The Mountain Jam Festival is produced by Mountain Jam, LLC, a collaboration between Townsquare Media Group and Chet-5 Festivals in association with Woodstock, NY’s legendary independent radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1 (WDST) and acclaimed guitarist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes Band, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead). The eleventh annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will take place at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY from Thursday, June 4, to Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Rolling Stone Magazine, along with many other noteworthy national publications, consistently rates Mountain Jam as one to the top music festivals in the country. In 2011, Pollstar recognized Mountain Jam with a nomination for Music Festival of the Year.
The Woodstock Writers Festival began in 2010, when a group of writers got together with the former owner of Woodstock’s independent bookstore, The Golden Notebook, and graphic designer Ken Schneidman, and thought:
Why don’t we put on a show? We can invite our friends and the writers whose work we admire, and bring readers from around the country to hear them, against the backdrop of the gorgeous Catskill Mountains.
Over the next few years, the festival has hosted Pulitzer winners, Man Booker Prize winner, crowd favorites and world renowned artists.
Come along for the read, won’t you?
The Woodstock Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission: Comedy for a Cause. Each year our net profits will be donated to our charity partnersPolaris and Family of Woodstock for the battle against human trafficking and domestic violence. Our second-annual festival is a three-day weekend event (Sept. 19-21) in the little town with a lot to laugh at, with everything from stand-up comedy to sketch comedy, improv to panels, films and more.
The WCF was founded in 2011 by Chris Collins, a semi-retired psych professor who believes in a good laugh and a good cause. Either that or he had nothing better to do other than enlist the aid of the funniest people around to spread laughter in the town of Woodstock, while gaining some good karma — always popular in Woodstock. Chris and his team of modestly attractive producers will make the Woodstock Comedy Festival a good time (for good causes) this year, and for many years to come.
Since 1972, Upstate has demonstrated a commitment to film as a medium of social communication and aesthetic experience. Its programming, in Rhinebeck since the beginning and in Woodstock since Feb 2010, is an eclectic mix which, in the course of any particular year, focuses on themes, issues, regions. Frequently, Upstate brings films (e.g., Souleymane Cisse's Brightness or Raul Ruiz' Life Is a Dream) which are rarely screened in this country, much less in a semi-rural area.
Without the benefit of an endowment, and with a modest budget, Upstate's pursued audience development in a number of ways: By interpreting "development" not as a euphemism for marketing, but as intellectual development; and by "contextualizing" film, placing film in a larger, richer context, connected to the rest of society and culture.
Be a part of the 16th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, September 30-October 4, 2015. Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather at the Woodstock Film Festival for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards ceremony, and fantastic parties.
Located in the center of the village of Woodstock, New York, the WAAM functions as a cultural center as well as a repository for the work of American artists associated with the Woodstock Art Colony.
Each year, the WAAM presents a full schedule of concurrent solo and group exhibitions, juried and non-juried, of local artists throughout its spacious galleries.
Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.
CPW serves as a bridge connecting artists working in photography and related media to offerings in which creation, discovery, and education are made possible. With a small staff and a constantly rotating army of interns, CPW is continuously striving to meet the needs of emerging voices, always building upon its roster of offerings to identify new methods of support by providing access to professional resources including traditional and digital workspace, a library of over 1,500 monographs, exhibition catalogs, and publications, public lectures, community, and more.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is a regional center for the arts located in Woodstock, New York. From its 250 acre mountainside campus and its arts and performance center located in the village of Woodstock, Byrdcliffe offers an integrated program of exhibitions, performance, classes, workshops, symposia, summer residences, and artist housing. Byrdcliffe embraces all disciplines of artistic endeavor in a collaborative spirit, and seeks creative partnership with other not for profit and educational entities in order to leverage its unique resources for the benefit of the cultural life of the Hudson Valley region. Byrdcliffe was founded in 1902 and has operated as a nonprofit organization since 1938.
Byrdcliffe provides opportunities for excellence in all the arts. It is a locus for creative collaboration and encounters for artists, students, arts professionals, and the public gathered in community for inspiration.
In 1938, Harvey Fite, one of the founders of the Bard College Fine Arts Department, purchased an abandoned quarry in the town of Saugerties, NY, in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York City.
During a period of 37 years he created the monumental world-acclaimed 6½-acre bluestone sculpture now known as Opus 40. Over time he acquired additional land (70+ acres today) and built several structures, including a beautiful large wood home, a studio, garage, blacksmith shop and the Quarryman’s Museum, home of his unique collection of historic quarrying tools.
Constructed by this one man, using dry-key stone techniques adapted from the Mayans, Opus 40 is made from millions of pieces of indigenous bluestone, laid by hand, creating a labyrinthine world of finely fitted stone, swirling with ramps and terraces constructed around pools and trees and fountains, rising out of bedrock a half mile deep.