by Peter Aaron
Every year, I write up Chronogram’s annual music festival round-up for our June issue. And every year, it seems there are more and more newer festivals that we just don’t have room for in our Music section’s two-page spread—a good problem to have, if you can’t get enough of this great stuff we call live music. One such event is Backwoods Pondfest, which happens on August 2 and 3 at Twin Ponds Campsite in Peru, New York.
Now in its third go-round, this year’s Backwoods Pondfest promises a plethora of festival faves that includes the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Dopapod, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, and many more. In addition to live performances by over 20 bands, there will be late-night DJ sets, fire spinners, arts and crafts, food, and onsite camping.
Here’s a vid of the former P-Funk and Talking Heads member Worrell and his band doing Al Green’s “Take Me to the River” early this year:
For ticket prices, set times, and more information, visit Backwoodspondfest.com.