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Green River Festival 2016 Recap

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The 2016 edition of the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA was a triumphant weekend for the festival, this being its 30th anniversary. Having grown from what one festival organizer described as a “half-assed balloon festival” in the 1980s, Green River is now firmly established as one of the top music festivals in New England (and one of the highlights of my summer). The weather for the weekend looked threatening, and while heading west from Boston to the Pioneer Valley, …

Green River Festival Preview

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Somehow festival season is now upon us and we’re getting ready to head out to central Massachusetts this weekend for the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA. Last year was my very first time at Green River, and it was one of the highlights of my summer. With this year’s lineup┬áthe Green River Festival certainly punches above its weight with acts like Dawes, Shakey Graves, The Felice Brothers, Los Lobos, Peter Wolf (of the J. Geils Band) and Tedeschi Trucks …