This is a Community Announcement from the Off the Vine Festival. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit Community Announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at

Don’t miss an excellent music alternative in the Ithaca region, the “Off the Vine Festival,” Saturday, September 17th at Robert Treman State Park!  This second annual indie rock fest will be a magical all-day rock event featuring some of the best and brightest bands in New York including The Gunpoets!

Bands to perform are: Rena Guinn, Kitestring, Leo and the Maydays, The Ilium Works, Feed the Fire, Secret Service Men, Rachel Beverly, Metasequoia, Gunpoets, Rev Ezra, and Spazzare!

The Gunpoets use the voice as a weapon, words as bullets, and spread the universal message of peace, love, and justice through music.

“This live hip-hop band from Ithaca, runs with a positive message and uplifting performances which are a staple at regional festivals such as GrassRoots, Blue Heron & more”! – John Carter (Executive Producer at New Vine Records)

Off the Vine Festival is a family-friendly event featuring local craft, food, and beverage vendors particularly – Lucky Hare Brewing and South Hill Cider.