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The Lounge Stage is the brain child of Scott Jones, Ethan Baird and Jake Bush and takes place at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival each year on Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm in the Dance Tent. Which one of the three had the original idea is somewhat controversial, but all three have been key to making the stage a success and at the end of the day that is what really matters (how's that for politically correct).

 

Ethan Baird - Co Artistic Director and bookings

Ethan is a founding member of Folk/Americana band Pesky J Nixon where he plays guitar, sings and writes songs. Ethan is well known on the folk scene particularly in New England and along with Jake is responsible for booking the bands for the Lounge stage. Pesky J Nixon has been a featured artist at NERFA in 2011, an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge in 2011 and a most wanted artist at Falcon Ridge in 2012. Their recent Red Ducks album is currently climbing the Folk DJ charts. For information about appearing on The Lounge Stage Ethan may be contacted at esbaird@gmail.com

 

Jake Bush - Co Artistic Director and bookings

Jake is a founding member of Folk/Americana band Pesky J Nixon where he plays accordion, sings and writes songs, Jake is also a member of the Baker Thomas Band. Jake is well known on the folk scene particularly in New England and along with Ethan is responsible for booking the bands for the Lounge stage. Pesky J Nixon has been a featured artist at NERFA in 2011, an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge in 2011 and a most wanted artist at Falcon Ridge in 2012. Their recent Red Ducks album is currently climbing the Folk DJ charts. For information about appearing on The Lounge Stage Jake may be contacted at jakebush@gmail.com.

 

Scott Jones - Technical director

Scott is the technical director of the Lounge Stage responsible for all of the physical equipment - the stage canopy, sound system, lighting and generators. Scott is a former professional sound man who now does sound and lighting as a hobby. Scott has worked for nearly thirty years in high tech around New England as an engineer, engineering manager and Vice President. For technical questions about the Lounge Stage you can contact Scott at sjones@theloungestage.com.

 

For more information on the Lounge Stage story and who is who download The Performers Guide to the Lounge Stage (Updated on 1/17/2017)

 

What kind of bands do you book?

We primarily book folk/americana bands. We try to have a mix each year of acts that we are introducing to Falcon Ridge, acts that have been selected to perform in the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists Show Case in that year and Falcon Ridge Main Stage acts. We have been very fortunate that main stage acts such as Buskin & Batteau, We're About 9, John Gorka, Peter Mulvey and Brother Son have been willing to appear on our stage. The quality of the music we have had the privilege of presenting is remarkable and is the reason the stage has been so successful. Booking typically takes place several months before Falcon Ridge.

 

For more information on bookings download The Performers Guide to the Lounge Stage (Updated on 1/17/2017)

 

 

The Lounge Stage By The Numbers

 

Year Acts Artists Songs Estimated attendance
2010
20
35
66
150
2011
21
47
66
200
2012
18*
37*
43*
150*
2013
20
51
60
250
2014
18**
42
61
300
2015
22
40
68

400

2016
21
36
66
300
2017

20

34
62
350
To-date
160
322
492
2,100

* 2012 numbers were down due to rain

** 2014 was more band heavy with less rounds

 

 

 

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