Driftwood to headline 6th annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

Driftwood to headline 6th annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival
Photo by Lori Savaree

East Otto, NY: The Griffis Sculpture Park will celebrate a day of creativity at the sixth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Headlining the festival is the Americana/folk band, Driftwood from Binghamton, NY. Their live performances are making them regional favorites in Western New York and beyond. Driftwood has been described as “a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind.”

Photo by Lori Savaree

Additional performers are: The Probables (roots rock from former Big Leg Emma members), Sly Boots Circus (African drum & dance group), Kaleidoscope Sky (reggae and rock) and poet, Autumn Echo.

Admission will be $20 advance, $25 day of show for adults, 12 and under FREE. Gates open at 12 noon.

The 400-acre park, located in East Otto, NY, will feature: musical performances from some of the region’s best musicians, children crafts and activities, artists creating works, and much more. Park goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park, making it the United States largest outdoor sculpture park.

Photo by Lori Savaree
Photo by Lori Savaree

The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10-minute walk uphill to the festival site. There will also be a shuttle. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and small coolers. The festival will feature a few food booths, as well as a beer and wine garden on-site.

The Griffis Sculpture Park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The mission of the Ashford Hollow Foundation is to promote the visual and performing arts as well as construct a dynamic relationship between the arts and education in Western New York to better its young people and the greater community.



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