Disc Jam Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for the 8th annual festival, held in Stephentown, NY just minutes from the Massachusetts border. The music-filled weekend features over 80 artists, along with Disc Golf Tournaments, Flow Tribe dancers, craft vending, yoga workshops and much more from June 7-10, 2018.
The 2018 artist lineup includes a heavy dose of national and regional funk and jam artists, in addition to collaboratives and side projects, including unique pairings only found at the festival. Headliners include Lotus, Beats Antique, Galactic, The Motet, Electron (feat. members of Lotus and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (solo acoustic set), DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz), Gubbulidis (Twiddle side project), Kung Fu, Moon Hooch, Aqueous, Ghost Note (Snarky Puppy side project) Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars, Ghost Light (Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling project), among more than 80 artists performing on 4 stages over 4 days of camping at the picturesque Gardner’s Farm.
Owner and Founder Tony Scavone says of this year’s lineup, “We’ve spent the entire off-season trying to come up with a festival experience that could one-up the magic we conjured last year. I think what we have in store for 2018 will set the bar so high for next year, I’m already getting nervous thinking about how we’ll top this in 2019.” In their 4th consecutive year at Gardner’s Farm, after moving the festival from Central Massachusetts where it began in 2011, Disc Jam has found a venue that feels like home. Scavone shares, “I truly believe that we have been blessed with the perfect festival grounds, beautiful grass beneath our feet, surrounded by rolling hills with picturesque views in all directions.”
As the name Disc Jam would imply, this 4 day event features the fast growing sport of disc golf and festival grounds hold a 27-hole disc golf course on site. Disc Golf Tournaments for men and women are held throughout the weekend, with cash and prizes from Innova Disc Golf going to the top finishers. Playing at least a round is a must for Disc Jam enthusiasts and the course encourages both the avid and first timer players to try their hand on the course, all at no additional cost to play (outside of tournaments) with discs provided free of charge for those interested in playing.
Going in style is easy as VIP packages include options for either hotel or condo style rooms at the beautiful Jiminy Peak Ski resort just 5 minutes from the venue. On top of the off-site accommodations, the event offers VIP camping areas and a VIP lounge sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, which includes complimentary beer to anyone 21 years or older. A variety of activities and workshops are a big attraction for Disc Jam, including flow art workshops, daily yoga sessions, interactive music and art amidst the festival grounds, plus craft and art vending that help make Disc Jam create a unique and memorable experience for both new and returning fans.
Music can be found on twin Main stages, ensuring nonstop music well into the night along with the massive Tent stage and a Woods stage that features nightly takeovers by NV Concepts, Rezinate, Sermon, and The Rust featuring some of the top names in bass and house music. The Wook of Wall Street will be hosting a nightly Silent Disco Party lasting until sunrise.
Disc Jam 2018 Music Festival Initial Lineup
Lotus • Beats Antique • Galactic • The Motet • Electron
Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (Acoustic Set) • DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz) • Gubbulidis • Kung Fu • Moon Hooch Aqueous • Tom Marshall's Amfibian All-Stars • Ghost Light • Jo Jo Mayer / Nerve
Ghost-Note • Consider The Source • The Nth Power • Yes Darling
Wolf! • Soule Monde • The TAZ Band • Bella’s Bartok • Marbin • Compa/Gantzer
Ryan Dempsey Solo • Big Mean Sound Machine • West End Blend
Dub Apocalypse • The Funky Dawgs Brass Band • Strange Machines
Space Bacon • Escaper • G-Nome Project • The A Beez • Root Shock • Bearly Dead
Formula 5 • Goose • Shwizz • Funktional Flow • Mammal Dap • Floodwood
Blind Owl Band • Swimmer • Of Clocks and Clouds • Cousin Earth • Space Carnival
Of Tomorrow • Harsh Armadillo • Fake Flowers Real Dirt • The Clock Reads
The Wiley Griffin Band • The Mushroom Cloud • Catullus
Lord Electro • Dizgo • Dewpoint • Let’s Be Leonard • Cypher