WNTI Stage Offers 3 Days Of Music, And Comedy, Too

The Grand Slambovians, pictured, will perform Friday, July 15, at the WNTI Stage music festival.

WNTI Stage has enjoyed a solid reputation of offering an eclectic mix of music and this year will be no different as a variety of musical genres will dot the two stages over the course of three days.

WNTI Stage, presented by WNTI.ORG from Centenary University, will take place Friday through Sunday, July 15-17.

“We’ve always prided ourselves in bringing a variety of diverse musical styles to our festival, from folk to rock to blues and more,” said Melanie Thiel, Development Manager for WNTI. “Really, that’s what sets us apart from many other festivals.”

WNTI Stage is always willing to try something new, too. And this year, on Sunday, the headliner is none other than New Jersey comedic icon, Uncle Floyd.

“We wanted to change things up a bit this year, and Uncle Floyd fit the bill!” said Thiel.

Presented in partnership with Kennedy Event Services, WNTI Stage, now in its fifth year, takes place at the Lions Pavilion on Route 46 in Knowlton Township. It has become a weekend-long party for enthusiasts of the music festival scene. In addition to the non-stop music, there’s plenty of food and beverages, and some of the region’s most phenomenal crafters and vendors. 

This year’s sponsors include Century Link, Gallagher’s Plumbing and Heating, Horizon Services, Inc., PocoNote, LLC, RP Machine, Minglewood Kennels, Direct Millwork, and First Hope Bank.

The festival opens Friday night with blues and soul act, Slam Allen, and WNTI favorites, The Grand Slambovians. Saturday night features national favorites Los Straightjackets and Garland Jeffreys, along with the Grip Weeds. In addition to Uncle Floyd, Sunday’s lineup includes Incendio, Bovine Social Club and the Dana Gaynor Band. Many other acts are in the line-up, as well, with two stages filling every weekend minute. The full schedule can be found at www.wntistage.org.

Friday hours are 6-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., and Sunday, 12-7 p.m. The charge for admittance is $20 Friday and Sunday, and $25 Saturday. A 3-day pass is only $50 until the end of June. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is also free.

The food menu is as diverse as the music, with everything from seafood to vegetarian to American Classic food. Vendors selling a variety of products from jewelry to funky tee-shirts will also be on hand.

Organizers only ask that guests leave the coolers and pets at home.  

Tickets and discount three day passes are now available online at www.wnti.org or www.wntistage.org.

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