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GRASSROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL IS HERE! Full Lineup, Playlist, Schedule, and Recommendations

The 28th Annual Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance has arrived. Grassroots will begin Thursday July 19th and run through Sunday July 22. There is still time to purchase your pre-sale festival tickets for $125 here! Camping is a lot different this year! Learn more and purchase tickets here

As anyone who knows Rochester Groovecast well is likely already aware, this is our favorite music festival of the summer. Below is Rochester Groovecast’s full performance agenda. Also included is an official Spotify playlist and the entire lineup and schedule.

If you are still on the fence, PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT! BUY YOUR TICKET SOON AND I’LL SEE YOU THERE! If you’re already on the list, use this post as a music literary for the weekend.

ROCHESTER GROOVECAST’S OFFICIAL GRASSROOTS PLAYLIST

Following the announcement of the 2018 Grassroots lineup, I created a Spotify playlist highlighting this year’s festival!

FULL LINEUP

DONNA THE BUFFALO WELCOMES…

Patty GriffinToots and the MaytalsThe Wood Brothers Valerie June – Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band – Sidi Touré – Steve Riley & The Mamou PlayboysRyan Montbleau Band – Driftwood – Seratones – Sim Redmond Band – DakhaBrakha – LADAMA – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Preston Frank & His Zydeco Family Band – Jim Lauderdale – The Campbell Brothers – Big Mean Sound Machine – Gunpoets – The Blind Spots – Uma Galera – Eilen Jewell – Walter Mouton & The Scott Playboys – Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde – Thousands of One– The Town Pants – Samite of Uganda – Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People – Mac Benford & Up South – Root Shock – The Speckers – Stone Cold Miracle – Keith Secola & The Wild Band of Indians – Hank Roberts – Black Castle– Flying Clouds of South Carolina – Ithaca Bottom Boys – Sihasin – Cortadito – Moontee Sinquah – M.A.K.U. – Richie and Rosie – Double Tiger – Kevin Kinsella – Johnny Dowd – Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe – Mosaic Foundation – Empire Kings – The Dirty Pennies Mary LorsonFall Creek Brass BandNonstop to Cairo – Izzy True – Tenzin Chopak – Jennie Lowe Stearns – Ithaca Underground w/ Palleon, Rill Ghosties, Lady D and the Shadow Spirits, Wackgenius, & Robot Detective – The Grady Girls – The Notorious Stringbusters – December Wind –Bess Greenberg – Vee Da Bee – Laila Belle – Home Remedy – Bronwen Exter – Kenny T & Wildfire – Uniit Carruyo – DJ Cappel – Calico Moon – HectorWorks SoundSystem – Dead Sea Squirrels – Move-Along Songs w/ John and Diane –GrassRoots Chamber Orchestra – Bubba George Stringband

FULL SCHEDULE

ROCHESTER GROOVECAST’S MUST SEE PERFORMANCES:

THURSDAY

1:30pm: BUBBA GEORGE STRINGBAND- Infield (Folk/Bluegrass)

 5:30pm: THE BLIND SPOTS- Infield (Rock/Indie)

7:15pm: DONNA THE BUFFALO- Infield (Roots/Groove)

 8:00pm: SIDI TOURE- Grandstand (Gao Afrobeat)

 830pm: EILEN JEWEL- Grandstand (Americana)

9:30pm: TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS- Infield (Reggae/Ska)

10:30pm: LADAMA- Grandstand (Latin AmericanAlternative)

10:30pm: THOUSANDS OF ONE- Dance Tent (Reggae/Fusion)

1130pm: KEITH FRANK- Infield (Zydeco)

12:00am: DANIELLE PONDER & The Tomorrow People- Grandstand (R&B/Funk/Soul/Hip Hop)

FRIDAY


 5:00pm: Jim Lauderdale- Grandstand (Americana/Roots)

6:00pm: RICHIE & ROSIE- Dance Tent (Roots)

7:00pm: VALERIE JUNE- Dance Tent (Organic Moonshine Roots)

8:30pm: PATTY GRIFFIN- Infield (Folk)

9:00pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND- Grandstand (Folk Rock/Soul)

1030pm: BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE- Infield (Afrobeat/Funk/Dance)

11:00pm: DAKHA BRAKHA- Grandstand (Ethno-chaos/World/Ukranian

1215am: GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD- Infield (Reggae/Psychedelic Roots)

12:45am: UMA GALERA- Grandstand (Latin Rock/Reggae/Funk)

SATURDAY


2:45pm: DOUBLE TIGER- Dance Tent (Reggae/Dancehall/Dub)

4:00pm: KEVIN KINSELLA- Infield (Reggae/Roots/Soul)

4:45pm: SAMITE OF UGANDA- Grandstand (Ugandan World Music)

5:45pm: THE TOWN PANTS- Infield (Celtic Rock)

6:30pm: TAINA ASILI- Dance Tent (Afro-Caribbean, Reggae)

7:00pm: MOSAIC FOUNDATION- Cabaret (Reggae)

7:30pm: SERATONES- Infield (Rock/Indie)

8:00pm: THE WOOD BROTHERS- Infield (Folk Rock)

10:00pm: The CAMPBELL BROTHERS- Grandstand (Sacred Steel Gospel)

10:00pm: BLACK CASTLE- Dance Tent (Reggae Fusion)

12:00am: SIM REDMOND BAND- Grandstand (Roots Rock/Afro-Carribiean)

12:00am: Keith Frank- ALL NIGHT Dance Tent (Zydeco)

12:30am: ROOT SHOCK- Infield (Reggae/Soul)

SUNDAY


11:30am: MONTEE SINQUAH- Dance Tent (World Champion Hoop Dancer)

2:00pm: HAPPINESS PARADE (Set up at 1pm)- Art Barn

2:30pm: M.A.K.U- Grandstand (Folklore/Rock)

4:30pm: DRIFTWOOD- Infield (Folk/Rock/Americana)

5:45pm: KEITH SECOLA- Grandstand (Native Americana)

5:45pm: THE DIRTY PENNIES- Cabaret (Hard Rock/ Blues)

7:30pm- DONNA THE BUFFALO & FRIENDS ALL STAR JAM- Infield

PRESS MATERIALS FROM THE 2017 GRASSROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

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