Indigo Girls, Ricky Skaggs, and Donna the Buffalo Headline Grassroots

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its 26th annual 4-day event from July 21st to July 24th in Trumansburg, NY. The festival will host more than 80 bands and performers featuring local as well as national and international artists.
The festival’s hosts, and all-time favorites, Donna the Buffalo, will be joined by American folk rock duo the Indigo Girls and 12-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.  Other headliners include rock band sensation Silversun Pickups, hailed as one of the most dynamic and creative rock bands of this era, as well as northern California native Brett Dennen, know best for his clever rhymes and gentle folk/pop sound.

This year’s festival will once again highlight acclaimed musical talents from around the globe including:  Afro-pop pioneer, Orlando Julius & the Afrosoundz, 2015 Latin Grammy Best New Artist, Monsieur Periné, Ugandan artist Kinobe & The Wamu Spirit, De Temps Antan from Quebec and Cuban sensation Santa Palabra.
In addition, the festival will feature many American Roots favorites such as Jim Lauderdale, Keith Frank& Soileau Zydeco, Lurrie Bell and the Campbell Brothers to name a few.  Regional and local favorites such as John Brown’s Body, Driftwood, Sim Redmond Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Sophistafunk will also perform along with 50 additional bands you don’t want to miss.

Last years headliners were Trombone Shorty and Steve Earle.  Photos by Greg Cotterill.

Other festival offerings include camping, local craft and food vendors, children’s activities, daily yoga, healing arts workshops, and visual arts exhibits.  The festival is held at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds on Route 96 in Trumansburg. Tickets are now available.
For a full performer line up and ticket information, please visit us at:
The GrassRoots Festival Organization is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that hosts four music and dance festivals and two sustainability fairs a year in three different states across the east coast including Trumansburg, New York, Pittsboro, North Carolina and Miami, Florida. GrassRoots brings communities together through music, art, dance, education, wellness and sustainability.
The GrassRoots organization works to nurture local artists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building. The impact of GrassRoots expands far beyond that which occurs during these four-day festivals. For over 25 years, GrassRoots has served to both engage and give back to the local and regional communities in which we exist by providing financial and organizational support to impact positive change.

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