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Green River Festival caps weekend with warm weather, large crowds

  • Dustbowl Revival plays at the Green River Fest on Sunday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • Kat Wright plays the Four Rivers Stage on Sunday. July 16, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • The Infamous Stringdusters plays the main stage on Sunday. July 16, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • Bridget Kearney plays the Parlor Room Stage on Sunday. July 16, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • KAt Wright plays the Four Rivers Stage on Sunday. July 16, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz



Recorder Staff
Sunday, July 16, 2017

GREENFIELD — As Sunday’s events at the Green River Festival wound down, bands new and returning to the festival played to a packed crowd well into the evening.

The three-day festival at Greenfield Community College capped its final day with sunny warm weather, which helped draw a crowd on both Saturday and Sunday after a misty Friday evening. Flora Reed, the public relations person for the festival said that about 3,000 attended Friday, over 5,000 on Saturday and while they didn’t have the numbers for Sunday yet, it could be close to Saturday’s numbers.

With about 60 food and craft vendors throughout the weekend, attendees had a variety of things to do beyond the music at the four stages. Because the weather was good, they were also able to fly the hot air balloons the festival is known for. They were able to fly balloons both Sunday morning and Sunday evening.

Philip Price, another festival organizer, and Reed said that Sunday included a lot of new acts, which they said is great for the festival and the ability to incorporate new music from all over.

“We have a lot of great first time talent, and I just love it when we get new bands,” Reed said.

Reed said organizers wanted to thank all of the people who attended and contributed to the festival over the weekend.

“We have a really strong music-loving community here in western Mass. and we couldn’t do this without them,” she said.

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