Feedback: moe.down Returns to Turin
moe.down, the popular jam band festival, returns to its roots in Lewis County this weekend.
The three day concert kicks off Friday afternoon, and runs through Sunday evening.
"It's really more comfortable, it feels like home," said moe's manager, Jon Topper.
For the last two years, the music festival was held in Herkimer County. With its return to Snow Ridge, 5,000 people are expected, along with a small boom for local business.
"These people are going to buy gas, ice, and they're going to buy all kinds of different things," said David Pendergast, county manager.
At the same time, moe.down will cost the county, mostly in the form of extra law enforcement on duty.
"Is there a lot of drinking and illicit narcotics involved? Absolutely," said Sheriff Mike Carpinelli. "But we've been fortunate enough that it hasn't spilled out in tothe community."
In fairness, the crowd does good as well, over and above the money it spends. This year, there are fund-raisers for both Turin's library and South Lewis Central school.
"99.999 percent of the people are just great people that come here to enjoy and relax and have a great weekend."
For more information on the festival, see the official site here.
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