Save The Date: Borderland Music + Arts Festival Returns September 18-19

After a year fraught with challenges and shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Borderland Music + Arts Festival sounds a hopeful note with the announcement that it will be returning to bucolic Knox Farm State Park, NY in early fall. Set for September 18-19, the festival will pick up where it left off (albeit on a smaller scale) after being forced to cancel in 2020 with plans to celebrate the Buffalo/Niagara regions’ shared cultural experience including food, art and music. 

Knox Farm State Park


The festival, which has hosted jam, bluegrass and Americana stars such as Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, The Revivalists, Mavis Staples, and The Wood Brothers, has worked hard to survive. Festival organizers created a handful of music-and-farm-to-table experiences while feeding the local economy and supporting area musicians and now look ahead to September. 

Gov’t Mule – photo courtesy of David Lee / Gypsyshooter


“We really are looking ahead to create a safe and positive celebration this fall”, said organizer Jennifer Brazil. “Like many others, we were hit hard this past year and really miss that connection of community. I feel like we all could use this breath of fresh air. The power of music is so healing, and we want to be able to bring that on whatever level we can”.

Borderland publicity photo

The festival is working closely with the State of New York and Erie County and will continue to operate under all social distancing and COVID guidelines. There will be an initial, limited amount of tickets for sale with hopes that things will continue to progress throughout the summer.


“Blind faith” tickets are on sale now, and Borderland will announce more details in the coming weeks. For more information and how to purchase tickets, click on the links below.


Borderland Music + Arts Festival






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