The GrassRoots Festival plays an evening's reprise tonight at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, as part of the venerable Fairgrounds' other major annual event, the Trumansburg Fair, which precedes GrassRoots by 14 decades or so.
Participating in this show of respect and affection for the Fair are "the GrassRoots All-Stars," a fittingly ragtag crew of local luminaries that includes Sim Redmond, Tara Nevins, Jeb Puryear, Johnny Dowd, Jennie Stearns, Kevin Kinsella, Pat Burke, Gregor Sayet-Bone, Amy Glicklich, Timmy "Luscious" Brown, and many others.
The concert starts at 7 and will go until midnight. Admission to the Fair is $4, and includes the show.
The rest of the Fair is also a trip, with a Ferris wheel, and many other rides whose names don't get capitalized, or maybe they do (Tilt-A-Whirl?). Chances to win kewpie dolls in games of skill also abound, as do funnel cakes.
You don't really know the Fairgrounds until you've been to the Fair, so take a shot. This is the first year there is no extra charge for the music.
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