Spring skiing is well underway and thanks to an epic March that saw record setting snow totals here in the east, many of the Vermont resorts have extended their season until late April and beyond. However, if I am being realistic, the 2017-2018 ski season is winding down and summer is on the horizon. With that comes a transition away from the slopes to warm weather activities that include hiking, biking and, of course, festivals. It's hard not to love a good festival especially ones that are centered around music. The carefree nature of people coming together and celebrating a good time is exactly what makes the summer festival season the ideal off-season equivalent to apres-ski. Seeking to capitalize on these year-long festivities, Okemo Mountain Resort will let the good times roll at the first ever All Come Home Music Festival.
Okemo Pays Tribute to the Classics
Located in their Jackson Gore Base area, Okemo Mountain Resort will be paying homage to some of the biggest musical acts of our time during New England’s premiere tribute-band event that will feature the music of Neil Diamond, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Queen, and more.
Crackling Rosie count me on board for this one because it sounds like, with a lineup like this, they'll be burning down the house (if you catch my drift).
Two Stages, Brews and Que
The festival includes two stage/entertainment areas and you can listen to free music on Friday and Saturday afternoons as you shop from local vendors, savor some tasty barbecue or take advantage of Okemo's awesome Adventure Zone. There's food trucks offering dining options, draft beer, cider, along with a full bar. You could even just set up a lawn chair, have a picnic and chill out. Sign me up!
A Music Lineup You Won't Want to Miss
Then, At 5 p.m. on each of the three festival days, July 12, 13 and 14, the Main Stage, located at the Jackson Gore Paleo Field, will come to life with the music of familiar songs from the past. Thursday, July 12 will feature Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute Band. Friday, July 13, will offer dual headliners: Start Making Sense – a Talking Heads Tribute, and David Brighton’s Space Oddity – the Quintessential David Bowie Concert Experience. The final concert of Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival features Almost Queen – The Ultimate Queen Experience.
No joke, you need to check these bands out. The Ultimate Queen Experience is Queen adjace and David Brighton not only sounds like David Bowie but looks like him too.
Tickets and Lodging For The All Come Home Music Festival Available Online
Admission to the afternoon concerts in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard is free. The tribute-band concerts are ticketed events. Single-night tickets and festival passes for all three Main Stage shows are available for purchase. A festival weekend lodging package is also available. The Festival Pass includes access to all three Main Stage shows and is priced at $75 in advance or $85 during the festival. Main Stage shows purchased separately, Thursday, Friday or Saturday (each a show-specific ticket), are $30 in advance or $34 during the festival. Children 10 and under will be admitted for free. Early-bird pricing, offered through April 30, 2018, is $65 for a Festival Pass or $25 for each Main Stage show.
Anybody know who was walking around taking pictures? Particularly, Saturday night at the Almost Queen concert?