtic Roots music but The Town Pants set out to change that. The Vancouver, Canada based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk-rock and roots-Americana, fusing their signature dual lead vocals to create their own unique brand of high energy “West Coast Celtic” that remains in the heart and head long after the music stops. There are many Celtic folk rock bands out there, but rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy, animation, and spirit – which also makes for some of the most imaginative songwriting you’ll find in the genre.

 

 

 

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Sun King Warriors

Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors are best described as a blend of rhythm heavy roots rock, with a strong dose of big barreling drums. Think bluesy Zeppelin-esqe bombast, Santana style percussion with wild Avett Brothers energy.


At a Sun King show, you can expect to dance, sweat and have the time of your life.


The band’s music has garnered radio airplay throughout the US and Canada, and has appeared on Billboard’s Americana chart multiple times.


The band plays regionally at festivals and clubs throughout the mid-atlantic and have opened for 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan’s former band Rusted Root and many others.

Dr. Bacon

BACON is a 6 Piece touring Appalachian Funk, Grass and Rock & Roll band.  Blending incredibly diverse instrumentation with broad, deep musical influences, allows the band to perform a plethora of widely accessible, danceable music.

 

The Dr. Bacon Live Experience is truly a spectacle to behold, bringing the audience on a musical journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal romp, shaking booties and shedding inhibitions. This manic versatility ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates. Dr. Bacon started playing together in 2012 on King Street in Boone as a 3 piece busking with acoustic bluegrass, folk, and 90s pop/rock/hip-hop influenced music. Several lineup changes over the years and a move to Asheville have refined and redirected the bands sound, incorporating funk, rock, soul, psychedelic and world music to Appalachian influences. The blending of several elements of these genres (often within the same song) along with unique instrumentation is the real Bacon flavor.

Volunteers Welcome!

Volunteering for The Blue Heron Music Festival is a fun and rewarding experience! You can volunteer for 9 hours scheduled throughout the July 1st weekend or 12 hours for spring work/pre-fest/post-fest or on Thursday June 30, which earns your weekend pass to the festival. You’ll feel good pitching in to help make The Heron a safe and fun weekend for all.

Vendors, Do you want to be a part of the music festival?

Now Accepting Vendor Applications for  Craft / Non Profit and Food Vendors.

The Probables

Rose & The Bros

Stewed Mulligan

Tiger Maple String Band

Richie & Rosie

New Planets

Bill Ward & Friends

Julia

New Planets

Uncle Ben's Remedy

Buffalo Zydeco

Orquestra La Muralla

The Comb Down

PA Line

Orquestra La Muralla

Are you excited yet? Check out your ticket and camping options.

Beyond the Blue - Artist and Music Throughout The Summer

Vendors, Do you want to be a part of the music festival?

Now Accepting Vendor Applications for  Craft / Non Profit and Food Vendors.

Tickets

4 Day Weekend Ticket :  $149

This ticket is good for your Thursday through Sunday admission. Free parking & tent camping in the woods is included with this ticket. If you plan to camp with your vehicle or small RV, you will also need to purchase a Vehicle Camping Sticker. Buy this ticket is you want to arrive on Thursday.
     *Processing fees of $9.10   Non-refundable.  Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

3 Day Weekend Ticket: $119

This ticket is for your Friday through Sunday admission. Free parking & tent camping in the woods is included with this ticket. If you plan to camp with your vehicle or small RV, you will also need to purchase a Vehicle Camping Sticker.
     *Processing fees of $7.33.  Non-refundable. Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

2 Day Saturday/Sunday Ticket: $79

This ticket is for your Saturday through Sunday admission. Free parking & tent camping in the woods is included with this ticket. If you plan to camp with your vehicle or small RV, you will also need to purchase a Vehicle Camping Sticker.
*Processing fees of $4.97.  Non-refundable.  Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
 

Sunday Ticket:  $29

This ticket is for your Sunday admission. Free parking is included with this ticket.

   *Processing fees of $2.02.  Non-refundable.  Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Camping and Vehicle Camping

GREEN LOT:  $99

Vehicle camping spaces are 20′ x 20′. One sticker is required for each space and is good for the duration of your stay. If your rig is longer that 20′, or can’t be unhooked to fit into a 20′ x 20′ space, you will need to either buy 2 stickers or a Large RV sticker. Each person must also purchase an individual weekend ticket. There are no electric or water hook-ups. Use generators only during daylight hours. Site selection is first come, first serve.
*Processing fees of $6.15.   Non-refundable.  Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

ORANGE LOT: $59

Vehicle camping spaces are 20′ x 20′. One sticker is required for each space and is good for the duration of your stay. If your rig is longer that 20′, or can’t be unhooked to fit into a 20′ x 20′ space, you will need to either buy 2 stickers or a Large RV sticker. Each person must also purchase an individual weekend ticket. There are no electric or water hook-ups. Use generators only during daylight hours. Site selection is first come, first serve.
*Processing fees of $3.79.  Non-refundable. Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

PURPLE LOT: $59

Vehicle camping spaces are 20′ x 20′. One sticker is required for each space and is good for the duration of your stay. If your rig is longer that 20′, or can’t be unhooked to fit into a 20′ x 20′ space, you will need to either buy 2 stickers or a Large RV sticker. Each person must also purchase an individual weekend ticket. There are no electric or water hook-ups. Use generators only during daylight hours. Site selection is first come, first serve.
 * Processing fees of $3.79.  Non-refundable. Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

RED LOT – LARGE RV CAMPING:  $199

Large RV spaces are for rigs longer than 40′ or that need to pull through. Location will be in the Red Lot. This is good for the full duration of your stay. Each person must also purchase an individual weekend ticket. No electric or water hook-ups. Generators only during daylight hours. If this Large RV sticker is sold out, please do not arrive with a large RV; you will be turned away. Our site is very limited for large RVs.
*Processing fees of $12.05.  Non-refundable.  Available till: Jul 03, 2022 4:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

You can also Purchase your Tickets and Camping Below.

BEYOND THE BLUE - More Artists and Music at The Heron

Volunteers Welcome!

Volunteering for The Blue Heron Music Festival is a fun and rewarding experience! You can volunteer for 9 hours scheduled throughout the July 1st weekend or 12 hours for spring work/pre-fest/post-fest or on Thursday June 30, which earns your weekend pass to the festival. You’ll feel good pitching in to help make The Heron a safe and fun weekend for all.

Vendors, Do you want to be a part of the music festival?

Now Accepting Vendor Applications for  Craft / Non Profit and Food Vendors.