Recap: Rock The Dock Music Festival 2018

Formula 5‘s 2nd annual Rock The Dock Music Festival returned to the Lake George Steamboat Company in Lake George, New York July 13th, 2018. Weather was great along with the lineup Formula 5 brought to the table. This years line up featured Soule Monde, Strange Machines and Lets Be Leonard.

The gates opened at 3pm and concert attendees had the opportunity to enjoy all the local food and craft vendors on site. What makes this festival stand out is that you can enjoy the music from all three historical steamboats located on the site of the Lake George Steamboat Company. This gave not only a perfect view of the stage but also a beautiful view of the Lake.

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Let’s Be Leonard took the stage first getting the crowd excited. They are based out of Saratoga, New York and are just about to release their new album “Static.” The band beat the heat and played a glorious set getting the crowd excited for more. Following Let’s Be Leonard was Strange Machines out of Boston, Massacheusetts. The improvisational jam band brought a lot of energy to the stage. Guitarist Mike Macdonald wowed the crowd with technical solos that even put a smile on a steamboat captains face! They are on tour this summer and you see them at a numerous amount of venues.

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Soule Monde was up next making it the first show back since the recovery of beloved keyboardist Ray Paczkowski. The duo recently played a string of dates with Trey Anastasio of Phish in his group Trey Anastasio Trio including a show in Central Park. Hearing the Milkman’s organs ring out through the steamboat company was completley amazing. The group had people of all ages grooving to the music.

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After Soule Monde’s spectacular set, festival headliner and hometown band Formula 5 took the stage. The band started off by thanking Luke Dow for being able to make the festival happen for a second year in a row. The group started off with “Come Along” off their latest album All Points North. They followed up with “Pedro” into “Excalibur.” Next, Formula 5 played fan favorite “Sad Bed,” into Warren Zevon cover “Lawyers, Guns, and Money.” The band encored the festival with a newer song “Breaking Glass.”

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