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June 2023: Two Allegany County Music Festivals release lineups

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“BaseCamp” at Swain is June 17, Estival Festival in Angelica June 22-25

By Andrew Harris

In less than two months, Allegany County will be host to major events centered around music, culture, and festival.

June 17th will be the second annual festival at Swain Ski Resort branded, “BaseCamp,”:

The 2nd Annual Basecamp Festival returns to Swain Resort with a full day of activities and an expanded music line-up. On Saturday, June 17th, the festival will include free beer tastings, dozens of vendors, activities, and music from four bands all at the base of the mountain at Swain Resort in Swain, NY.

The Basecamp Festival music line-up will feature a full day of roots and americana music from some of the region’s most popular bands. Headlining the festival will be Buffalo-based, PA Line. PA Line will bring its unique harmonies and grassroots sounds to the festival. Preceding PA Line will be Ithaca, NY based, Freight. Freight, formed in 2020, will deliver fans original sounds and danceable folk-rock. Opening up the festival will also be Springville, NY based Kody & Herren and Buffalo’s Jungle Steve.

In addition to the music, Basecamp will offer fans chair lift rides, outdoor recreation, hiking, craft beverages, and a wide-array of local artisan vendors. There will also be free craft tastings from 2-4 pm. Basecamp will also offer fans the opportunity to camp at the resort after a full-day at the mountain.

“We are thrilled to partner with 42 North to create this event. We both share the same passion for great music, great beer, and outdoor adventure”, states Suzy Male, Director of Marketing for Swain. “We are thrilled to create an annual summer event at Swain,” she added. “This year we are offering even more to our attendees, including a corn hole tournament and add-on classes with HikYoga. It’s a great way to kick off summer!”

Advance tickets for a full day of music and entertainment are available for $25 at https://swain.com/basecamp/.

June 22-25 is the Estival Festival on Sugar Mountain in Angelica NY. This year’s lineup is the best yet and for those who enjoy bluegrass, “The Infamous Stringdusters” will play Saturday at 645pm and be followed by a big fireworks show. Visit

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