Pleasantville Music Festival 2018: What to know before you go


The Pleasantville Music Festival takes place Saturday, July 14. Along with the live music from headliners, local acts and the winner of the Battle of the Bands contest, there are vendors, a food court, kids fun zone, representatives from various nonprofits and the Captain Lawrence Beer tent.

Here’s what you need to know before you go:

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1. When is it? The Pleasantville Music Festival takes place from noon-9 p.m. July 14. Gates open at 11 a.m. For info, go to http://www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com

2. Where is it? It takes place at Parkway Field off Marble Avenue in Pleasantville. The site is accessible via The Saw Mill River Parkway. There is no parking on-site and limited parking in the surrounding area, so concert-goers must park off-site at nearby Pace University and take a free shuttle bus to the concert grounds.

3. Who is performing?

There’s a packed schedule of acts slated for three different stages, the main stage, chill tent and party stage. Here’s a sample of some of the performers. Find the entire lineup, including band descriptions at http://www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com/schedule/

  • The Psychedelic Furs: UK stars scored hits in the early ’80s with “Love My Way (here),” “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beat,” and the song that inspired the John Hughes movie,” Pretty in Pink.”
  • John Hall with Fly Amero: Hall is the co-founder of the ’70s band Orleans, responsible for hits such as “Still The One,” and “Dance With Me.” Hall will be joined by Fly Amero at the music festival. Amero, who has a solo album, “Beautiful World,” will play the signature Orleans double lead guitar parts with Hall.
  • Robert Randolph and The Family Band: Pedal steel guitarist (“Going in The Right Direction,” “Got Soul”) Randolph has been named among Rolling Stones’ top 100 greatest guitarists. 
  • Cracker: Responsible for hits “Teen Angst” and “Euro-Trash Girl,” the California-based duo just released a double album, “Berkeley to Bakersfield.”
  • Lizzie and The Makers: Staples of the New York City club scene, expect to hear the influences of the Black Crowes and Bonnie Raitt.

How much are tickets? Until July 13, tickets are $50 for adults (22-64), $30 seniors (65+), $30 students (12-21) and children under 12 are free. Day of events, tickets are $60, $35, $35. Tickets are available through Ticketweb or the Pleasantville Rec Center.  More information can be found at www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com 

Is there parking? There is no parking available at Parkway field. Concert-goers can park at Pace University and take a free shuttle.

Good to know: Festival is rain or shine. Only low backed chairs are allowed. There is a large shade tent set up so individual umbrellas are discouraged. If you must bring one, you will be restricted to sitting in the back field area. No outside alcohol is allowed. No smoking and no pets. 

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