Grassroots 25th Anniversary Festival Lineup

Fans of the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance had been eager to hear this year’s lineup, and they were delighted at the May 2 announcement. Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Grassroots is a celebration of music and dance, with a cause. Held annually at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, N.Y. this year’s festival will be held July 16-19.

Grassroots started as a concert at the State Theater in Ithaca, N.Y. to benefit an AIDS organization, AIDSwork. The festival has grown into one of the premier festivals in New York State, featuring the bands that helped get it all started like Donna the Buffalo, and The Horse Flies — keeping this festival intimate and true to its community roots.

This year’s lineup includes: Donna the Buffalo, Steve Earle, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, John Brown’s Body, Sim Redmond Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Cabinet, Driftwood, Marco Benevento, Jimkata, The Horse Flies, Thunder Body, Sophistafunk, Big Mean Sound Machine, Preston Frank & His Zydeco Family Band, LO’JO, A Tribe Called Red, and so many more.

Check back as we get closer to the festival for updated information and the full schedule once it is released. Tickets are available on the festival website. With so many family friendly price options, this festival is a MUST for any Upstate New Yorker.

Grassroots 2015

 

Full Lineup:

DONNA THE BUFFALO

STEVE EARLE

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

THE FAMILY STONE

TAMIKREST

JOHN BROWN’S BODY

KEITH FRANK & SOILEAU ZYDECO

LO’JO

A TRIBE CALLED RED

SIM REDMOND BAND

CABINET

PRESTON FRANK & HIS ZYDECO FAMILY BAND

JIM LAUDERDALE

GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD

CEDRIC WATSON & BIJOU CREOLE

DRIFTWOOD

LANZALLAMAS

MARCO BENEVENTO

JIMKATA

NAG CHAMPAYONS

SIHASIN

THE BROTHERS COMATOSE

THE FLYING CLOUDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA

MORIKEBA KOUYATE

NATIVOS JAMMIN’ ORCHESTRA

THE HORSE FLIES

THE GUNPOETS

THOUSANDS OF ONE

THUNDERBODY

WALTER MOUTON & THE SCOTT PLAYBOYS

SOPHISTAFUNK

SAMITE OF UGANDA

STORYBOARD

TELEKINETIC WALRUS

BLIND BOY PAXTON & CEDRIC WATSON

BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE

KEITH SECOLA & HIS WILD BAND OF INDIANS

KEVIN KINSELLA

THE BLIND SPOTS

LOCUST HONEY

JONES BENALLY FAMILY DANCE TROUPE

RALPH RODDENBERY

ROCKWOOD FERRY

GALUMPHA

LUKE G & THE CANDYHEARTS

MOONTEE SINQUAH

RED DOG RUN

BLACK CASTLE

BOBBY HENRIE & THE GONERS

HANK ROBERTS

FIRST NORTH AMERICAN LUNAR

JOHNNY DOWD BAND

JENNIE STEARNS

KELLY BRITTON

MAC BENFORD & UP SOUTH

KENNY T & WILDFIRE

MARY LORSON

RICHIE & ROSIE

BRONWEN EXTER

ALTER KOKER

RODNEY SUTTON

ATSIAKTONKIE

THE SPECKERS

LAILA BELLE

THE NEPOTIST

GREY GARY

ANNA COOGAN

PLASTIC NEBRASKA

SECOND DAM

THE FALCONERS

THE GRADY GIRLS

GABRIEL TAVARES & SISU POWDER THE MOON

THE NOTORIOUS STRINGBUSTERS

THE SUTRAS

THE TIN TEARDROPS

DJ CAPPEL

HECTORWORKS SOUNDSYSTEM

THE DJANGONERS

CHRISTOPHER GERARD BAND

GOGONE

PASO FINO

PARK DOING

THE FLY RODS

UNIIT

THE RUDDY WELL BAND

TOIVO

CALICO MOON

READ ALONG SONGS W/ CAL WALKER AND JOHN SIMON

THE BUVAS

NERY AREVALO

DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS

THE BUBBA GEORGE STRINGBAND

THE GRASSROOTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA