Location: 134 Bucks Ranch Road, Coeymans Hollow, New York, NY, 12046 (map)
Join us for the first Diggin Roots music festival at Magic Forest Farm in Coeymans Hollow, NY! Taking place on October 8th and 9th, Diggin Roots will feature an amazing lineup of bands, kid friendly activities, food vendors, local craftsman and more! Magic Forest Farm also has multiple hiking and walking trails to explore and animals to meet. Whether you come for a day or camp for the weekend, we hope you’ll join us and celebrate this unique music venue!
My addiction to music festivals and the jam band scene began when I was 16. In 1994, I attended my first festival, the Honeoye Hootenanny. This was a small event near my home town in the finger lakes. It really “opened” my mind and introduced me to the world of the Grateful Dead and Phish. I started attending shows whenever I got a chance. After Big Cypress, Phish’s festival for New Years 1999, I was hooked on tour life. I left college and started traveling full time with different bands. Mainly Phish and whatever band Bobby or Phil were playing with at the time. I would also attend festivals, nearly every weekend during the summer. I moved to Northern California and was very involved with the festival scene.
After nearly 10 years of chasing music, I decided I needed a change. I put my energy into homesteading and learning the “farm” life, only attending a few shows a year. I met my partner Joan in 2012, and realized the potential her land had in becoming a great music venue. We started the farm together in 2015. I immediately began the forestry work clearing the amphitheater and creating a view behind the stage. Our friend Mitch, who has lived on the farm and rented an apartment from us, volunteered his time and constructed the stage in 2019. Due to the pandemic we held off opening until this summer. We are excited to bring music and my vision to the capital region!
Kids Under 12 – Free!