The music started today at 1:00PM Bubba George Stringband on the Infield Stage, followed by Bear Fox, Mac Benford & Up South and Home Remedy, all before 5:00PM amid a brief rain shower that brought relief to festival goers in this hot July heat in Upstate NY.
With such a great start to what will be a magical weekend the night-time sets are sure to impress – Kevin Kinsella, The Blind Spots, Donna The Buffalo, Driftwood, Rusted Root and hometown favorites, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad; all playing late into the first night of the festival. The official hashtag for the fest is #GrassRootsFest check out the twitter feed for announcements from the folks at Grassroots.
“Spawned from the brainchild of Donna The Buffalo members in 1990, the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance has evolved in many ways, uniquely, by not evolving. The festival has always stayed true to its roots (no pun intended) by offering the widest array of genres, cultures, instruments, ethnicities, flavors, beats and personalities of any festival in Upstate, which, in many ways, defies the current model of genre-specific festivals that have become so recently prevalent.
This year’s lineup remains on par with that informal mission: attract the total diversity of people Upstate NY has to offer by offering the most diverse lineup to new and veteran festival goers July 18-21…” (Full Article by Johnny Goff)