The Struts & Sam Grisman Project to Headline Hoochenanny Festival

Article Contributed by LáLew Public R… | Published on Saturday, September 9, 2023

New York State’s inaugural Hoochenanny Festival gains an electrifying edge with The Struts headlining. On October 21, in the Village of Geneseo, the celebration of the state's burgeoning whiskey culture promises to captivate attendees with a sublime mix of music, craft spirits, local heritage, and the unique elements that make life intriguing.

The Struts, celebrated for their infectious energy and grand performances, offer an exhilarating musical touch to the festival. Hoochenanny is a tribute to the extraordinary, saluting the artisans and innovators, and enlivening the soul. With The Struts and a diverse array of supporting acts, fans are in for an evening bursting with energy, creativity, and the communal joy of music and spirits.

Included in the lineup alongside the British rock sensation, The Struts, are Los Straitjackets, famed for their masked shows and instrumental surf rock. Moreover, the Sam Grisman Project, showcasing the tunes of Garcia and Grisman, is slated to perform. Kicking off the festival with their dynamic rhythm is Public Water Supply.

Tommy Brunett, CEO and co-founder of Iron Smoke Distillery and the visionary behind Hoochenanny, remarked, “Hoochenanny offers a golden opportunity for enthusiasts to immerse in the finest blend of music, culture, bourbon, and the celebration of craftsmanship. Our exceptional and varied lineup, culminating with The Struts, mirrors our commitment to orchestrating an event that stimulates the senses and achieves our goal of elevating the extraordinary.”

Tickets can be purchased online, with prices ranging from $39.99 to $350. All ticket tiers provide the option to enjoy The Struts' performance. Attendees must be 21 or older to consume alcohol at the festival, which includes tastings at the exclusive Rickhouse Rendezvous. For more details on Hoochenanny or to secure tickets, please visit

This event has garnered support from a Market New York grant, courtesy of Empire State Development and I LOVE NY/New York State's Division of Tourism, in partnership with the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

About Hoochenanny

Hoochenanny Festival celebrates NY’s rich craftsmanship culture. By blending local culinary delights, craft whiskey, cocktails, and an energetic music lineup featuring both regional and national acts, the inaugural festival promises an experience that stirs the soul and tantalizes the taste buds.