Night Lights Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

(Writer: Tammie Eller)

The long-awaited lineup for the 2019 Night Lights Festival finally dropped, and it’s fire. TSP Entertainment announced that this year’s festival will feature internationally touring sampling master and mashup DJ Girl Talk as well as our boys from Buffalo, jam masters Aqueous and NYC’s stunningly chic dance-punk band.

This 2019 festival marks the ninth year for Night Lights at the beautifully enchanted Heron grounds in Sherman, New York. Once again, the extraordinary Night Lights team plans to light up the night in an epic and spectacular fashion from August 22-24. And the rest of the lineup is to die for.This year, Night Lights brought in local as well as regional talent to fill up three stages for three nights of glorious music and dancing. And it doesn’t matter what your favorite genre is, you will be covered. Everything from jam bands to electronic, rock, funk, Americana, bluegrass, and indie rock is going to happen this year.

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Everyone’s talking about Girl Talk aka Greg Gillis from Pittsburgh. Formerly a biomedical engineer, Gillis switched gears. Now, Girl Talk is known for his “breakneck-paced party jams, blending wildly disparate Top 40 genres and eras, mashed up and layered together into one cohesive collage and integrated into his renowned confetti-covered, sweat-soaked performance.” Returning for their eighth run at Night Lights is Buffalo giant Aqueous. On top of that set, Aqueous guitarist, frontman Mike Gantzer plans to, “lead an all-star cast for the inaugural voyage of his Uncle Mike’s Random Company featuring Moe’s Vinnie Amico, Dopapod’s Rob Compa, Alric ‘A.C.’ Carter of Tauk, and bandmate Evan McPhaden.”

Get your dancing shoes ready because DIY punk sensation !!! (chk chk chk) is hitting the stage too — and they are going to knock your socks off. Over the weekends, you will also get to check out Colorado’s “electronic hydro-funk” band SunSquabi, North Carolina’s funky/rock fusion Big Something, and art rockers Sego from L.A. 

As if that wasn’t enough, in addition to all those artists, “Swamptronica” outfit Dirtwire adds some delightful diversity to the lineup. Dirtwire will feature members of Beats Antique, Dogon Lights, and Sol Norda, but that’s not all. Also included will be “jazz-funk fusion masters Ghost Note lead by Snarky Puppy’s multi-grammy winning percussion duo of Robert ‘Sput’ Searight and Nate Werth.”

And all of this will be backed up by the unbeatable beauty of the surrounding woods lit up more magnificently than you can imagine. Other activities will include yoga, hiking, mushroom walks, live art, and live art installations. In addition to that, there will be food, craft beer, craft artisans, and vendors on site. Currently, limited advance passes for the weekend are still available for $129.99. Only while supplies last, though. If you’re feeling the pinch, payment plans and single-day passes are also available.

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