The 2017 Festival season will begin this weekend at the Blue Marble Festival. This Earth Day celebration runs April 21-23 and will be held at Eddy Ridge Farms in Marion, about 30 minutes East of Rochester. The Blue Marble will feature some of the best regional acts around with many genres represented. Performances by Root Shock, Tyler Westcott, Barroom Philosophers, Subsoil, New Daze, Dirty Blanket, and many more. I could go on and on. Check the schedule. You will see it is a friendly, family reunion and a nice welcome to the 2017 season! Tickets are only $40 at the gate plus a $5 parking fee. Camping friendly as well!