Todd [Michaelsen] & I were thrilled to bring My Pet Dragon to headline SAWFest 2012. With the stars shining brightly, we all danced into the night.” – Reena Shah
Live Music | Free Camping | Food & Drink Vendors | Sculpture Park | Exhibitions
Date: Saturday, July 20th
Time: 5 pm
Fee: $20; $5 children under 12
Spend an evening enjoying a diverse lineup of musicians on SAW’s picturesque grounds. Our annual music festival continues for its 7th year this July, featuring bands The Rustic Overtones, Wild Adriatic, The Ballroom Thieves and Elijah & The Moon.
“Rock on, SAWFest! We had a blast!!” John Gill, The Black Ships
“SAWFest is the grounding point for some of the best contemporary music born out of the Northeast Corridor.” Anthony Cafritz, Salem Art Works Founder
This event is made possible, in part, by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Program administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
With a definitive sound that combines elements of radio rock and funk, Rustic Overtones are one of the most powerful live bands that you will see, ever. From the start of their career twenty years ago playing basement parties in Portland, Maine, Rustic Overtones has wooed audiences of all kinds with music exploding with character and imagination. Combining elements of rock, ska, jazz and funk, they quickly rose to prominence as one of New England’s most eminent rock bands.
Wild Adriatic is a band of four friends seeking to carry forth the torch of timeless rock n roll infused with tons of soul, captivating guitar work, and an impressive live show. A series of quirky music videos and a humble, eager-to-connect-with-people mindset has quickly brought the band positive attention from music lovers, press, and industry heads alike.
The Ballroom Thieves
Since their debut release in January 2012, The Ballroom Thieves have captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. The group consistently delivers inspiring live performances highlighted by their infectious passion and raw energy. The sonic diversity of their growing repertoire allows the band to entrance an intimate listening room one night and entertain a large festival crowd the next.
Elijah & The Moon
Led by singer/songwriter Elijah Wolf, Elijah & The Moon blends together the sounds of traditional American Folk with a modern Indie Pop twist. Floor stomping good times, soaring, multi-layered harmonies, and instantly memorable catchy hooks define the sound that is Elijah & The Moon.