One of the most important and influential indie-rock bands of the last few decades, the Hold Steady (above), will be headlining Brooklyn@Belleayre, a handful of hip downstate bands, at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, August 30 starting at 6 p.m. Craig Finn’s impassioned bar-rock band has long supplied the subdued indie scene with its Springsteen inflammations, its bard-rock ambitions and its beat narratives. Finn has always been up to the challenge as a poet and as a performer.
The Hold Steady are not for everyone, but their fans are every bit as loyal and inspired as the Boss’s. Joining the Hold Steady for this multi-stage date will be Brooklyn up-and-comers Big Data, Lily & the Parlour Tricks and Joni Fatora.
Tickets for the Brooklyn@Bellearye range from $66, $56 and $46 for pavilion seating to $26 for the lawn. For tickets or information, contact the Belleayre Music Festival at (800) 942-6904, extension 1344, or visit https://belleayremusic.org. Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain on Route 28 in Highmount.