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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GrassRoots Festival Posts Schedule

The GrassRoots Festival has posted the full festival schedule at its website,

The most notable news is that Lucinda Williams is performing on Thursday night - an excellent tactical move, as Thursday is usually the sparsest day at GrassRoots, so there should be plenty of room for the scads of fans she is bound to bring.

A surprising detail is her scheduled space: not the Infield Stage (the largest, in front of an open field), but the Grandstand, with a finite number of bleacher seats and a small amount of real estate in front.

Ordinarily, it would be a big boost for whomever performs there before Ms. Williams, as earlybirds will be perching well in advance for seats. In this case, however, the performer before Ms. Williams is Eilen Jewell, who will not need any help.

Advance tickets to GrassRoots are on sale at Small World Music, along with music from many GrassRoots performers: Ms. Williams and Ms. Jewell, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donna the Buffalo, the Flying Clouds, Plena Libre, and more.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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