Recap: StrangeCreek Campout 2019
(Writer: Frankie Cavone)
Wormtown Trading Co.’s StrangeCreek Campout Music Festival returned for its 17th annual year at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield, MA from May 24-27th. This year featured a fully stacked lineup of music spread throughout all of its stages. Even if you weren’t ready for the music to be done on the main stages, there were two cabins on the festival grounds that had acts playing all night long.
(Photo: Frankie Cavone)
Attendees embraced the holiday weekend to the fullest due to a successful plan of attack by the organizers of the event. Everything about the festival was top notch including the food, camping, and most importantly the experience. At, Camp Kee-Wanee people of all ages are welcome and it was great to see a diverse crowd at each set.
The festival kicked off late Thursday night featuring cabin sets from Particle, August First and Gratefully Yours to name just a few. Overall, the weather cooperated the whole weekend minus a heavy rainstorm for an hour late Thursday night. On Friday, the main stage hosted many acts such as The Big Takeover, Ryan Montbleau Band, Pink Talking Fish, Badfish: A Sublime Tribute and The Motet. The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky invited invited his father up on stage sharing a duet together for a couple songs. The soul/funk group fully embraced the legal state of cannabis in Massachusetts by passing a joint back and forth between each other during a song.
(Photo: Tom Schassler)
Saturday featured another jam-packed schedule of music including sets from Kat Wright, Bella’s Bartok, Zack Deputy, Max Creek Band and much more. There were two stand out sets that took place off the main stage from Cousin Earth and Fiction. Cousin Earth’s set was out of this world showing the crowd how to get funky and be nerdy at the same time. Once uke/guitarist Joey Calfa’s fingers started to fly up and down the neck, the crowd’s jaws pretty much stayed dropped the whole time. Separate from the music, an attraction that StrangeCreek has is its wooded area and creek that lives behind the the festival grounds. At night, attendees participate by lining the paths with glow sticks not only providing something cool to look at while walking but a useful tool to see where you are going! Sunday ended with sets from Twiddle, Kung Fu, The Wailers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Kitchen Dwellers, Hayley Jane and the Primates and plenty more. Overall, festival organizers of the StrangeCreek Campout did a spectacular job putting this event together. As an attendee of the event, we will definitely be making a return back to Greenfield, MA each and every year. Weren’t able to make it out, no sweat! Wormtown Music Festival takes place September 13-15th, 2019 on the same festival grounds by the same people. Check out our photo gallery from the weekend below and stay tuned for our video: