Spring in the Village of Millerton, New York, means Spring for Sound, Millerton’s annual, homegrown music festival, one of the mid-Hudson Valley’s most highly anticipated events, now in it’s seventh year and promising to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s festival will take place on June 10, 2017, in Millerton, New York.

 “Spring for sound is truly a homegrown, DIY labor of love,” said event co-founder Kristen Panzer.  “The whole village opens its doors and comes out to welcome musicians and music lovers from all over.”

Spring For Sound is an all-day, rain-or-shine event that takes place once each year in the middle of the beautiful walking village of Millerton, NY, on multiple stages, with proceeds going to support the vital programming of the North East Community Center in Millerton, now celebrating 27 years of service. Spring for Sound is co-produced by Panzer and Village resident Mimi Ramos, in partnership with the North East Community Center.

Spring for Sound takes place from 10 am to midnight on multiple stages throughout the village: the NXNE relay stage on the village green, The Perch at Gilded Moon, The Block Party Stage, 52 Main Tapas Bar and Restaurant, PLACE at 3 Main Street, the Farmer’s Market Stage and pop-up stages to be announced. One ticket buys admission to all stages, all day. Spring for Sound integrates seamlessly with Millerton stores and restaurants, many of which offer discounts and specials to Spring For Sound ticket holders.

Festival-goers may enjoy the excellent fare at Millerton bars and restaurants or sample from various food trucks and festival vendors, including Pippi’s Hot Dog Truck (with vegan options) and authentic Mexican style tacos by Chiquita Cotija.  As always, there will be an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced and produced food and drink.

Spring for Sound will kick off at 10 am at the Millerton Farmers Market stage, with bluegrass duo Dreamaholic. The NXNE relay stages will start up at 12:30 with the classic rock sound of Smell the Vintage, a local, do-not-miss, power-rock trio, and go until midnight, featuring heavy-hitters all day, including Ross Jenssen, local favorites The Nice Ones, who made their band debut at Spring For Sound 2012, hip hop artistBuddha da Great, and death funk dance trio lespecial.

This year, PLACE at 3 Main Street, Millerton, will host an acoustic stage for singer-songwriters, including local favorite Tap Madrus.

The Perch at Gilded Moon Framing and Gallery will kick off with an old tone roots afternoon followed by swing music from the Lucky Five, then Kennan Moving Company from New York City and local soul favorites the Harlem Line. Gilded Moon will then host a DJ dance party into the evening.

The full band schedule will be posted on the event website Springforsound.com and will include local rockers Take One Car, Spring for Sound “founding” band the Kyles (with Mimi Ramos on bass and Kristen Panzer on drums), as well as everyone’s favorite hula-hooping DJ, DJ Doctor, among others.

Spring for Sound is also pleased to welcome back for the second year The Gents from Austin, TX and Hudson Valley reggae band The Big Takeover, who will close the festival with an extended set from 10:30 pm to midnight on the NXNE stage.

This year, Spring for Sound is presenting Spanish-heritage music, chosen by the Kinship Circles Latina women’s group, on the Block Party Stage from 2 pm to 4 pm. Other cultural festivities by Kinship Circles, to be announced in May, will mesh with Spring for Sound in a day of total community celebration.

All-day tickets are available at the North East Community Center, 51 South Center Street, Millerton; 52 Main Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Millerton, The Black Rabbit Bar and Grill in Lakeville; and online atwww.springforsound.com. Please check the web site for advance discounts! Tickets may also be purchased at the gates for $25. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free.

Artists and venues are subject to change without notice. Look for details and updates at www.springforsound.com and www.facebook.com/springforsound.

A Spring for Sound Pre-Party, featuring advance ticket and merchandise sales, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 7 pm, at 52 Main Tapas Restaurant and Bar.

Spring for Sound thanks its major sponsors: Sherrell Andrews & Rob Kuhbach, Grey House Publishing, Hammertown Barn, Indian Mountain School, Sharon Hospital, Harney & Sons Tea Company, Eric Roberts & M.C. O’Connor, and The Bank of Millbrook. For the second year, the Gibson Foundation has donated a beautiful Les Paul guitar, which will be raffled beginning May 1 at the North East Community Center, at the 52 Main Pre-Party, and until 8 pm on June 10. The winner will be drawn on stage before one of the final sets.

The North East Community Center brings vital programming to local residents of all ages and means, from Growing Together and Mom’s Morning Out groups, to Teen Team, after-school programming, income tax preparation assistance, Dial-a-Ride and Care Car transportation, The Millerton Farmers Market and much more. For more information about the North East Community Center and how you can contribute, call Jenny Hansell, Executive Director, at 518-789-4259. For more information about Spring For Sound, please call Anna Clune at 518-789-4259


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