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Weekend Pass Tickets On Sale Now

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Weekend Pass Tickets On Sale Now

For a limited time we will offer the best value in Fest tickets with the Weekend Pass. Purchase yours today and know you are helping keep this Fest alive. Great lineup all weekend! Events start [...]

NEW – Artwork Contest

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on NEW – Artwork Contest

Design the artwork for this year's festival shirts and posters! Submission Deadline - May 31, 2019 If you or someone you know is an artist and would like to create official artwork for the 14th Annual [...]

2019 Picker’s Tent To Be Hosted By Dragonfly Music Café

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 Picker’s Tent To Be Hosted By Dragonfly Music Café

We are excited to announce that the Dragonfly Music Café of Somerville, NJ will be hosting the pickers tent at the 2019 Aiken & Friends Music Fest - North Branch on the RVCC campus [...]

Story – Evolution of A Grassroots Fest

A few words from Mike Aiken about how the Aiken & Friends Fest came to be…

“It is the fantastic result of looking for an area to host an Americana/Acoustic sort of festival. It started with my desire to start a low-key music festival that would feature mostly Americana and acoustic music… from sea chanteys to bluegrass, blues to singer/songwriter. Geographically the area had to be accessible by and have accommodations for boats, motorcycles, RVs, camping, B&Bs etc.  The location also needed to have a good vibe of it’s own. So as I’ve traveled and toured I’ve kept my eyes and ears open for the right locale. Locations have evolved, but each has had it’s special quality that makes a great venue for this Fest.

Beginning in 2005, the Fest had a home in Smithfield, Virginia. In 2017 we began working with Mr. Alan Liddell, Arts Director of the Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. Aiken & Friends Fest – North Branch has taken root on theRVCC campus where we look forward to many years of promoting and supporting original music. Join us…

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