What You'll Get
Much like the weekend or a pound of chocolate, live music is best enjoyed over the course of multiple days. Draft time onto your side with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a three-day pass plus a pre-party pass to Positive Mental Trip Music Fest at Solid Rock Ranch in Northville (up to a $50 value). The pre-party takes place Thursday, May 19, and the festival runs from May 20–22.
Curated every year by one-man band Positive Mental Trip, Positive Mental Trip Music Fest pumps jams from 50 bands and artists on three stages over four days and nights in the Catskills. This year's headliner, That 1 Guy (Friday at midnight), lays down bass-heavy syncopation from his self-invented electronic instrument he calls the "magic pipe" while riffing quirky lyrics into a distorted microphone. Performing each day, Positive Mental Trip mixes drum machines, synthesizers, and guitar riffs to create genre-bending journeys through funk, electronica, and rock. Music mavens can peruse the schedule for a host of treble-clef-savvy acts, from In the Dark (Saturday, 2 p.m.), a collective that includes Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead, and Cappy Franti and Friends (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.), a posse led by the son of legendary musician Michael Franti and the cousin of Mozart's piano.
Away from the stages, sensory seekers can absorb the visual feast of fire dancers, spinners, belly dancers, and hoopers, or make their way through the graffiti-art maze. When the day's activities finally have taken their toll, fest attendees can return to the camping area to rest up for the next day's musical excursion.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Pets and glass bottles not allowed. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.