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New three-day music festival coming to Okemo

LUDLOW—With spring on its way, now is the time to mark the calendar with all the best summer events to attend. A new three-day music festival, Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival scheduled for July 12-14 at Okemo Jackson Gore base area, is sure to be a summer sensation.

New England’s premiere tribute-band event will feature some of the biggest musical acts of our time – the music of Neil Diamond, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Queen, and more.

The Courtyard Stage outside the Jackson Gore Inn will feature free music on Friday and Saturday afternoons, July 13-14. Bands scheduled for July 13 are Big Fez & The Surfmatics and The Tricksters. Bands for July 14 will be announced soon.

At 5 p.m. on July 12, 13 and 14, the Main Stage at the Jackson Gore Paleo Field will come to life with the music of familiar songs from the past.

Thursday, July 12 will feature Super Diamond. Surreal Neil and the band perform Neil Diamond classics.

Friday, July 13, will offer dual headliners: Start Making Sense – a Talking Heads Tribute, and David Brighton’s Space Oddity – the Quintessential David Bowie Concert Experience. The musicians in the seven-piece Talking Heads Tribute 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 witnesses Bowie’s transformation from space-age rock idol to polished mainstream media star.

The final concert of Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival features Almost Queen – The Ultimate Queen Experience. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

The tribute-band concerts are ticketed events. Single-night tickets and festival passes for all three Main Stage shows are available for purchase.

Food trucks will offer dining options. Draft beer, cider, along with a full bar 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.

Once admitted into the Main Stage area, re-entry will not be allowed. Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival is a rain-or-shine event. There will be no refunds on individual performance tickets unless the show is cancelled.

For more info, call 802-228-1600 or visit okemo.com.

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