The Worms are planning to revitalize the Pioneer Valley this Spring with a multi day festival.
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After two years of postponement, Wormtown Trading Presents announced the return of STRANGECREEK CAMPOUT to Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield, Mass., on May 27-29.
This year’s event will feature headlining performances by Dumpstafunk, Spafford, Max Creek, The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute), Badfish: the music of Sublime, Prince/Bowie – an all-star jam of members of several bands performing the music of Prince and David Bowie, Tauk, Consider The Source, and Bella’s Bartok. Additional performers include West End Blend, rice an American Band, Outer Stylie, the Alchemystics, Town Meeting, the Adam Ezra Group, Strange Machines, Shakedown, Leon Trout, The Trichomes, Playing Dead, the Medicinal Purpose, the Equalites, Muddy Ruckus, Beau Sasser trio, Bearly Dead, Creamery Station, Jelly, Duppy Conquerors, Long Arm Rex, and dozens of other bands, including many from the region and local area.
According to Wormtown founder Mark Blanchette, “We’re just so glad to be able to revive this happy gathering. The response has been wonderful, and we’re grateful to the many fans who held onto their tickets from 2020. Thanks for keeping the faith.”
The festival also features food and craft vendors, Family Camping & Teen Scene with activities for all ages, cabin jams, a riverside beach, and multiple stages around the campgrounds.
Festival info: Tickets include parking and camping which is mostly in woods. Gates open at 9am on Friday the 27th. Campgrounds clear by noon on Monday the 30h. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; kids 15 and under are free. Full weekend tickets (does not include Thursday entry) are $165 until May 1, while supplies last (total tickets will be capped) and will be higher at the gate. Tickets include parking and forest camping. Early entry available on Thursday for an additional fee. Car camping available while space permits for an additional fee per car.
Camp Kee-Wanee is an inclusive summer day camp with an emphasis on the arts. Wormtown’s music festivals provide a key source of funding for the camp’s summer programming; the camp has been home to Wormtown’s StrangeCreek Campout and Wormtown Music Festival since 2003.
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The Wormtown Trading company, who is the promoter of the event has had a very positive impact on the area. In addition to bringing amazing events to the area and helping to raise money for Camp Kee Wanee, these eventgs have brought much needed tourism dollars to Greenfield and Franklin County, and even helped to raise the money needed for the 4th of July fireworks one year for the town of Greenfield. The end result is a community event bringing fans from all over the Northeast for an amazing weekend of peace, music, art, and community spirit all rapped up in the most festive times you can have.
The events have a big impact on the artists and musicians who participate, hundreds of them over the course of the weekend. Phil Simon, of rice – an American band and also an agent with Simon Says Booking who brings other bands to the festival says, “We play bars to learn how to be a band. We play Strangecreek to learn how to be rock stars.”
Additional info: www.strangecreekcampout.com
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