Just Print It is proud to announce the return of its Morse Rocks Music and Arts Festival on June 17 and 18 at the Smokin’ Pony BBQ in Saugerties. Over 60 local and national artists including musicians, songwriters, poets, comedians, film makers and visual artists will be sharing their respective craft with festival goers.
The festival provides the unique opportunity for established and up-and-coming artists of varied disciplines such as music, performance and visual art to take part in an authentic festival centered on artists and their art.
The Morse Rocks festival began in 2011at the Grant D. Morse School in an effort to provide young musicians with a “stage” to share ideas, advice and inspiration with professional local and national musicians. The concept was to provide artists a forum much like athletes have in stadiums and arenas. Subsequent festivals have included a larger variety of artistic offerings and artists to achieve the same objectives.
Last year, the festival was moved from its original site to the Smokin’ Pony BBQ to allow for additional amenities to be provided for festival goers. The festival has grown to two days to accommodate the overwhelming interest from artists and fans and has been financially supported by local businesses and community organizations. It has also received funding through a grant offered by Arts Mid-Hudson through the New York State Council on the Arts.
Tickets and further information are available at www.morserocks.com, www.saugertiesrocks.com and the Smokin’ Pony BBQ located at 963 Kings Highway in Saugerties.
Just Print It is a media creation activity for Morse students which includes a periodical student publication of the same name; website www.justprintit.net; and JPI TV. Just Print It is the proud sponsor of the Morse Rocks Music and Arts Festival, Mustang Bowl and Pickle Bowl and is currently in its 25th year.