Great Blue Heron Festival Announces Full Lineup, Celebrating 30 Years

The Great Blue Heron Festival 2023 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a lineup of fan favorites and ten new, never-been-to-The-Heron artists.

Great Blue Heron 2023

The Great Blue Heron Festival draws in thousands of fans from across the U.S. each year, remaining a tradition for people young and old to celebrate self-expression and music. The festival will take place at the Heron Farm in Sherman, an award-winning campsite, voted number one in the U.S. by HipCamp. The Heron is open daily for seasonal camping from May through October along with the Green Heron Growers Farm Store.

From June 30-July 2, there will be three stages, called the Main Stage, the big top Dance Tent, and the Tiger Maple Stage, as well as over 30 artists, featuring returning headliners Donna the Buffalo. The group has been together for over thirty years, releasing over ten records, performing with various musicians, including prominent folk/roots performers such as Jim Lauderdale, the father and son zydeco musicians Preston and Keith Frank, and more. Three Heron newcomers and finalists include Keller & The Keels, Couch, and Kaleta & the Super Yamba Band.

Keller & The Keels have been making Appalachian-style psychedelic bluegrass tunes since 2004, recording three albums since. Featuring award-winning flat picker Larry Keel, his bass-playing wife Jenny Keel, and Keller Wiliams, the trio is excited to perform at Great Heron. Boston-based group Couch infuses pop with funk, rock, and R&B/soul. Their vibrant sound is further defined by the members’ backgrounds in jazz, a cappella, and musical theatre. They celebrated the release of their debut EP, COUCH in Feb. 2021 as well as three new singles and a 20-city headline tour in 2022.

Brooklyn-based group Kaleta & the Super Yamba Band is fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta, living his adolescent years in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. The group has performed across the globe, releasing its debut album Mèdaho in 2019. Other performers for the festival include Peter Rowan, Kevin Kinsella OG JBB, Henhouse Prowlers, The Probables, Root Shock, Smackdab, Dr. Bacon, New Planets, Dirty Gems, Sun King Warriors, Pa Lane, and more.

Tickets for the Great Blue Heron Festival 2023 edition are on sale now.

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