Grace Potter announces lineup for Grand Point North
Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2016 Grand Point North music festival, scheduled for September 17 and 18 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Potter will headline both nights and will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, Guster, The Wood Brothers, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, The Record Company, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band and Eliza Hardy Jones, who also plays in Potter’s backing band. Two day passes are currently on-sale; single day tickets go on-sale Friday, April 22 at 11am.
Continuing its tradition of showcasing homegrown talent, this year's lineup will also include a strong representation of acts from around New England making their mark on the Burlington, Vermont music scene. Local and regional bands performing this year include: And The Kids, Steady Betty, Smooth Antics, Blue Button, Billy Dean & The Honor Roll, and Iron Eyes Cody.
For the fourth year in a row, Grace Potter has partnered with Seven Days, Vermont's free, alternative newsweekly, to give fans a chance to choose one lucky Vermont musician or band to kick off this year's Grand Point North festival. The nomination period begins May 2nd, with voting to follow May 9 - 15. All fans that vote will also have the chance to win two weekend passes to this year’s Grand Point North festival.
"I'm THRILLED to be able to FINALLY announce the official lineup for my festival, Grand Point North! This year’s lineup will include hand-picked local faves, regional and national bands as well as expertly curated best-of-Vermont-Food, drink, dance, performance, art, and mayhem” said Potter. “I hope you will all join me this September for another iconic weekend in the mountains of Vermont on the Burlington Waterfront. If you’ve never been, I DARE you to come. Be prepared to fall in love. This place is pure magic."
“Collaborating with Grace on Grand Point North is one of the favorite things I do every year," said Alex Crothers, Grace's long-time partner on the festival. "This lineup is without a doubt one of the most exciting bills we’ve put together — and with no overlapping sets I love how easy it is to catch all 8 bands each day. Combine that with the waterfront park setting, wonderful local food vendors sourced from our friends at the Skinny Pancake, and the weirdness that Charlotte Potter manifests each year for Grand Point Weird and you’ve got one of the highlights of the year. "
Dates: Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Time: Saturday, Gates at 3pm. Sunday, Gates at 2pm (Box Office opens each day at 11am)
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Two-day festival tickets are currently $79 while supplies last. Single day tickets go on sale on Friday, April 22nd at 11am and are $59. Children 12 and under are free. Festival is rain or shine.
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