Recap: The Summit Music Festival 2019
This past weekend, the halls of The Queensbury Hotel were filled with music, friendship, and good times as Wild Adriatic’s The Summit Music Festival rocked Glens Falls for the third year in a row. Various bands raged on the main stage from 6 pm until 2 am Friday and Saturday, while the Yankee Distilling stage located in Fenimore’s Pub featured several acoustic acts from 8 pm until 1 am.
Wild Adriatic brought together an extremely talented lineup. Kicking things off was PJ Duo & Friends followed by The East End Boys, both bands are from upstate NY and set the stage for a night of great music. Music began on the second stage and offered a more intimate setting while Sly Fox and the Hustlers brought a great rock set to the Mean Max main stage. Wild Adriatic, the Saratoga band who brings us The Summit Music Festival, took the stage next and kept the party going all night long. The host band of the weekend also recently released a brand new album titled ‘Our Time’ which select songs made it into the sets.
Annie In the Water followed with a high energy performance that had everyone in the crowd grooving. The group is coming off a successful fall tour which was spread out all over the northeast and southern United States. Dave Gutter of Rustic Overtones hopped into the crowd mid-set showcasing the love and good vibes brought by The Summit Music Festival. Multipede closed out the night with an amazing set. For those who don’t know Multipede, they are Wild Adriatic’s alter-ego side project which included the band dressing up in all white spandex outfits covering them from head to toe, while they passed out tapioca pudding to the energetic crowd. The Queensbury Hotel offered hotel rooms for attendees, ensuring a safe and fun weekend.
The venue, The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY, provided a unique festival experience. After entering, guests could grab a drink at the bar and check out Fixation Fabric Arts and Kay G, Healing Artist, who were set up all weekend long, before going to the next room which featured the Mean Max stage. A large chandelier hung front and center above the dance floor making the question of the weekend, “Will Andy Frasco bring that thing down?” Across the lobby was Fenimore’s Pub which hosted the Yankee Distilling Stage. This provided a cozier environment and allowed the energy of the festival to fill all corners of the venue.
The second night began with Matthew Gregory Music, followed by Paradisa, then Chestnut Grove. Both of whom had put on amazing performances Friday on the Yankee Distilling Stage and went on to rock the Mean Max stage Saturday. Connor Dunn had also played a solo set Friday and joined the rest of Let’s Be Leonard to follow Chestnut Grove on the main stage. As Annie In The Water had Fenimore’s Pub packed to the brim, Wild Adriatic hit the main stage yet again and this time teased “Carini” using the names of members of their group as well as Andy Frasco and the U.N. Finally, the much anticipated Andy Frasco & The U.N. closing set dominated the stage.Members of Wild Adriatic joined Andy Frasco on stage and ended the festival with the crowd absolutely ecstatic. All of the bands filled the place with great vibes and pure joy all weekend long. This was Frasco’s last performance for a few months, so the band decided end the weekend off with Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of” featuring Andy crowd surfing.
Wild Adriatic never disappoints and The Summit is no exception. The Summit is a great display of all of the talent, love, and great music Upstate NY has to offer. Many thanks to all who were involved in making this event a success for the third year in a row.