Kissing Bridge ski resort is most often associated with wintertime. But over the last couple of decades, there has been a bigger push to get more people visiting during the summer, for activities that range from golfing to hiking mountain biking.
Now, adding to the list of “things to do,” Kissing Bridge & Twenty6 Productions are presenting an inaugural Jam on the Lift Music Festival. The festival will feature national artists, regional vendors, artisans, CBD vending, craft beer, and food. Music performances (write-ups courtesy of the festival) are as follows:
Long Beach Dub Allstars
Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh met in childhood (in 1979) and later started their first garage punk band, consisting of drums, bass and vocals. They later formed Sublime with Bradley Nowell. The Long Beach Dub Allstars (LBDAS for short) were founded after Nowell died in 1996 of a heroin overdose (frequent contributors to Sublime including Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, Todd Forman, and “Field” Marshall Goodman are also members of the band).
Eric Wilson says, “We will never replace the greatness that Sublime did or what Bradley has done.”
The band was originally a 10-piece and they recorded their debut recording called Right Back, which shortly after completion in 1999 saw the departure of three members. Their second album, Wonders of the World was recorded and released in 2001. It featured “Sunny Hours” featuring will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas. “Sunny Hours” was also used as the theme song for the Friends spin-off Joey.
“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads.
You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member – horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound.
“We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
“I‘m realizing more and more every day that you can make anything happen for yourself if you really want to,” says Moon Hooch horn player Mike Wilbur. “You can change your existence by just going out and doing it, by taking simple actions every day.”
If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intentions into reality, it’s the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch. In just a few short years, the group— Wilbur, fellow horn player Wenzl McGowen—has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring with the likes of Beats Antique, They Might Be Giants, and Lotus, as well as selling out their own headline shows in major venues around the country.
Surf riffs and indie melodies over a rhythmic funk foundation fond of improvisation.
Punk/SKA Band out of Buffalo, NY
Kissing Bridge & Twenty6 Productions Present: JAM ON THE LIFT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday August 28th, 2021
Kissing Bridge Snow Sports – 10296 State Road, Glenwood, NY 14069
Gates Open: 1:00pm
Music: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Ticket Price Includes Parking
VIP Tickets Include:
- Front of Stage Access
- Private Bathrooms
- VIP Area
- VIP Bar
- Complimentary Food/Snacks
- Festival Poster