Waterloo Village to host JamFam Music Festival this summer

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Waterloo Village will host the JamFam Music Festival, July 24-26.

New Riders of the Purple Sage and Melvin Seals & JGB will co-headline a jam-band festival at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, July 24-26.

Other performers at the JamFam Music Festival will include Jazz Is Phish, lespecial, Out of the Beardspace, The New Motif, Waiting on Mongo, Deltaphonic, Flux Capacitor, Music Tough, Dogs in a Pile, Space Junk Is Forever, Marsoupial, Jabbawaukee, Peak, Higher Education, Fondude, Of Clocks and Clouds, The Phryg, Zillawatt, This Old Engine, Jeb Jones, Soular Bone and Comfortably Floyd.

For information and updates, visit jamfammusicfestival.com.

According to the web site, the festival is “a two-day/ two-night RV and/or car-camping event, igniting the concert and adjacent fields into a Jam Band oasis of continuous music taking place on two stages. … The region’s best food and drinks will be on display as well as numerous regional and local artists and artisans creating an enjoyable and interactive festival experience.”

The campgrounds will open at noon on Fri., July 24. The band schedule is not available yet.

“Early Bird” tickets are currently available. Prices include $125 (weekend pass with camping), $89 (July 25-26, no camping), $225 (VIP weekend pass with camping) and $175 (VIP July 25-26, no camping), plus service fees and sales tax.

Best known for their association with the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage now includes original member David Nelson (guitar, vocals) along with Michael Falzarano (guitar, vocals), Ronnie Penque (bass) and Johnny Markowski (drums). Pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage died on Feb. 4, at the age of 73, and surviving band members will dedicate their set to him.

Keyboardist and vocalist Melvin Seals was a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band and keeps it going, under the name Melvin Seals & JGB. Current band members include Dark Star Orchestra co-founder John Kadlecik, on guitar.

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