There’s not much we love better than a whole day of live music! We currently organize or co-organize the following festivals:
Marathon Music Fest: Sunday of Memorial Day. A music festival all along the route and at the finish line of the Herald of Victory Marathon in Binghamton. About three dozen acts play at about 15 venues, including city and county parks and in front of homes and businesses along the route, with a finish line party (with a food and beer tent) at the courthouse in downtown Binghamton.
Rock and Roar Music Festival: Sunday of Labor Day. An all-day music and arts festival at the amphitheater at Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo, presented by McDonald’s. In addition to the live bands in the amphitheater, we have artists from the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier set up throughout Ross Park and the zoo, painting all day and displaying their works. There are also food and craft vendors. Check out this writeup of Rock and Roar 2017.
Mural Fest: October 7, 2017. A great event put on by Binghamton’s Department of Public Art and ReBold Binghamton that focuses on beautifying a different public space each year with murals. Mural Fest brings together people of all ages with professional artists to paint various structures and panels. There are also other activities for children and adults including upcycling projects such as creating animal figures out of corrugated cardboard and a Box City. There are also tabling opportunities for organizations and artists and craftspeople. Voodoo Highway coordinates the music for this fun, uplifting day.
The Bing Bang: sometime in late April. A festival on the Binghamton University campus, on the Hinman College Quad. Bounce houses, activities such as face painting and a mechanical bull, and a BBQ round out a day of music provided by student and community acts. Voodoo Highway is a co-organizer of the music.
Binghamton Porchfest: On the last Sunday in August, Binghamton’s West Side turns into a giant music festival. We organize the Davis Street Stage, which always features a blend of acoustic and electric acts, and caps off with some Grateful Dead by our various Dead tribute projects.