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Kat Wright to headline inaugural Northern Current festival

Kat Wright to headline inaugural Northern Current festival

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Kat Wright will headline the inaugural year of Northern Current, a new, daylong music festival in the heart of the Adirondacks.

The sultry soul singer and her band from Burlington, Vermont, take the stage at Saranac Lake’s scenic Riverside Park alongside an eclectic mix of music on Sunday, Sept. 1, for this free, family-friendly day of fun.  

Next on the lineup is House of Waters, a Brooklyn-based trio that plays world music rooted in the hammered dulcimer. From Rochester, N.Y., Mosaic Foundation brings in roots, ska, dub, dance-hall and beyond. Chestnut Grove is a group of best friends from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, who will play high-energy rock and roll. And Mal Maiz is an Afro-Latino orchestra based in Burlington, Vermont, headed up by Costa Rican “Brujo” Maiz Vargas Sandoval that features both traditional and modern flair with cumbia, latin, reggae and Afro-Carribean sounds.

Rounding out the schedule are Arthur Buezo, the growling solo act for the guitar player of the Saranac Lake-based Blind Owl Band, and Soma Beats, an African dance troupe out of Lake Placid, N.Y.

This lineup is still being finalized. Organizers expect to announce a handful of additions soon.

To stay up to date on festival info, go to or join the flow on social media: @NorthernCurrentADK on Facebook and Instagram, and @NorthernCrntADK on Twitter.

This nonprofit event is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. It’s also supported by generous sponsors: North Country Community College, Adirondack Health, Little Italy Pizzeria, the Waterhole, Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Tell Media, High Peak Concepts LLC, Long Run Wealth Advisors, Coakley Home and Hardware, Stewart’s Shops, Taylor Rental, the Hotel Saranac, Fiddlehead Bistro, Stewart’s Shops, Cape Air and Adirondack Foundation’s Adirondack Gives program. Additional sponsors can be found at

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