8th Annual Black Potatoe Music Festival

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The Black Potatoe Music Festival - New Jersey’s premier independent music festival - will be held at The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, NJ July 9, 10, & 11, 2004. The festival, which originally began in 1997 by the artist-owned independent label Black Potatoe Records as a CD release party for the group Angus, has blossomed into a three-day, two-stage, 32-act event. Every artist is given great promotion through radio, print, and internet outlets in the New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. Plus, Black Potatoe’s merchandise team will sell your products for you at the festival and will not keep a percentage. And because of the festival’s central location between New York City (60 miles) and Philadelphia (75 miles), this is a great way to route other dates in the region.

Without catering to music industry trends, the Black Potatoe Music Festival has presented diverse acts from the national, regional, and local levels. The one rule is that you must be an independent artist or on an indie label (Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and side projects are the only exceptions). Past guests of the festival include Levon Helm of The Band, Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band, Andy Summers of The Police, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna, The Harlem Gospel Choir, Buckwheat Zydeco, Hayseed Dixie, Catie Curtis, Tony Levin, Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, and dozens more.

The Black Potatoe Music Festival’s venue, the Red Mill Museum Village, is a nationally registered historic site located on the banks of the Raritan River. A former grist-mill and limestone quarry, the venue is New Jersey’s most breathtaking natural amphitheatre resting at the base of the quarry’s cliffs.

So summer is coming, join us in New Jersey, and help "Demand Your Independents."

P.S. Potatoe is spelled with an “e” because if the Vice President of the USA can spell potato wrong, you can do anything!