Southside Johnny, Jorma Kaukonen to play Rockland-Bergen Music Festival




Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Jorma Kaukonen and New Riders of the Purple Sage will be among the acts performing at this year’s Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which will take place June 25-26 at German Masonic Park in Tappan, N.Y., with a kickoff event June 24 at the Turning Point in Piermont, N.Y.

Southside Johnny and the Jukes will headline on June 25, with support from the Willie Nile Band, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers and many more. Kaukonen and New Riders of the Purple Sage will perform on June 26, with Dead Mile Dance, McMule and others to be named later.

No other details are currently set, though the on-sale date will probably be in April, with pre-sale tickets available in mid-March. For updates, visit

The festival, now in its third year, is organized by Joe D’Urso; its title is inspired by the fact that even though it takes place in Rockland Country, N.Y., it is very close to Bergen Country, N.J. Shawn Colvin, John Sebastian and David Johansen co-headlined last year’s fest.

March 29 Update: Early bird tickets go on sale today, and here is the lineup as it currently stands (more acts will be added):

June 25 
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
The Willie Nile Band
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Joe Delia & The Thieves
Greg Trooper
Jesse Terry
Loretta Hagen
Bobby DiBlasio
Joe Simio & The Compromised

June 26th
Jorma Kaukonen
New Riders of The Purple Sage
Bob Dorough’s Schoolhouse Rock
Gary Douglas Band
Dead Mile Dance
Tim O’Donohue & TMU
Compton Maddux & the Dirt Simple Band
Tyrone Shoelaces
Chihoe Hahn


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