July 12-14—LUDLOW—Okemo Mountain Resort will be celebrating some of the biggest musical acts of our time during New England’s premier tribute-band event that will feature the music of Neil Diamond, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Queen, The Beatles and more. Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival is scheduled for July 12, 13 and 14 at Okemo Jackson Gore base area.
The festival includes two concert venues. The courtyard stage, located outside the Jackson Gore Inn, and adjacent to Okemo’s Adventure Zone, will feature a lineup of free music on Friday and Saturday afternoons, July 13-14. Bands scheduled for July 13 are Get Up Jack and The Tricksters. Bands for July 14 will be Fox on the Run and Summers with Sammy.
At 6 p.m. on each of the three festival days, July 12, 13 and 14, the Main Stage, located at the Jackson Gore Paleo Field, will come to life.
Thursday, July 12 will feature Studio Two – the Beatles before America, followed by Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute Band. Surreal Neil and the band perform timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cracklin’ Rose,” Cherry Cherry,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” and many more.
Friday, July 13, will begin with Start Making Sense – a Talking Heads Tribute, followed by David Brighton’s Space Oddity – the Quintessential David Bowie Concert Experience. The musicians in the seven-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads’ brilliant career. Together they bring much of the Heads’ unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne. Space Oddity – The Ultimate David Bowie Experience is a live, multi-media spectacle that takes audience members on a musical journey through the constantly changing career of rock `n` roll’s most celebrated innovator. David Brighton and his band deliver a stunning note-for-note theatrical event that witnesses Bowie’s transformation from space-aged rock idol, to polished mainstream media star.
Saturday, July 14, will feature Josh Panda Misty Mountain Hop – a Led Zeppelin Tribute, followed by Almost Queen – The Ultimate Queen Experience. Self-described as the most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen themselves, the four-member band delivers signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes.
Admission to the afternoon concerts in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard is free. The tribute-band concerts are ticketed events. Single-night tickets and festival passes for all three Main Stage shows are available for purchase. A festival weekend lodging package is also available. The festival pass includes access to all three Main Stage shows and is priced at $75 in advance or $85 during the festival. Main Stage shows purchased separately, Thursday, Friday or Saturday (each a show-specific ticket), are $30 in advance or $34 during the festival.
Children 10 and under will be admitted for free.
Food trucks will offer dining options. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings will be available for purchase. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome in the Main Stage area, and specific zones will be designated for blankets, low-profile chairs and full-sized lawn chairs. Re-entry will not be allowed. The event is rain-or-shine. For info, visit okemo.com.
Photo courtesy of Super Diamond