The town of Greenfield, Massachusetts, is about 90 miles of Boston, or roughly a two-hour car ride through the magical corridor known as Route 2 West. So that means that the Green River Festival is within road-trip striking distance, and today the annual gathering at Greenfield Community College announced its lineup, set for July 10 to 12.
And its got some pull.
Headlining Green River — which has expanded to three days for the first time in its 29-year run — are Steve Earle and The Dukes, Punch Brothers, and tUnE-yArDs, while other weekend performers include Milk Carton Kids, J Mascis, Eilen Jewell, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rubblebucket, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Bella’s Bartok, Booker T. Jones, and more. The full lineup is below, and Mass Live has an early read on some of the daily breakdowns.
As per Green River tradition, there will also be hot air balloons for viewing and riding pleasures. We should be listing those among the headliners.
“In addition to the stellar music lineup and in keeping with its origins, the festival will also feature an incredible array of hot air balloons launching Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The public can watch the early morning launch free of charge or purchase tickets for a ride originating at the Greenfield Community College grounds. A special Balloon Glow, featured illuminated balloons in the night sky, will be held Saturday night. For more information on the balloons or to make reservations for a ride, please visit greenriverfestival.com/balloons
Early bird single day and weekend tickets go on sale today via greenriverfestival.com. Last year’s event sold out, and you can relive the magic with a highlight video after the full list of performers.
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL 2015 LINEUP
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Milk Carton Kids
Booker T. Jones
The Wood Brothers
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Tony Joe White
Pine Hill Project
MAKU Sound System
Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico
The Lonesome Brothers