The Hot Flashes will head­line at the Farm­ing­ton Val­ley Acous­tic Fes­ti­val

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Blue Crane Mu­sic

FARM­ING­TON — This year’s Farm­ing­ton Val­ley Acous­tic Fes­ti­val will be held on Oct. 20, at Wind­ing Trails in Farm­ing­ton.

Now in its third year, this one day only fes­ti­val runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Set in the beau­ti­ful 380 acres of pris­tine woods and clear wa­ter­ways at Wind­ing Trails, there will be mu­sic on two stages as well as a song con­test.

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture lo­cal and na­tion­ally tour­ing acts from acous­tic-based gen­res in­clud­ing bluegrass, indie folk, a cap­pella, singer-song­writer, blues, and more. Ad­vance dis­count tick­ets ($5-$10) are avail­able for this spe­cial event at www.brown­pa­pertick­ or by call­ing Wind­ing Trails at 860-677-8458.

The 2018 lineup in­cludes The Hot Flashes, Belle of the Fall, The Wool Hats String Band, Brian Dolzani, Pat Stone and The Dirty Boots, Peter Lehn­dorff, Cof­fee Grinders, Sweet­est Key, Eric Para­dine, The Bom­bay Oys­ters, Hori­zon Blue, Krista John­son and Black­berry Jam. The per­for­mances will be held in the rus­tic lake­side log cabin, Na­ture’s Porch and in the out­door am­phithe­ater, sur­rounded by pic­turesque fall fo­liage. The out­door stage moves to an in­door lodge in the event of rain.

Head­lin­ing the fes­ti­val are The Hot Flashes, an ex­cit­ing and eclec­tic group fronted by three fe­male vo­cal­ists who have made a name for them­selves on the New Eng­land mu­sic scene with their tight vo­cal har­monies and jazzy acous­tic stylings. The Hot Flashes are Amy Gal­latin, who is known across North Amer­ica and over­seas for her ex­pres­sive, soul­ful singing, award­win­ning singer-song­writer/gui­tarist Gail Wade, and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Peggy Har­vey, found­ing mem­ber of the leg­endary bluegrass group Traver Hol­low. Their beau­ti­fully per­formed tunes are drawn from the bluegrass, folk, swing, jazz, and blues gen­res, with a few cow­girl and tra­di­tional tunes in the mix. Backed by the solid chops of man­dolin­ist JD Wil­liams, Do­bro vet­eran Roger Wil­liams, and bassist John Ur­banik. To­gether these six vet­eran mu­si­cians meld their col­lec­tive ex­pe­ri­ences, voices and in­stru­ments into a unique and rous­ing mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.

Food and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for sale or bring your own. Lo­cal brew­eries will be on hand with free sam­ples. This is a rain-or­shine event. Ad­vance dis­count tick­ets are $10 adults, $5 chil­dren ages 3-15. Tick­ets pur­chased at the gate will be $15 adults and $8 chil­dren. Tick­ets are avail­able now at https:// acous­ticfest.brown­pa­pertick­ or by call­ing 860-677-8458.

Farm­ing­ton Val­ley Acous­tic Fes­ti­val/Con­trib­uted photo

The Girls From Ruby Falls at the 2017 Farm­ing­ton Val­ley Acous­tic Fes­ti­val.

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