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Published: 2014/06/04

Pleasantville Music Festival Taps Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Augustana, Scars on 45 and More

The Tenth Annual Pleasantville Music Festival will feature performances from Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Augustana, Scars on 45 and more.

Tickets to the festival, which kicks off July 12, are available here.

Pleasantville Music Festival:

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers
Scars on 45
Leroy Justice
Jessica Lynn
Ben Fuller
Spuyten Duyvil
Erin Hobson Compact
Blues Mothers
American Pin-Up
Stone Cold Fox


There are 9 comments associated with this post

Pete Levine June 4, 2014, 15:50:38

A suggestion…it would really help if you include where the fest is. Saves people from doing a search to see if it’s doable.

Cliff June 4, 2014, 15:53:26

Well said, Pete. You would think it would be a priority.

jamesdinct June 4, 2014, 16:03:17

While clarification never hurts… What you are suggesting is a bit like asking the site to tell you where Austin City Limits Festival is if they were reporting on that. I mean it would be intelligent of the promoters to include precise location in their press release seeing you can never predict the general publics geographical knowledge but you need to think before posting too.

Wrong June 4, 2014, 19:53:37

“James,” you’re wrong. The site actually did the same thing in another festival post earlier today (since fixed, likely due to Pete’s comment) about the US National Whitewater Center. YOU are the one who needs to think before posting as this is an ongoing problem here, your sarcastic “example” of ACL notwithstanding.

jamesdinct June 4, 2014, 20:38:26

While I certainly am fine with you disagreeing with my opinion I am not quite sure you understood my “sarcastic” example. The site did not do the same thing earlier with a US National Whitewater Center post. To be clear it is not the same because US National Whitewater Center does not have the name of the town/city where the festival will take place in the title of the festival or the headline. The Pleasantville Music Festival does, because it is in Pleasantville. Therefore a further clarification of the location is not necessary except for to inform folks that do not have the geographical knowledge or general knowledge necessary to realize this. As noted it is always a good idea on the promoters part not to assume anything and be more precise.

Rob June 5, 2014, 10:03:38

Seems that at least NJ and NY have Pleasantvilles, perhaps other places as well. I clicked on this pagehoping to find out where it was, but no luck. Austin is pretty well known, with the TX state government seated there.

sojo June 5, 2014, 12:20:26

Thank God it’s not NJ- cause down here it’s really called unPleasantville..

jamesdinct June 5, 2014, 14:02:16

Good point Rob. Some people that visit this site are so damn quick to jump in with their criticism and venom when there is a simple mistake. I for one love the site and read it every day. Editing errors can be annoying but the hatred spewed by some trolls is over the top. I just thought it was funny when they complained about not knowing where the festival is when if they were paying attention it would have been apparent (to some).

MarZaPhiGar June 8, 2014, 06:38:21

Valid points, to be sure- BUT- as they say, “if you aren’t part of the solution…” yadayadayada…how about instead of just critiquing, ADD WHAT YOU FOUND OUT FOR YOURSELF (DUH?). For those that have an interest, the fest is in Pleasantville NY (Westchester Conty, next to Chappaqua). See? Easy!

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