It may be Monday, but it’s never too early to start making weekend plans. Take a Boston break and head for the woods for the first local music festival of the season… Uphoria.
Summer is upon us, which can mean any combination of things. For all those who take a main-line of deep beats to the jugular, it means one thing: the shift from dark, sexy clubs to open air venues and wood stages.
[noun] – A time to cut loose, away from the confines of society and immerse yourself in music, art, music, ideas, music and music. Not to be confused with “hippie” vacation.
The middle of May is the perfect time to kick off the three-month run and what better way to inaugurate a season than with a locally-grown and populated event such as Uphoria Festival? Nestled away at Kaplan Farms in Millerton, NY, Uphoria is entering its second year as a player on the local festival roster.
Festival cofounder, Deej Man, says that in an attempt to “focus on creating a euphoric microcosm with a strong community feel,” they will cap the festival at 500 attendees at this year’s event, with 65 different performing acts billed and a few secret sets from notable local talents scheduled. This year’s lineup showcases the top artists from the Northeast, including: Higher Organix, Dopapod, The Zebbler Encanti Experience, Lespecial, D.V.S and Blue Boy Productions.
The minds behind the fest, “CruTopia” are a unique trio “predicated on the idea that we, as a ‘cru’ of passionate music fans and dedicated musicians, can inspire the artist in all of us to create our own Utopia,” Man says.
“It seems like a bit of a stretch, but after all, we shape our own reality, so why not ball out?”
Well, Deej Man, I totally agree and I know I’m not alone. This weekend is set to be gorgeous and the company will be unparalleled, so I encourage you all to escape the harsh city-living and opt for a softer landscape and mind-expanding soundtrack. As the heads at CruTopia say, “Clean Vibes, Dirty Beats.”
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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE.
THU 5.17.12 – MON 5.21.12
5687 RT. 22