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After 30 years of festivals on The Farm, it would be understandable if the Great Blue Heron crew wished to rest for a bit… but they had other plans in mind!

Specifically, throwing a Labor Day Weekend party with BoomBox.

“Presenting music is our favorite thing to do for our community. It’s wonderful to see people dancing and enjoying the great outdoors all at the same time!” says Heron founder Julie Rockcastle.”

Arts on Fire – Julie Rockcastle of Great Blue Heron Music Festival by WRFA RADIO

Julie Rockcastle of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival joined WRFAs Anthony Merchant to talk 30 years of Blue Heron and what to expect at this year’s festival”

Get Ready to Soar at the Blue Heron Music Festival! - WKBW Buffalo

“The Blue Heron Music Festival is back, celebrating 30 years and ready to make a splash in the hearts of music lovers across Buffalo! This annual extravaganza is known for its captivating performances, laid-back atmosphere, and picturesque setting. On June 30th, July 1st and 2nd, with a diverse lineup of artists and an abundance of good vibes, this year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees.” Read more at WKBW Buffalo

Get Ready to Soar at the Blue Heron Music Festival! - PART II - WKBW Buffalo

As part of the Great Blue Heron visit to the AM Buffalo studio with Emily and Mercedes, long-time friend of the festival Charity Nuse performed live and shared why the Great Blue Heron is such a special event. 

Desolation Angel Radio, March 21st 2023 - Great Blue Heron

“This episode of Desolation Angel Radio, we bring you cuts and music from the announced lineup of the 30th Great Blue Heron Music Festival this upcoming summer. A spectrum of the music you’ll here on this episode: Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R & B, Reggae and important information about ticket pricing and volunteering. Music from Keller & The Keels, Couch, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, Peter Rowan, Kevin Kinsella OG JBB, The Probables, Smilo & The Ghost, St. Vith, The Comb Down, Farrow, Folkfaces and SmackDab. An hour’s worth of some samples of what you’ll hear this summer, and information. Who can beat it? Enjoy. –  Kip”

Great Blue Heron Festival Announces Full Lineup, Celebrating 30 Years Read more at NYS Music...

“From June 30-July 2, there will be three stages and over 30 artists, featuring returning headliners Donna the Buffalo. The group has been together for over thirty years, releasing over ten records, performing with various musicians, including prominent folk/roots performers such as Jim Lauderdale, the father and son zydeco musicians Preston and Keith Frank, and more. Three Heron newcomers and finalists include Keller & The Keels, Couch, and Kaleta & the Super Yamba Band. Read more at NYS Music…”