There’s not much we love better than a whole day of live music! We currently organize or co-organize the following festivals:
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. 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: 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 and is the host band for this fun, uplifting day.
Art of Binghamton Music Fest: A music fest that takes place at the Bundy Art Museum in Binghamton, in conjunction with the opening of the “Art of Binghamton” Exhibit, which features Binghamton-themed pieces by local artists. Voodoo Highway runs the music for the outside stage.
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 organizes the music.
Marathon Music Fest: A music festival all along the route and at the finish line of the Herald of Victory Marathon in Binghamton, with about three dozen acts 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. Voodoo Highway organized the whole shebang. Alas, this fest is no more, since the marathon itself is no more, but it sure was fun while it lasted.