It may seem like a long way off, but the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance will be here sooner than you think. Between July 19 and 22, 2012, more than sixty performers will take to four stages. They’ll dance, they’ll sing, and they’ll make great music at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, which is less than a mile from our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.
The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is not limited to one particular genre. Each year, there is a great variety of music on stage: Gospel, Swing, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Rock, Irish, Cajun, Latin, World Beat, Rock, African, Native American…. It doesn’t really matter what it is, so long as it’s good.
The 2012 line-up has not yet been released. Folks who have attended the festival in the past take it on faith that this year will be as superb as ever. If you’ve never been, looking at previous performers gives a good indication of what this year will bring. The list is too long to reproduce here, but it’s available at Grassroots Festival.
The GrassRoots Festival of Music is a good time, but it also raises money for good causes. It began more than 20 years ago as a humble concert that raised funds for a local AIDS support organization. It was a success. It grew. Today, funds raised by the event are donated to a number of organizations across the community and the world. Recipients include (but are not limited to) The State Theater of Ithaca, the Drop-In Children’s Center, Hospicare, and Doctor’s Without Borders.
The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg has been called one of the top ten music festivals in the country by USA Today. Come see why for yourself.
Our Trumansburg NY Bed and Breakfast is close enough to the festival for guests to walk there. Fuel a day of dancing with a gourmet breakfast here at the inn. Then, after dancing all day, pamper your sore feet with a soak in a large, whirlpool tub. Add a little luxury to the festival.
Additional information about the festival is available at GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.
Photos from past GrassRoots Festivals by Jeff Folkins.