Annual music festival scheduled for August 9-10

SARANAC LAKE The Adirondack Arc and Magic Hat Brewery present The Mountain Music Melt Down 08, a two day Music Festival featuring a mix of many genres of musiccovering bluegrass, jam, folk, country, rock, blues and world. The festival will be presented at The North Country Community College Soccer Field in Saranac Lake, Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. There will be a inflatable play area for children and the event is family friendly. The festival will be held rain-or-shine, and blankets and lawn chairs are welcome coolers, however, will not be permitted. New this year: Onsite lodging This year, organizers are offering onsite lodging and numerous camping options. To inquire about these features, contact Diane Friedlander at 891-2915 ext. 382. Thirteen-plus bands slated to perform National and International groups slated so far: Dark Star Orchestra (DSO ) recreating The Grateful Dead experience; Country/Bluegrass/ Folk-Rock Veteran Chris Hillman Band (of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band and Souther Hillman Furay Band ); regional favorite Donna The Buffalo; The Zen Tricksters; King Wilkie; Juggling Suns; The Horse Flies; Enter The Haggis; Twiddle; Chaz Depaolo Group; Crow Party; Raisinhead; and Sven Curth. Food & Beverage garden Offering a variety of tasty food and beverage options: The Adirondack Arc, hamburgers and soda; Woodys Hot Dog Cart; The Masons, italian sausage and peppers; Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream; and Jreck Subs, to name a few. Organizers are looking for more restaurants who are interested in a spot in the food and beverage garden, call 518-637-4989 for more information. Merchandise and craft vendors Festival t-shirts, hats and other items will be available as well as other merchants and crafts people displaying their wares. Adirondack Arc and fundraising opportunities This event is presented by Adirondack Arc and fund raising opportunities for this excellent community and national organization will be part of this years promotion. Celebrity autographed instruments will be auctioned off Sunday at 6 p.m. Sunday will be dedicated to celebrating the life and music of Jerry Garcia and is sponsored by Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream featuring their name sake flavor Cherry Garcia with a portion of the ice cream sale benefiting The Adirondack Arc. This event is made possible through the cooperation of North Country Community College, the Village of Saranac Lake and the support of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Adirondack Arc, Guideboat Realty, Best Western Mountain Lake Inn, Grizzle Ts Pub, The WaterHole, Andrew Chary (Architect), Ben & Jerrys, SeeMore Media MultiMedia Marketing, Mountain Communications, Adirondack Daily Enterprise and with special thanks to Margaret Paye and family. For a complete schedule, see www.lazarbear.com.

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