Sixth Annual Music Festival at Southern Vermont’s Timber Ridge to be Held June 23-25, 2016
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Windham, Vt. (March 31, 2016) — The Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by best friends and professional snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani, announces its initial music lineup for the sixth annual event to be held June 23 – 25 in Windham, Vermont.
Heralded as one of New England’s premier music festivals, Frendly Gathering will feature a lineup for all genres of music fans, including rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, jam, reggae and electronic acts. Frendly Gathering will showcase 26+ musical acts to play on four unique stages throughout the festival grounds. The festival not only incorporates music, but also camping, yoga, food, skateboarding, dance workshops, inspiration and of course “Frendship.”
Headlining the three-day music festival is Twiddle, the Vermont-based jam band who has been playing at Frendly Gathering since the festival’s inception. Making his debut as an artist at Frendly Gathering is Trevor Hall, once an attendee and now a frend of the Frendly crew. Two more familiar faces returning to Frendly will be Turkuaz and Moon Hooch, two of the most requested and beloved shows from 2015.
“The line-up this year includes a lot of bands who have become our frends throughout the years,” said co-founder Danny Davis. “While a few of the bands are veterans to Frendly, most are new to the festival, and we are very excited to bring some new sounds to the Frendly folks.”
“Every year, Frendly Gathering becomes one step closer to mine and Danny’s goal of establishing itself as a music festival where fans not only see artists they love, but also discover new ones,” continued co-founder Jack Mitrani. “We are also very lucky to have such an engaged online community of fans who are constantly sharing artists that they think should perform. Collaboration is a key ingredient to building the lineup and festival.”
Making the festival possible are Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis, alongside a massive Frendly crew that share the same passion for music, the outdoors, the environment and the ideals of bringing “Frendship” to the masses with their motto being “there is no ‘I’ in Frends.” In 2010, they brought their favorite bands, both known and unknown, to one venue in a frendly and intimate festival setting in California, which became the inaugural Frendly Gathering. The following year, they moved the event to Vermont where they both have strong family roots. Today, organizers work to keep the festival as intimate as its inception by capping ticket sales, ensuring short lines, easy access to the stages and a frendly family-like atmosphere.
The festival will once again be held at Timber Ridge, located in Windham, Vermont. Multi-day passes are available, as well as Thursday early arrival passes for those who want to set up their tents in prime locations.
While Frendly Gathering is rooted in Vermont, the word about the festival has traveled around the globe thanks to the power of the Frendly crew. Most recently, Davis and Mitrani, along with the Frendly crew, have journeyed to snowboard contests around the country in a customized 1973 Airstream named the “FrendShip” that has been re-assembled as a recording studio. Live shows of the Frendly crew featuring snowboarding, jam sessions and interviews with special guests can be seen at Frendlypresents.com via Skype.
2016 Frendly Gathering Lineup to Date:
• Trevor Hall
• Moon Hooch
• The Ballroom Thieves
• Lynx & The Servants of Song
• Marco Benevento
• Son Little
• Jaden Carlson Band
• Eminence Ensemble
• Helado Negro
• Mariachi Flor de Toloache
• Kitchen Dwellers
• Natural Child
• The Smooths
• Into The Mystic
• Disco Phantom
• Canyon Collected
• Tommy Alexander
• The High Breaks
• Upstate Rubdown
• Mal Maiz
For more information on The Frendly Gathering, and to purchase tickets (on-sale now), visit FrendlyGathering.com, and at @FrendlyGathering on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and at Twitter @FrendlyG.