Named after a deep-voiced bluebird species native to the American South, the blues genre is best enjoyed amid a natural, outdoor setting or inside a birdhouse. Stretch your legs out with today's GrouponLive deal to the Bluestock Music Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Resort. Choose from the following options:
• For $40, you get two passes for Sunday, August 28 (an $80 value).
• For $50, you get two passes for Saturday, August 27 (a $100 value).
• For $100, you get two three-day festival passes for Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28 (a $218 value).
Puissant riffs and heartfelt wails emanate from the two outdoor stages at this year’s Bluestock, painting the surrounding landscape with the blues of luminaries such as Gregg Allman and Buddy Guy. One of the only major blues festivals in the Northeast, Bluestock promises to leave no lament unsung and no fretboard unlicked with a bill that promotes “Peace, Love, and Blues” all weekend long. Special guest host Steven Seagal takes time off from dodging celluloid explosions to introduce 22 bands scheduled to tear it up, even joining in on Saturday’s jam fest with his band Thunderbox. An after-hours blues club hosted by Mitch Woods and Billy Gibson keeps the guitars howling like bungee-jumping wolves late into the night.
With overnight camping passes available for an additional $15 at the gate, festival-goers can stake their tents on site or head off to a number of hotels and lodgings nearby. The festival’s pristine Catskills Mountains setting swathes concert guests in a cocoon of music and nature, as trees sway along to 12-bar riffs and bears wave their paws at terrified campers in 4/4 time.
Route 23A & Route 32A
Palenville, New York 12463Get Directions