Our son, along with four of his friends and one adult attended the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance held in Trumansburg, NY last week. This was a four day (Thursday thru Sunday) event and they were lucky to get an on-site camping space because spaces sell out quickly. There was also an off-site camping about a mile away with shuttle buses running non-stop.
We heard that the festival is a music lover's paradise so hubby and I got curious; we went to join them on Friday ... here are some of the pictures that I took. The marquee ...
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Just a few of the on-site tents; the fairgrounds was surrounded with tents! Some campers even brought potted plants to decorate their areas. And there were plenty of food and arts and crafts vendors! Problem was, it was raining almost all day; that sure dampened my excitement.
... more tents taken sitting at one of the four stages, Grandstand stage to be exact.
One of the over 60 bands, the Talktomes (talk-to-mes), played roots related music. It was still early in the morning; the place was not crowded yet.
The Believers, came all the way from Washington state. They played folk and ethnic music. Most of the bands that we heard were good and wonderful but unfortunately, it was not my type of music; if your taste is eclectic then you'll definitely enjoy going to this festival.
... I don't know the name of this band but they were excellent and funny.
Grassroots Festival is also known for its all-night dancing. This was the dance tent. Since we left quite early due to rain, I assumed that this dance floor was full to its capacity by nightfall.
Just to give you an idea, pictured below is the schedule of events; starting at 9am and ending at 1am, and different bands taking turns performing at four different stages.
The Grassroots festival is mainly run by volunteers; money raised helps benefit the fight against Aids and other causes.
Music, dance, art and food ... a good recipe for fun don't you agree?