Nile Rodgers Hosts 2nd Annual All-Star FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards
Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers will produce, perform, and host the second annual Freak Out Let’s Dance (FOLD) Festival®, an all-star, three-day concert to be presented at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, 2016. After the extraordinary success of last year’s inaugural festival, Rodgers has expanded FOLD and curated three uniquely themed nights, featuring trailblazing music legends including Bette Midler (performing with Nile Rodgers and CHIC) and Earth, Wind & Fire plus cutting edge contemporary acts like DNCE featuring Joe Jonas, DJ Cassidy, and Emin.
Rodgers and his multi-platinum band CHIC will perform each night and also headline a special show starring fellow disco pioneers K.C. & the Sunshine Band and The Village People. Co-produced by Peter Herman of Nile Rodgers Productions, FOLD Festival is the premier music event of summer 2016 and the only music festival of its kind on Long Island. FOLD’s “funky exuberance” (Rolling Stone) drew thousands of music fans and was voted the #1 Event On Long Island for 2015. Additionally, FOLD sparked several tweetable and hashtag-worthy moments, from Rodgers improvising a “guitar duel” with Keith Urban to Janelle Monáe and Duran Duran joining Rodgers for the very first live performance of their hit single “Pressure Off.”
FOLD 2016 promises to deliver the ultimate live music experience. Rodgers has personally invited each artist to participate in this year’s festival, creating a kaleidoscope of styles, spontaneity, and excitement that only happens at FOLD. Indeed, Rodgers’ own groundbreaking work as a songwriter, producer, and founder of CHIC is the driving force behind music icons and future legends sharing the same stage amidst one of the most scenic landscapes on Long Island.
The three-tiered ticket packages are available for this monumental cross-pollination of music. FOLD Festival Supports The We Are Family Foundation, East End Arts and The Riverhead Police Athletic League. All ages are welcome:
- GA — $99 (per day) Includes free parking and free shuttle from the Riverhead train station
- GOLD VIP — $299 (per day): VIP access to the GOLD Stage Viewing Section GOLD VIP commemorative laminate and matching lanyard Access to the GOLD VIP Tent & Lounge with includes the following: Welcome Glass of White or Red Wine, or Premium Beer Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres Private VIP Cash Bar Unlimited Bottled Water Complimentary VIP Parking Access to VIP Restrooms for the duration of the event
- PLATINUM — $499 (per day) Exclusive Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with Nile Rodgers and other select artists* VIP Access to Pre-Event sound check* VIP Access to the Platinum Stage Viewing Section – closest position to the Stage Access to the Platinum VIP Tent & Lounge which includes the following: Welcome Bellini, Prosecco, White or Red Wine Sangria, or Premium Beer Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres Complimentary Three Course Meal Complimentary Two Glasses of MCV Red or White Wine or Two Premium Beers Private VIP Cash Bar Unlimited Bottle Water One FOLD Festival Gift.