YES, WE’RE HERE AGAIN… Sterling Stage Kampitheater’s Last Daze of Summer! Three long weekends each year, folks from across the region return to Sterling, NY, for four day and nights of camping, music, art, workshops, socialization, and pine trees. Sterling Folkfest and Ameribeat have past on by, but we still have Sterling Last Daze of Summer just up the bend.
This summer’s annual Sterling Stage Last Daze Of Summer will take place Thursday August 30 through Sunday September 2. Advanced festival passes can be purchased here for $70 or you can grab a weekend pass at the gate for $85! You can also purchase day passes online for $40 or at the gate for $50. Check out the Facebook Event Page for additional information on parking and all other inquiries.
Below, first, check out the official event poster for the 11th Annual Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer! In addition, I have broke down our TOP SIX REASONS TO ATTEND STERLING LAST DAZE!
Six Reasons to Attend Sterling Last Daze
It goes without saying, Sterling Stage is worth the trip just for the people alone. “Sterling folk” are a beautiful community of music-lovers always engaged in supporting each other. Every Sterling, you will see dozens of familiar faces and build long term relationships one festival at a time. If you aren’t sold on the music yet, let me tell you, the smiling faces will be worth the trip.
Forty-seven years strong, the jam powerhouses Max Creek have become a tradition at Sterling Stage Last Daze. Max Creek completely takes control of the weekend with two gigantic sets on both Saturday and Sunday night. They really wow the Sterling crowd with unpredictable improvised jam that leaves you wanting more. Max Creek is a must see.
Ryan Montbleau Band
Ryan Montbleau is also an annual Sterling favorite. Continuously growing in popularity, the folk rock singer-songwriter is acclaimed for his unique, soulful voice, and precious songwriting. Headlining Friday night with two big sets on the Sterling Main Stage, Ryan bring along the full band to rock the sandals off our feel. Friday night is going to be a seriously fun time.
The Blind Owl Band
Fresh off a Thousand Islands cruise show on Alex Bay, Freight Train String Quartet The Blind Owl Band returns to the Sinatra Stage for a late-night kickoff Friday night. Per usual, Blind Owl is destined to explosively pluck deep into the wee hours of the night. Let the foot stomping commence.
Local favorite, Dirty Blanket is poised to close out Saturday night Sinatra Stage with their fresh take on bluegrass music. With a combined array of musical interest, Dirty Blanket takes bluegrass to a new level with elements of jam, country, southern rock, and soul, mashed into a traditional bluegrass sound.
Anyone who’s been to Sterling already knows…The festival woods are covered in tall, gorgeous pine trees that reach towards the sky. This makes for a comfortable camping situations for everyone. Hence, Sterling Stage Kampitheater’s notorious nickname, “The Pines.”
How about the…
Thursday August 30
7pm – Johnny Richards – Sinatra Lounge
9pm – PA Line – Sinatra Lounge
Friday August 31
4pm – Blackwell – Main Stage
5:10pm – Moe Michnick – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Jam Factor – Main Stage
7:10pm – Chris James & Mama G Band – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Ryan Montbleau Band – Main Stage
9:10pm – Chris James & Mama G Band – Sinatra Lounge
10pm – Ryan Montbleau Band – Main Stage
11:30pm – Blind Owl Band – Sinatra Lounge
Saturday September 1
12pm – Psyproject – Main Stage
1:10pm – Kris Day – Sinatra Lounge
2pm – The English Project Experience – Main Stage
3:10pm – Organic Soul – Sinatra Lounge
4pm – Natural Medicine – Main Stage
5:10pm – Big Sexy & The Scrambled Eggs – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Old Deer Ensemble – Main Stage
7:10pm – Big Sexy & The Scrambled Eggs – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Max Creek – Main Stage
11:30pm – Dirty Blanket – Sinatra Lounge
Sunday September 2
12pm – Rev. Martin James – Main Stage
1:10pm – Paul LeClair – Sinatra Lounge
2pm – Dam Dog – Main Stage
3:10pm – Randy & The Haze – Sinatra Lounge
4pm – Barroom Philosophers – Main Stage
5:10pm – The Proud Walkers – Sinatra Lounge
6pm – Creamery Station – Main Stage
7:10pm – The Proud Walkers – Sinatra Lounge
8pm – Max Creek – Main Stage
11:30pm – Old Deer Ensemble – Sinatra Lounge
Check out all the Rochester Groovecast articles, music, podcasts, and video content from previous events at Sterling Stage Kampitheater!
TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Various Artists at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2018
LIVE VIDEO: The Breakfast at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2018
LIVE AUDIO: The Breakfast at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2018
LIVE AUDIO: Personal Blend at Sterling Stage Last Daze 2017
LIVE AUDIO: The Werks at Sterling Stage Last Daze 2017
ARTICLE: Sterling Stage Last Daze 2017
PODCAST: Sterling Stage Last Daze Preview 2017
ARTICLE: Sterling Ameribeat 2017
PODCAST: Sterling Stage Ameribeat Preview 2017
LIVE AUDIO: Upstate Rubdown at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2017
LIVE AUDIO: Rumpke Mountain Boys at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2017
LIVE AUDIO: Steel Guano at Sterling Stage Folkfest 2017
LIVE AUDIO: Dirty Blanket at Sterling Folkfest 2017
LIVE AUDIO: Cornmeal at Sterling Folkfest 2017
PODCAST: Sterling Stage Folkfest Preview 2017