Rockland-Bergen Music Festival announces schedule (John Prine, Steve Earle, Willie Nile and more)

John Prine Rockland

John Prine performs at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, June 23.

John Prine had a busy week, last week, being honored at the “Inspired by John Prine” tribute at Public Arts in New York (featuring Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles and others) on June 12, and then being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (by Raitt) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 13.

He has only one other area appearance currently scheduled, and it will be at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival in Tappan, N.Y. (near the Bergen County border). He’ll headline at German Masonic Park on June 23, after Steve Earle does the same on June 22.

The German Masonic Park shows are all-day, outdoor affairs, with music alternating on two stages so you don’t have to miss anything. The festival will also include shows at the ’76 House in Tappan, and the Turning Point in Piermont, N.Y., June 20-22; a Rockland Music Awards show on June 19 at Levity Live in West Nyack, N.Y.; and a wrap-up party at ’76 House, June 23.

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Here is the schedule:


Levity Live, West Nyack, N.Y.
6:30 p.m.: Rockland County Music Awards with music by the Tim O’Donohue & TMU Band. John McAvoy, Pat Keating, The Roues Brothers and Annika Bennett will be honored.


The Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y.
8 p.m.: Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, McMule, Joe D’Urso’s Acoustic Excursion

’76 House, Tappan, N.Y.
Time TBA: School of Rock Orangeburg


The Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y.
8 p.m.: Miss Emily, The Slippery Chickens, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan

’76 House, Tappan, N.Y.
8 p.m.: The Foxfires


German Masonic Park, Tappan, N.Y., Glow-Seeger Stage
11 a.m.: JaCob
12:15 p.m.: James Maddock
1:45 p.m.: Willie Nile
3:20 p.m.: Christine Martucci/Johnny Markowski/Miss Emily
4:55 p.m.: Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
6:30 p.m.: Steve Earle

German Masonic Park, Tappan, N.Y., Mr. Lou/Stefan’s Turning Point Stage
11:30 a.m.: Jessy Tomsko/Stella Mrowicki
1 p.m.: Annika Bennett/Chihoe Hahn/Pete Mancini
2:35 p.m.: The Demos
4:05 p.m.: Adam Falcon/David Frye/Joe Rapolla
5:45 p.m.: Guy Davis/Jeffrey Gaines

’76 House, Tappan, N.Y.
8 p.m.: Bach to Rock

The Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y.
8:30 p.m.: Matt Jaffe, Williams Honor, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan


German Masonic Park, Tappan, N.Y., Glow-Seeger Stage
11:45 a.m.: Joe D’Urso’s Acoustic Excursion
1:25 p.m.: Donna the Buffalo
4:05 p.m.: Williams Honor
6:20 p.m.: John Prine

German Masonic Park, Tappan, N.Y., Mr. Lou/Stefan’s Turning Point Stage
11 a.m.: Bobby DiBlasio
12:40 p.m.: Tim O’Donohue and TMU Band
2:45 p.m.: Anthony D’Amato/Matt Jaffe/The Roues Brothers
4:55 p.m.: Joe Purdy

’76 House, Tappan, N.Y.
Time TBA: Tim O’Donohue & TMU Band


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