This Weekend’s Rosendale Music Festival

The Rosendale Street Fair is happening this Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in Rosendale. Thousands of people from all over will come to experience some of the Hudson Valley’s best crafts, food, and music. What I love about the Rosendale Street Fair is that it’s a great opportunity to express oneself through music, dance and my favorite part, fashion. When it comes to my own personal style, I’ve always looked to other parts of my life to put together a unique outfit. A lot of music draws its influences from the great jazz, blues and rock bands of the past in the same way my vintage fashion sense allows me to draw from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as inspiration.No where does music and fashion come together in a more eclectic dance than at the Rosendale Street Fair.
The following are some of the bands I’ll be sure to check out: 
Acoustic Sun, performing on the Mountain stage on Saturday at 1pm has been described as “psychedelic rock reggae.” They have performed in upstate New York and NYC, as well as in Woodstock and New Paltz. Their songs aim to open your mind to a transcendental experience.  What fun to experience that wearing ……
Gold Tunic Vintage 70 Boho Ethnic Mini Silk Tunic Sz S to Sz M
Performing at the Firehouse stage on Saturday afternoon is Big Bowl of Soul. Here is a tribute band that takes you back to the great decade of soul, the 1960’s.  They’ll be performing lesser known soul masterpieces with “a touch of jazz, a dash of funk and a whole lot of rockin’.” Makes me think of wearing………
Vintage 80s Jordache Red Summer Dress. Sz XS to  Sz S
The Compact is a band of muscians who write their own music.  Their sound ranges from alternative pop-punk to funky folk. You can always count on the lead singers Hobson and Ross to provide an uplifting, light atmosphere. Hobson will undoubtedly draw you in with his smooth vocals and guitar rifts while you feel Ross’ bass weave through the crowd. I could certainly see myself dancing to them while wearing……..
Vintage 60s Yo Yo Vest.  Boho Patchwork Vest. Sz M
Melinda Dimaio, her music style is a bit of jazz and folk and country.  She’s been described as “Patsy Cline meets Billy Holiday” I could wear ……
Vintage 60s Orange Shoes. Lily Dolce. Sz 5.5. Pointy toe High Heel
Joey Eppard is a great singer/songwriter and phenomenal guitarist.  His guitar technique has been described as  a combination of “Spanish flamenco style and slap bass techniques.”  I can see myself dancing to his music wearing……
Vintage 50s Cocktail Dress. Bombshell Dress w Circle Skirt. Sz M
Grey Horizon is a Hudson Valley tri who draw upon a variety of obscure 50’s, 60’s & 70’s musical influences.  They’ve created a sound  they like to describe as “Classic Rock you’ve never heard before!”  “Alt-pop to Americana and Funk to Folk.” Talk about eclectic I could see any of the band members wearing….
Vintage 60s Mens Shirt. Bold Red. Deadstock. Darwin. Sz M to Sz L Sz 16.5
Mad Satta is certainly one of the next up and coming bands in the Hudson This neo-soul jazz group, performing Saturday night, is made up of young, very talented musicians. Valley. Joanna Teters, a personal friend of mine, has a very unique voice and sense of style. Her soulful, exotic sound dips into all sorts of genres, including jazz, blues, reggae and Brazilian. I could see myself kicking back and relaxing to them while wearing …………….
Vintage 40s 50s Wide leg Pants. Pink Lime Green Floral Pants. Sz XXS to Sz XS
Pitchfork Militia has mastered the combination of country, blues, and rock & roll. This combo led them to the term “Apocobility” to describe their loud, fast and fun persona. This three-piece band is great for any audience and I could certainly see myself rocking out to them in……….
1960s Squaw Dress. Dance Dress. Rockabilly Red. As Is. Sz S
Although The Trapps combine a variety of Americana, folk, and rock & roll music from the past, they create a sound that is completely unique. What I find interesting about this band is their deep roots to New Paltz, the Shawangunk Mountains and how they incorporate this magnificent mountain range into their music. Similar to mountain climbers, this band is constantly alert, aware, and willing to take risks in order to move forward. The Trapps have been features on WAMC’s Northeast Public Radio and can be heard on over 200 radio stations across the country. I could certainly see myself wearing …………………
Vintage 70s Maxi. Romantic Gown Boho Dress Sz M
I’ve recently seen The John Shraders band at Club Hellsinky in Hudson, and boy can they perform! They are certainly one of my favorite rock bands in the area with a great guitarist and vocalist. They’ve even shared stages with Letterman’s Band, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Sting and many others!
Summer Blouse Cover Up Vintage 70s Brilliant Color Floral Top. Sz S to Sz M
Going to this festival reminds me of the abundant source of talen we have right here in the Hudson Valley. It inspires me to get in touch with my own creativity and all i have to do is look to my Judy Go Vintage closet for inspiration. The important thing to remember is that self-expression takes many forms, whether it be music, art or fashion.
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