The 29th Annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will take place Thursday, July 18th - Sunday, July 21st at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, NY. Featuring over 75 carefully curated bands on 4 Stages over the course of 4 Days - our festival is designed to dazzle you with diversity rather than wow you with big names. Sure, we have our fair share of “headlining” acts, but it’s the bands you have never heard that may impress you the most.
Our 2019 lineup includes the Grammy winning island-infused-blues stylings of Taj Mahal Quartet, the improvisational Americana, country, bluegrass and rock & roll of Railroad Earth, the harmonious-soulful-folk of activists and songstresses Rising Appalachia, the alt-country and witty storytelling of Todd Snider, and the Cajun-flavored-country-folk-rock of Donna the Buffalo!
As you can see, our headliners are about as “GrassRoots” as it gets, since each have their musical roots planted firmly in traditional forms of American music. We also are pleased to bring you sounds that represent the culture and heritage of other areas of the world, like: BKO from Mali, The Garifuna Collective from Belize, and the Cuban sounds of Miami based Cortadito...whose roots stretch across oceans.