On June 24 and 25, New Jersey/New York fixture Joe D’Urso will present the fourth annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival on the borders of Rockland and Bergen counties in Tappan, New York. The festival, which has now become an anticipated event in area, will feature over 33 artists on two stages as well as 15 non-profit organizations to realize D’Urso’s vision of a musical event that combines great music and important causes.
Early bird tickets are now on sale at the price of $45 or $51 for a two day pass. Visit www.rocklandmusicfestival.com for pricing and details. As in years past, anyone born in the calendar year of 1967 can enter the festival for FREE in celebration of their 50th birthday.
“As we enter our fourth year, fans can expect a lot of the same things that we have been doing the past few years. Festival fans have said that this is their favorite small music festival as it feels like a family BBQ with famous and talented people walking around and performing. I personally love that line as that is exactly what I was going for when I started 4 years ago. The RBMF is a true labor of love as I wanted to bring fantastic music to the border area of Rockland and Bergen counties as we have never had anything like this in our area. Now, we have had various Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. Not bad for a family BBQ!” said D’Urso about the fourth installment of this annual event.
This year, the festival will break down into two distinct days. On Satuday, June 24, the stages will be focused on nationally known touring acts like the Jake Clemons Band, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Hollis Brown, Christine Oilman & Rebel Montez, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, and more. Sunday, June 25 will keep the focus on the most talented local artists in the area like Neil Berg’s Pianomen (Billy Joel/Elton John), Rita Harvey’sHeart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Walkin’ After Midnight: Patsy Cline Tribute with Carter Calvert, Rex & The Rockabilly Kings (Early Elvis), Jeb Jonesplays The Dead (Johnny Markowski), Dead Mile Dance and more.
For the second day of the festival, D’Urso wanted to create a more inclusive day of music. “We have also changed the ticket pricing for the second date to a incredibly reasonably ticket price of $10/$12 per person and the first day of the festival will be somewhat similar to last year with ticket prices ranging from $45 to $53 per person,” said D’Urso.
On June 23, there will be a kickoff concert at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY with Anthony D’Amato and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan. On June 24, there will be an evening show at the Turning Point featuring Joe Grushecky, Ben Arnold and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan. Tickers for the Turning Point shows are sold separately and can be purchases at www.rocklandmusicfestival.com.
Saturday, June 24
Jake Clemons Band
John Cafferty & Beaver Brown
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Finn & The Sharks
Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes
Joe D’Urso’s Acoustic Excursion
Sunday, June 25
Neil Berg’s Pianomen (Billy Joel/Elton John)
Rita Harvey’s Heart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Walkin’ After Midnight: Patsy Cline Tribute with Carter Calvert
Rex & The Rockabilly Kings (Early Elvis)
Dead Mile Dance (Allman Brothers)
Jeb Jones plays The Grateful Dead (Johnny Markowski)
School of Rock Orangeburg
Tim O’Donohue & TMU
Better Than Bowling
Tommy Dunn Band
Rockland-Bergen Music Festival 2017:
June 23 – The Turning Point – Piermont, NY – 8:00pm
June 24 – German Masonic Park – Tappan, NY – 10:45am
June 24 – The Turning Point – Piermont, NY – 8:00pm
June 25 – German Masonic Park – Tappan, NY – 10:45am
June 25 – The ’76 House – Tappan, NY – 8:30pm
Tickets on sale: www.rocklandmusicfestival.com