Sly Fest 6
Friday – Sunday, August 26 – 28
Three days of art, music, culture, and uniting people under the common ground of peace and positivity. That’s the impetus behind Slyfest 6, a three-day festival held in the spacious North Fork Music Park in Warsaw. The annual fundraiser—now in its sixth year—is presented by the Slyboots School of Music and Art in Downtown Buffalo, a multifaceted collective/institution that offers music lessons, rehearsal and studio space, art and design classes, and workshops to help foster the kind of creativity that makes Buffalo such a special place for music and art. From Friday (Aug 26) to Sunday (Aug 28) North Fork Music Park will be transformed into makeshift community of artists and musicians from all walks of life, with a must-see lineup of bands that includes former BOOM winners Dali’s Ghost, world beats and grooves from One World Tribe, electro-duo the Manhattan Project, Syracuse’s own Sophistafunk, as
well as sets by Buffalo favorites Aqeuous, Ramfornikus, Peanut Brittle Satellite, Universe Shark, and the Jony James Blues Band among many others. Headlining the event is five-piece outfit Surprise Me Mr. Davis and their rootsy Americana jams. Visitors can expect a wide array of foods, music, paintings, sculptures, projections, interactive music and art workshops, fire dancing, hula-hooping, hot air balloons, swimming, hiking, camping, YOGA, hand-made clothing, accessories, crafts, and whatever else you might end up discovering along the way. Festivities begin at noon on Friday, so take a break from the city and head out into the fresh countryside air for a weekend of great music, art, and atmosphere. —jon wheelock
12pm, Friday to Sunday. North Fork Music Park, Warsaw. (315-771-1414 / onthesly.org) $40 advance weekend pass, $60 at the gate.