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Seedstock XI – Local Music Festival Turns It Up To 11

Posted by  //  July 23, 2019  //  Arts & Live Music, News

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival Woodstock, a celebration of peace, love and music that bloomed in a farmer’s field a half a century ago. Around the time Woodstock took place, the Reed family of Cortland was celebrating almost 60 years of their business, Reeds Seeds, and over 150 years of the family farming the rolling hills above the city. This year, Cortland’s very own homegrown music festival, Seedstock, will celebrate its 11th year on the land that the Reeds once farmed. 

The festival, located at 3336 State Route 215, is now a neighbor to Main Street Farms, a local organic vegetable farm who manages the land once farmed by Reeds Seeds. Main Street Farms will be providing all the produce for food vending at the festival as just one of the many ways the event highlights support of the local community. There will also be children’s activities sponsored by the Truxton Charter School and the Lime Hollow Forest School and a variety of art and sculpture installations by local artists on display in the Meraki Forest, a wooded area on the festival grounds that also houses the famed late-night silent disco on Saturday nights of the festival each year. 

Seedstock XI kicks off Friday, August 2nd at 5pm with music running late into the night and then all day Saturday into Sunday. This year’s roster of bands features 20 acts, including local favorites Digger Jones, The Unknown Woodsmen, The Speculators, the Local Farmers Union and more. Several regional favorites such as the Blind Spots, Root Shock, the Comb Down and Mike Powell will also make appearances along with a number of nationally touring artists including Stephen Lewis and his Big Band of Fun, the Balkun Brothers, and Microcave. A special collaboration of Digger Jones and the Unknown Woodsmen will also return to the fest to close out Saturday night when the two bands present “The Unknown Jones Eats a Peach”, a tribute to the Allman Brothers. 

With a range of music offerings that spans Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass, Pop, Folk, and many points in between, Seedstock embraces the mosaic of musical styles in this region while creating a welcoming environment for music-lovers of all walks of life to celebrate in an intimate setting. More information and updates on the weekend can be found on Seedstock’s Instagram and Facebook page, as well as on their website at www.SeedstockFest.com. 

Single day and weekend passes can be purchased on the festival’s website at www.SeedstockFest.com.

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