June 9, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Skunk Funk 6

Sponsors: Empire Beer, Syracuse New Times, Stone Quarry Art Park, and Jack Bocchino

 

This, the 6th edition of our sorta-annual music festival, the Skunk Funk, features bands from near and far, as well as great food and drink. Join us for a day of great music (rain or shine!). Ice cold beer by Empire Brewing. Food by Stockyard Bar-b-q along with soft drinks, tea and coffee available too. So please, no outside food or beverages.

Tickets are $25 except for kids under 12...they get in free and don’t need a ticket. Although the groups are playing inside, the doors will be open and we'll have speakers out on the side lawn just in case the suns out that day. Jason Schnitt will also be playing some new songs outside between the band setups. Bring some lawn chairs and some games, balls and such to keep the kids busy. Just remember to leave the Lawn Jarts at home.

Music will start at 1:00pm and wind down around 7:00pm.

Here’s the lineup:

Cold Chocolate is a groovy Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk, and rock to create a sound all their own. With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond.  Since their formation in 2011, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original songs and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.

A homegrown entity formed in Syracuse, the Ruddy Well Band has emerged as one of Central New York’s premier performing string bands. A finely-crafted combination of dynamic rhythms, tight harmonies, and mindful lyrics – the acoustic instrumentalists bring their audience fun, foot-stomping Americana.

The Probables are a feel-good, folk-grass band from the rolling hills of western New York.  The band formed in March of 2016 and hit the ground running by releasing their first EP in July of the same year. Their dedication and passion for the music can be heard from deep within their original songs that are only one part of their repertoire. With traditional bluegrass and rock-n-roll roots, the group’s goal is to fuse Folk, Bluegrass, and Roots-Rock music to deliver a unique soul-reaching sound to their listeners.

Harmonic Dirt is a collaboration of multi-instrumentalist Mike Gridley and lyricist Susan Coleman based in Central New York. They are joined by percussionist Taylor Bucci. The husband and wife duo of Coleman and Gridley are prolific songwriters, developing stories that draw from the rich heritage of American folk and roots music, but also weaving themes from literature, poetry, art, and current events into the mix. Their debut album “Anthracite” contains twelve songs which showcase the breadth of their musical and lyrical work, while providing familiar reference points to sixties folk-rock, Harvest-era Neil Young, as well as alt-country in the vein of Son Volt or early Wilco.
They were a 2018 SAMMY nominee for best their album Anthracite.

Jason Schnitt will once again be performing protest songs between sets just because he can't help himself from writing them.

He was a 2018 SAMMY nominee for his album How to be Happy About the End of the World.

Doors open at 1:00 pm
$25 in advance : Buy Online
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