Why You Need To Go To Hollystock 2015

Woodstock may be long gone but the 4th annual Hollystock Music and Arts Festival is returning to Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 8th. This town-wide event, hosted by Main Street Mount Holly and Township of Mount Holly, will feature food trucks, local vendors, open art galleries, and Mount Holly’s two craft breweries The Village Idiot Brewing Company and Spellbound Brewing, along with event sponsor, Flying Fish Beer. If that doesn’t convince you to head over the bridge, here are a few other reasons why you should re-consider…

Benefits a Great Cause

Members from the Army and Navy Patriot Games teams race to fill as many boxes of food during the third leg of the Patriot Games Dec. 10, in Philadelphia. In less than 18 minutes, the two teams filled 156 boxes filled with food that will be distributed in the local community. West Point takes a 50-25 lead into the final competition of Patriot Games, cadets and mids will kick field goals prior to the 111 Army/Navy football game to determine the winner of the 2010 Patriot Games Photo by Tommy Gilligan/USMA

Photo by West Point – The U.S. Military Academy via Flickr

Event-goers can help support local food banks by visiting the Philabundance booth located at the festival. Part of the proceeds from V.I.P. packages also go towards the organization.

Awesome Selection of Local (Rock!) Artists


Photo by Reji B. Photography, courtesy of Hollystock 

Hollystock will host 40 artists on three outdoor stages throughout the day, with many artists being from the Philadelphia/tri-state area. Some of the strongest local rock bands will play, including Rock On Philly’s May Artist of the Month Nik GreeleyCold Roses, who opened up this year’s 93.3 MMRBQ; Kid Felix, who also have played the MMRBQ in the past and have been featured on 93.3 WMMR and Radio 104.5. Returning acts to Hollystock include the legendary John Faye (of The CaulfieldsJohn & Brittany), who will sweep us away with new music and has also performed most recently at Radio 104.5’s June 12 Summer Block Party, and the warriors of Soraia, who have been included in WMMR’s Jaxon’s Local Shots and will surely kick major derriere with the best of them… as well as many, many more!

National Talent 

Major talent headlining the festival include Rusted Root, who are known for their unique fusion of acoustic rock and world music, and Bianca Ryan, the first ever Grand Prize winner of the NBC show America’s Got Talent. Her newest single “Alice,” released last month, has gained international attention and has over 500,000 views on YouTube.

Free To Enter!

Gif by reddit.com via giphy/Wayne’s World

How many all-day festivals can you think of where tickets are free? Just remember to bring money for the craft beer and local eateries! V.I.P. packages are also available which include a folding chair, event T-shirt, and a V.I.P. pass lanyard for access to artist meet-and-greets!

Convenient and Quaint Location  

Photo by Bill Blevins via Flickr

Hollystock is located in the historic and quaint Main Street of Mount Holly, a town that was founded in 1688. Mount Holly is only about 40 minutes away from Philadelphia, making it a relatively easy day trip.

Still not convinced? Get more info about the V.I.P. package, directions, and set times at www.hollystockfestival.com. Look for updates on Facebook and Twitter @HollystockF!

What are you most excited for at Hollystock 2015?  Tell us in the comments below!

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