“This started out with some musicians who wanted to throw a party in 1978, who came downtown and set up and played…” said Festival chairman Charlie Kniceley. The Music Festival of Rosendale, Inc. is a
not-for-profit, grassroots citizen organization.
Scene: Heather and Lauren walking toward the Street Festival.
Scene: Musicians driven the back way — behind the scenes.
Scene: Approaching the east entrance.
Scene: The Trapps, lead singer Sean Schenker. Their music — Americana, folk, and rock and roll, is bundled in their sound wave.
Scene: Mina’s welcoming smile to The Alternative Baker. Below, Scott and Courtney happy taking a break, and Lynn deciding what to have.
Scene: Drumming beats and cymbals chime under the tent, in front of the Trans-n-Dance-n-Drum Center.
Scene: Hula hoop twirled and twisting!
Scene: Amy and Arian.
Scene: Lindsey Webster sings a blend of funk and R&B, with soulful blues influences with her band.
Scene: Melinda DiMaio, a performing song writer who blends jazz, folk and country, performed at the Firehouse Stage on Sunday.
Scene: Marji Zintz, who has been likened to Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, played at the Creekside Stage. Below, Alfred enjoying her tunes.
Scene: Jude Roberts, after his performance at the Canal Stage.
Scene: Taylor and Sam.
Scene: Here they come…
Scene: The BobKat drummer — the group performed at the Cafe Stage.
Scene: Mister Oh! mixes up ska, reggae, hip-hop, funk, blues, and hippie rock — as they say, Gunk Rock! James Ortner on bass.
Scene: Jean Pascal. He and Erica, not shown, of African Traders are one of the many vendors. Below, a sampling of their West African offerings.
Scene: Billy and Rachel.
Scene: “Uncle” Willy.
Scene: Spiral Up Kids is an exciting family band. They have played several benefit shows to help local schools, libraries and organizations raise funds for worthy causes.
Scene: Lara Hope and The Ark-Tones performed their fusion of rockabilly, rock n roll and R&B at the Cafe Stage.
Scene: At Bywater Bistro
Scene: Street Festival.