NORTH ADAMS -- The Range miniature-golf course and driving range is about to become electronica-ly charged -- not to mention an infusion of alt-rock, funk and metal in the form of the inaugural MyGlo festival.
The brainchild of city resident Jon Del Sordo -- a.k.a. DJ Elixer -- MyGlo is a day-long music festival featuring local music, crafts and other entertainment Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Range on Curran Highway.
"There's a lot of good and different things that needed to be brought to the table," Del Sordo said. "Upwards of 90 percent of the artists are local."
The festival, which Del Sordo said is the result of hard work by not just him, but several individuals, was put together in less than a month. He hit the streets, began talking to business owners, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students, and local artists.
"It just all came together so fluid, it was so remarkable," he said. "It's for the community. I just want it to be like a happy environment where we all hang out It's really just hitting all markets of what this town can do."
The idea sprung from a prior event, CityGlo, an electronic dance music (EDM) rave hosted by Desperados on Eagle Street and starring Del Sordo in his DJ Elixer role, DJ Anonymous and Sam Boyden -- a.k.a DJ iamsam.
Originally, MyGlo was supposed to be an expanded version of CityGlo, but as more diverse entertainment was signed up to perform, it became less about EDM and more about the community as a whole.
"It's your festival. That's the idea," Del Sordo said. "I'm excited to see the mix of the daytime audience and the nighttime audience."
While most of the artists are local, a few are from out of the area, such as Ithaca, N.Y.-based group SOLARiS.
SOLARiS is a band that achieves an EDM sound using traditional rock instruments performed live in order to avoid sounding pre-programmed or pre-set like some EDM bands do, according to SOLARiS drummer Dan Scott Lyons.
"We want our music and everything we do to have a homegrown, organic feeling," he said. "We take a bit of everything."
Del Sordo hopes to see the festival continue to grow from year to year and attain the feeling of a big festival, but remain made up mostly of people who are already in the area.
"I really just want it to progress into a community of people. I think it will grow to a camping size festival," he said.
Food and drink will be provided Saturday by El Coche Taco Truck, Village Pizza, Bratwurst Cart and The Local. Beer is available for those over 21. Crafts vendors include Thumbspun Jewelry, Clark Candles and FoundART by Jessica Sweeny.
Tickets are $15 and include one round of miniature golf. They are available at the door or through the MCLA Market place, Eagle Street Music on Main, and Head Eaze in North Adams. There will be a free van shuttle service for MCLA students starting at 1 p.m.