A Big Festival Just a Ferry Ride Away

August 26th, 2011

One of the best things about summertime is music festivals. But all too often you need to board a plane or hit the road to enjoy them. Traveling can be fun, except when it isn’t. Sometimes you want all the fun without all the effort, which works out great. Because if you haven’t heard, Dave Matthews Band Caravan hits South Island Field at Governors Island today (and tonight). Saturday’s and Sunday’s shows have been postponed—ticket holders for those days can attend today instead—and new dates will be announced once they’re confirmed. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The weather for the next two days appears to be less than stellar, but today is another story. And the lineup is terrific: Dave Matthews Band (above, playing “Dancing Nancies”),  O.A.R., Citizen Cope, Soulive, Vieux Farka Touré and the Wood Brothers. You can expect more than eight hours of eclectic, nonstop music in a great setting just a ferry ride away. Really, what else are you gonna do? For ferry information and answers to other questions, please go here.