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14th Annual Sourland Music Festival to offer more music, food and fun

by MercerMe Staff

The 14th annual Sourland Music Festival will feature more fun for all ages than ever before.  For some festival-goers, the focus will be on the food. Fresh, fantastic specialties, snacks and desserts from local food trucks and vendors will delight every palate: Brick Farm Market pulled pork and fresh juices, Aroy D Thai Elephant truck, Maddalena’s cheesecake on a stick, Kettle Korn, Philly Fry specialty fries, The Ice Cream parlor, New World Pizza, Sourland Coffee and more. Hillsborough Applebees will serve classic hamburgers and hot dogs and donate all proceeds to the Sourland Conservancy.

Several refreshing choices will be on tap in the adult beverage tent: Sourland Spirits, New Jersey’s first farm distillery since prohibition, will offer specialty drinks. Local beer will be provided by Flounder Brewing Company and Lone Eagle Brewing Company.  Unionville Vineyards will be serving their award-winning wines. Buy a Sourland Festival mug and receive a discount on beer refills.  Free water will be available all day – bring your refillable bottle! No coolers, please.

Also new this year, The Ryland Inn will provide an unforgettable VIP experience offering a superb buffet from renowned Executive Chef Chris Albrecht, using locally-sourced, sustainably-grown food, a unique Sourland Punch, and a $25 Ryland Inn gift certificate with each ticket – all in the VIP tent close to stage. A limited number of tickets are now available for $80. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit http://www.sourlandmusicfest.org/tickets/

For music-lovers, it’s all about the bands.  The Sourland Music Fest always features the finest local blues, jazz, folk and rock.  This year’s line-up offers more New Jersey favorites than ever: The John Ginty Band, JD Malone & The Experts, Tom Tallitsch, Russell Norkevich, Lisa Bouchelle, Karl Dietel 5, The High Hearts.  Visit http://www.sourlandmusicfest.org/lineup/ to see photos and bios of these amazing artists.

This year’s Fest will offer many new family-friendly features with hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids of all ages to enjoy: a Big Rock climbing wall, bouncy house, Sourland Cycles test track where participants can ride new cycles and electric bikes, timber frame construction demonstrations, live alpacas and wool demonstration, and the new Cool Critters environmental education area will introduce Fest guests to Sourland birds, bats, turtles, snakes, insects and more courtesy of Conserve Wildlife Foundation, Mercer County Park Commission, New Jersey Audubon Society-Plainsboro Preserve, New Jersey Beekeepers Association, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed and Swallow Hill Alpaca Farms.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.SourlandMusicFest.org.  All proceeds from the Sourland Music Festival support the Sourland Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region.

  • WHAT: 14th Annual Sourland Music Festival
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 3:00 – 10 pm (Rain date Sunday, June 18, 2:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • WHERE: The Polo Field at Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, 146 Wertsville Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • INFO: $25 Adult Admission Online; $35 Adult Admission Door; $80 Ryland Inn VIP Service (advance sales only), $10 Children Ages 7 – 12.
  • WHY: Proceeds from The Sourland Music Festival benefit the Sourland Conservancy, the only nonprofit dedicated solely to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain Region.  To learn more about this important organization, visit www.sourland.org


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