Major Music Festival In The Works For Columbia County
No matter what form of music you love, from Country to rock and more, a local multi-genre music festival is currently in the works.
I was just thinking the other day the one type of show we are still waiting to make a post-pandemic comeback is the multi-day concert festival. We missed out on the Trailblazer (Formerly Taste of Country Festival) at Hunter Mountain back in 2020, and while we have seen our theater, amphitheater, and arena shows make a comeback, we have yet to get that BIG weekend festival. There is a chance that could be changing soon!
Columbia County Live Music Festival Is In the Works
You already have your fingers crossed this will become reality! Planning is underway for a 2 day music festival for about 10 to 15,000 people to be held in Columbia County, according to a Times Union report. The festival's working title is "Hudson Meadows Music & Art Fair" and will include Country, contemporary, and acts several other music genres.
Where and When Will The Festival Be Held?
The Times Union says show organizers are applying for permits to hold the show on a tract of land on Route 9H in Ghent near Columbia County Airport that includes a golf course and campgrounds. Special permits for the show would need to be issued, plus FAA approval with the airport proximity. While there are no specific dates yet, organizers are targeting an August and September timeframe and do concede the event could be a "long shot" for this summer but the event could be held in the future if it gets approved.
While this does seem like a long shot, getting a festival experience back in to the Capital Region this summer would be absolutely amazing. Especially one in the middle of bucolic countryside in Columbia County. It may be a long shot, but Capital Region music fans can still dream!
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