Rock The Dock Music Festival Announces Initial Lineup

Article Contributed by Formula 5 | Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

This year’s Rock the Dock Music Festival will take place on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at The Lake George Steamboat Company in Lake George, NY. Rock the Dock started in 2017 with the celebration of The Lake George Steamboat Company’s 200th anniversary. In the wake of its success, promoters made the decision to turn Rock the Dock a yearly festival, hosted by Formula 5 for the second year in a row.

The initial lineup for Rock the Dock features Formula 5, Magic Beans, Richie Ortiz and Mike Powell. For the first year, there will be a late night show at King Neptune’s Pub in Lake George Village. More artists will be announced in early June.

Rock the Dock Music Festival in Lake George, NY is an all ages event and features live music on the pier, surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack mountains. Attendees can enjoy the sounds of well-known jam bands, including Lake George’s own Formula 5, from the dock or aboard one of the three steamboats that surround the stage. This makes for a truly unique live music experience.

Rock the Dock will feature live music as well as many local craft, food and beer vendors, plus a merchandise tent featuring posters, t-shirts and other band memorabilia.

Early Bird Tickets are now on sale until June 9 for only $12. 25% of all ticket proceeds go to The FUND for Lake George. Come enjoy good bands, delicious food, and tasty brews all while helping to keep the lake clean and pristine!

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Formula 5

Formula 5 is a four-piece improvisational rock band out of Albany, NY, featuring Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass), and Matt Richards (keys/vocals). With a diverse catalogue of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind engaged. Blending high-energy Rock n Roll with tasteful grooves, there is an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation. Every performance is unique, leaving the listener excited for where the band may venture with their broad range of styles at their next show.

Magic Beans

Scott Hachey, Casey Russell, Chris Duffy and Cody Wales have steadily built upon their national notoriety in a very short period of time with a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs. Hailing from Denver, their development has been aided by the warm hearth of the Colorado music scene, and quickly setting themselves apart from the pack as one of the state’s premier acts.

Richie Ortiz

Richie Ortiz’s style is truly his own and his music is his soul. Ortiz, never a wallflower, believes he is the product of his family’s cultural diversity and strengths. Since the age of seventeen, he’s focused all of his talents and time on his acoustic solo act, if you can call it that. Rich plays guitar, harmonica, and peddle bass (with his feet), and he turns heads with his vocals!

Mike Powell

Mike Powell is a traveling storyteller and prolific writer who garnered international attention with his song “Twenty One Rounds” written as part of the Acoustic Guitar Project. He has toured with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion and shared the stage with David Lindley, Martin Sexton, Shooter Jennings & many more His sound is honest, songs are heartfelt and his shows are real.