Fletch Fest 2013
Posted in the West Leyden Forum
#1 Dec 4, 2012
Thank you to all the community supporters! Fletch Fest 2012 was a great experience and went off without a hitch! Please help us with our mission throughout the 2013 year and tell all your friends. Quite frankly everyone you know :) Fletch Fest 2013 will bring one hell of a show to our community while supporting many of the areas charitable organizations. Save the date! We have changed the date of the event to a less crowded weekend and hope everyone will be able to attend(8/2-8/4 2013).
Come out and make some new friends...Enjoy some new music as well as some old favorites...and help us give back to our small spot in the world. SUPPORT LOCAL!
Our mission is to bring together a community of diverse age, race, gender and beliefs; to celebrate the value of the Central and Upstate New York regions; to bring awareness to the people of this area of the talent that resides; musical, artistic, agricultural or economical…
Start spreadin' the news!
Get your calendars out and mark the date!
August 2 - August 4 2013
Right down the road!
Woods Valley Ski Area
9074 Dopp Hill Rd.
Westernville, NY 13486
#2 Dec 4, 2012
Glad you're coming back!
#3 Dec 10, 2012
Had a great time last year! Definitely looking forward to it again! If you like music, art, and food then this is the play to be!
#4 Feb 22, 2013
The Official Line-up has been announced! Only $60 general admission for the weekend. Day passes, kids passes, VIP, and Golden Tickets available on Website!
~ The Fall Risk ~
Featuring Jeff Pehrson of FURTHUR
~ David Gans ~
Host of Dead To The World
~ New Riders of the Purple Sage~
~ SLUG w/ special guest Lindsay Dombeck~
Official host of Fletch Fest
~ Stackabones ~
~Dark Hollow ~
~ Funktional Flow ~
~ Steal Your Face ~
~ Pale Green Stars ~
~Project Weather Machine~
~ Crazy Fools ~
~Grampa Thrasher ~
~ Sassafrass Jenkins ~
~ Johnson & Company ~
~ BADDOGG ~
~ Jimmy Wolf ~
~ Suns of the Empire ~
~ BoCNY ~
~ Black Tail Rat ~
~ Remsen Social Club ~
~ Birdseed Bandits ~
~ 3rd Street Project ~
~ Darrell’s Dilemma ~
~ 3 Sheets to the Wind ~
~ Agnosia Bright ~
~ Pocket Change ~
~ Liberty Band ~
~ Sling Shot ~
~ Upstate Outlaws ~
~ No. 9 Band ~
~ Above the Dam ~
~ Brian Mulkerne~
~ Gwen Tracy Duess & Family ~
#5 Feb 26, 2013
Looks like it's going to be an amazing event! I can't wait to go!
#6 Feb 27, 2013
yay !!!! support local artists !!!!
#8 Feb 27, 2013
Yay! I love concerts with 10s of people.
#9 Feb 27, 2013
#10 Mar 6, 2013
Wow! I can't wait to go! The line-up is amazing!!!!
#11 Mar 6, 2013
I can't believe how low the price of admission is for this! Sounds a lot better than Moe Down by far. I have seen most if these local bands play before and they rock!
#12 Mar 6, 2013
I am absolutely going to this!
#13 Mar 7, 2013
I am absolutely selling drugs at this!
#14 Mar 11, 2013
The main objective of this event is to support our local area and all
the good that comes out of it. We support local music, local art, local farms,
local business, local economy and local sustainability. This event began in
August of 2011 with the wedding plans of a Forestport, NY couple, Stephen
and Kellie Fletcher, who instead of a traditional reception, decided to
organize an open to the public three day music festival in celebration of all
the friends, family, fellow musicians, artists and community that supported
them along the way.
The result was outstanding. More than 20 local bands and musicians
such as SLUG, Funktional Flow, The Crazy Fools, Suns of the Empire and so
many more came out and volunteered their time and talent to make the
weekend special. In the months after the memorable event, the buzz kept
going for many of the local bands involved and they continued to get
exposure through pictures, video and audio recordings as well as through
fondly recalled stories told by guests of the festival.
This inspired the Forestport couple, to not only organize the event
again the following year, but to put the focus on the local community that
truly created it. The idea of Fletch Fest 2012 and its mission was an
inspiration to many who shared the couple’s motivation for the cause. The
festival was hosted by the local band SLUG who was joined by many local
acts such as Acoustically Speaking, Sassafrass Jenkins, Waydown Wailers
The featured act of the weekend was an explosive finale by the
legendary ‘New Riders of the Purple Sage’ who came out from southern
California to help support the cause. Many artisans and businesses from
throughout the Central New York area also got involved and supported the
event. With such great post-event feedback, the event was declared a success
and ideas and dreams began to form for Fletch Fest 2013.
A powerful committee was formed and these dreams and ideas began
to become realities. With the help and support of the community who
inspired it, Fletch Fest has come full circle and is determined to improve the
quality of life for all who visit and inhabit our great area. Among the support
of some of the areas finest organization, we have the backing of some major
national performers who are very excited to come to CNY to share in our
vision. We expect a large crowd for 2013 with an anticipated 16% increase
every year for the life of the festival. We hope you share in our love of this
area and will consider joining us on this great journey!
…Where Local Meets Legendary!
#15 Mar 11, 2013
In an effort to showcase some of this region’s most valuable
attributes, Gypsy Hollow Productions would like to promote local
businesses and what they have to offer. Local organizations and
businesses are the back-bone of this community. Without them,
small areas like Central & Upstate New York would be overcome
by global monopolized market.
 Fletch Fest 2013 has also turned a spotlight to the local CNY
family farm. In an attempt to emphasize them and what they do,
the entire event with exclusively feature locally grown and raised
foods. These ingredients will be put into healthy meal options by
our experienced culinary crew and sold at inexpensive cost to the
consumer. A portion of these proceeds will go to support NOFA –
Northeast Organic Farming Association located in Rochester, NY.
This project will be called ‘Farm 2 Fork’.
 In addition to the ‘Farm 2 Fork’ project Fletch Fest will offer
support to many other charitable organizations within Central
New York. Two dollars ($2.00) of every admission ticket sold
will go to support the charity of the consumers’ choice. There will
be three options to choose from.(Food Bank of CNY, Stevens-Swan Humane Society, Salvation Army)
 With the help and support of VIEW, Old Forge, NY, Gypsy
Hollow Productions will be organizing an Artists village to
exhibit the artistic talent of the residents of the CNY &
Adirondack regions. This program will allow the public to interact
with the artists and witness the magic of inspiration.
 Among the support of these projects, Fletch Fest will continue the
existing support of the talented musicians and artisans that already
join in our endeavors. So much talent resides in this small
community it almost seems a crime to not celebrate it.
#16 Mar 11, 2013
Visit www.fletchfest.com for more information and us support!
#17 Mar 20, 2013
Great thats all we need in our area another drug fueled fest with dirty hippies all over f ck that i def will not be there and hope eeveryone does not support this its just a way for fletch and his wife to get free drugs and fill there fix
#18 Mar 21, 2013
I don't do drugs and Im going. It's people like you that ruin it for local businesses and the economy. This is a great way to help boost the local economy ( which has been ruined by people like you). Get a life because nobody cares what you say.
#19 Mar 21, 2013
I am going too and I don 't do drugs. I like music and the outdoors and think it sounds like a good way to enjoy both. You can have fun without alcohol or drugs!
#20 Mar 27, 2013
Completely unnessacary! It is very obvious that you do not know either of us. Didnt your mother ever teach you any manners? I usually ignore ignorance such as this, but that is totally uncalled for. I would like you to know that I have seen this and feel you should mind your oun business.
To all else... We'll see you at the show!:)
#21 Apr 3, 2013
This is such a great event to help support local music, arts, farms, businesses, and charities! I am honored that my band will be performing again this year! With all the negativity circling around right now this gives us something awesome to look forward to! SUPPORT LOCAL!!!
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