Live music has always been an important feature of our festivals at Kettle Ridge Farm, and we’ve been fortunate to have had some great performances for past KettleFest and Honey Dipper Festivals coming from the likes of these groups:
- The Honey Smugglers
- Jackson Cavalier
- String Chickens
- Claudia Hoyser
- Nick LeDuc
- The Travis Prinzi Band
This year’s KettleFest on Saturday, September 16 will be no exception. We are tremendously excited about the groups we have coming to play.
Starting off the day at 10:15AM is an amazing family bluegrass band from Attica called Anastazja. This band consists of sibling-musicians ranging in age from 2 to 20, along with Stacey, their mom. We first heard Anastazja last year at the Long Point Park Fiddlers Picnic and were absolutely blown away. Get to KettleFest early so you don’t miss their performance!
Next up at 12:15PM is a real treat: a group from Rochester called Some Ska Band that we recently “discovered” playing at the B-Side in Fairport. If you’re not familiar with “ska”—a precursor to reggar—you are in for a very pleasant surprise. SSB plays ska (and other musical genres) exceptionally well with its vibrant horn section accompanying the guitars, drums, and vocals. This group will get you dancing on your hay bale! We wouldn’t be surprised if Some Ska Band provides one of the most talked-about sets in Kettle Ridge Farm’s festival history.
Finally, at 2:15PM the Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers comes onto the outdoor stage. This band has taken Rochester by storm with its fun and eclectic instrumentation and jive-juicing jug music. You (and your kids) may go home looking for empty jugs, washboards, and kazoos to try on your own! We’re extremely fortunate to have them closing out KettleFest 2017.
KettleFest will be held from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, September 16 on the grounds of Kettle Ridge Farm at 515 Log Cabin Road in Victor. In addition to live music, the family friendly festival features over two-dozen artisan vendors, educational workshops and woods walks, food & drink, a beehive box painting contest for the kids, and our almost-world-famous chicken races. Admission is $6 per person (free for children under 13), with a reduced price of $3 per person after 2PM.