Bow Thayer's 3-day Tweed River Fest in Vermont confirms Lineup

This August 16th-18th, Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck will host the fifth annual Tweed River Music Festival, where more than 25 bands will perform amidst the flowering green mountains and lazy rivers of Stockbridge, VT. See below for a list of confirmed artists.

Described by Thayer as "the best big little blowout of the summer" and "the festival for folks who don't really dig festivals," Tweed Festival attendance is capped at 2,000 fans, giving it an intimate vibe that feels more like an old-school Vermont outdoor party than a major music festival. The site is located on an old farm near the junction of routes 100 and 107.

Originally started as a "picking party" at Thayer's mountainside cabin nearly 10 years ago, the festival has become a much-anticipated yearly tradition, and a showcase for a diverse lineup of some of New England's best independent and unsigned bands.

What is it that keeps folks coming back to the Tweed Festival, year after year?

"You can learn to hula hoop, play Tweed potato, take in a puppet show, go tubing on the river, dance your face off, and then relax in the coolest swimming hole you ever dipped your bones in," Thayer says. "Or, you can just plant yourself in a lawn chair with a beverage of your choice and take in the natural beauty of the area, while a state-of-the-art sound system surrounds your molecular structure with music."

On-site camping near the stage is available, along with secluded sites in the woods and designated RV locations.

Tickets are on sale now at along with directions, on-site rules and other details.

Catch the Tweed River bus on tour with Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck for a chance to buy discounted tickets to this year's festival. For a list of dates where the bus will be located (excluding Alaska dates), visit:

Stream a playlist of tracks from this year's participating artists here:

Join us at the 2013 Tweed River Music Festival, and see music how nature intended it. GO TWEED!


CAMPFIRE SET w/ Rusty Belle
Tim Gearan
Mellow Bravo
Garvy J
White Dynomite
Bow Thayer Past&Future
Lowell Thompson
The Pilgrims

CAMPFIRE SET w/ Session Americana
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck
No Small Children
Ghosts Of Jupiter
Cold Satellite
Andrea Gillis Band
The Blue Ribbons
Glenn Yoder
Hayward Williams

Waylon Speed
The Curtis Mayflower
Billy Wylder
John Powhida PDX
Big Jon Short
Flora Temple
Cousins Project (Mayone|Stykos)
No Strings Marionettes

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