GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The Green River Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. The festival celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday on July 14.
Presented by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, this celebration combines a spectacular lineup of music on three stages, food, crafts, a dance tent, a wide array of kids activities and entertainment, and hot air balloon rides for the Pioneer Valley’s biggest outdoor event of the summer. This is the only music festival in Massachusetts that features hot air balloons.
The Green River Festival lineup includes: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration featuring Arlo Guthrie and the Guthrie Family Reunion, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Richard Thompson, Rubblebucket, David Wax Museum, CJ Chenier, Rebirth Brass Band, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Lost Bayou Ramblers with Gordon Gano, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Chris Smither & The Motivators, The Pimps Of Joytime, Winterpills, Brown Bird, Elizabeth Cook, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, JD McPherson, Samirah Evans & Her Handsome Devils, The Sweetback Sisters, Lake Street Dive, Martin Simpson, Lee Fields & The Expressions.
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Tickets are available at www.greenriverfestival.com and and Raven Used Books in Greenfield, all Turn it Up! locations, Elmer’s in Ashfield and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office at 395 Main St.
Children 12 and under always free. Advance prices (good through July 13) are 75 for the weekend, $55 per day. Day of festival prices are $75 per day at the gate.
Parking is $15 for the weekend, $10 a day, or take the free shuttle.
Balloon rides are $255 per person (festival admission included). The Saturday balloon schedule is: 6 p.m., balloon launch and riders, 9 p.m., balloon illumination. The Sunday ballon schedule is 6 a.m., balloon launch (free admission to watch), 6 p.m., evening hot air balloon launch
Gates open at noon each day. The Green River Festival happens rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable, and no dogs, tents, or alcohol are allowed on site.
Festival sponsors include Yankee Candle, 93.9 The River, Turn It Up!