When I heard that there was an indoor festival happening on my way home from seeing Phish at Madison Square Garden I knew I had to check it out. Rock the Resort took place in Kerhonkson, NY at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa outside of New Paltz on Dec 4-6. The ride there was a little sketch since it had started snowing and the road was hilly and windy to get there. They actually closed the road behind us so many performers had trouble getting there and the schedule was a little out of whack. The staff handled it very well and if you never looked at the schedule you wouldn't know that things weren't happening when they were supposed to.
Some bands that were featured were Lettuce, Tyrone Wells, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, DF Logic, Rubblebucket Orchestra, Jaden, Skerik, KRS-1, Melvin Seals and JGB, Zach Deputy, Break Science and much more. A bonus of this festival was that all the artists were stuck at the resort and were hanging out at the restaurants, the bar, or on the couches in the lobby.
As a healthy hippie I love to focus on the healthy, happy, and green aspects of festivals. Here is what I saw at Rock the Resort.
They had many food options for the Rock the Resort guests. Skerik even told me they had a good tofu dish on the buffet.
In the artist hospitality room they had some fruit as well as veggies and dip so the performers wouldn't go on stage hungry
There were couches for the rock stars to talk about rock star stuff.
Not only was the festival kid friendly...
but it was dog friendly too!
People got their exercise by dancing
by racing down ramps on roller chairs
and by hoopin!
Now some shots of the music