17th Annual Sourland Festival Rocks the Mountain

The Sourland Mountain Festival, presented by Unionville Vineyards, returns on Saturday, July 23 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes. Purchase discounted advance-sale tickets online for adults and young people (12-18); children under 12 enter free. For more information, visit http://www.SourlandMountainFest.com. Proceeds benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

New Jersey musical artists featured at this year’s festival include The Outcrops, Rainbow Fresh, and James Popik and Supernova.

The Outcrops band tag plays rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and soul. Their original songs feature lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Cassidy Rain, whose vocals have been compared to those of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi.

Jersey rock band Rainbow Fresh plays terrific driving music: tough, hard-rocking, highway songs, built around propulsive six-string riffs. Frontman Rich Seiner has a strong voice, a better guitar sound, and a library of classic rock favorites that he’s inspired by.

James Popik and Supernova are an eight-piece juggernaut playing classic and modern jazz with a jam vibe. You just might wanna dance!

Throughout the day, festival attendees will enjoy the best in local food, craft beer, award-winning wine and spirits, local artists, and craft vendors and services. The VIP Experience provided by The Ryland Inn returns this year with light snacks available throughout the day and a wonderful full buffet meal provided during the evening, prepared by renowned Executive Chef Chris Albrecht, who uses only locally sourced and responsibly grown products. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance, and you must be 21 years of age or older. To learn more, visit www.SourlandMountainFest.com/vip-experience/

Teen and adult volunteers are needed before, during, and after the festival. Volunteers receive free admission, a volunteer T-shirt, and refreshments. Go to www.SourlandMountainFest.com/volunteer/.

The Sourland Mountain Festival thanks Festival Presenting Sponsor Unionville Vineyards and VIP Sponsor The Ryland Inn, as well as Sourland Conservancy Business partners: Sourland Cycles, Sourland Mountain Spirits, The Bent Spoon, Dandelion Wishes, the Bank of Princeton, TechNeed, Pinelands Nursery, and Kilbourne & Kilbourne. Sponsor information is available for interested businesses at: www.SourlandMountainFest/com /sponsors/