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Roots music takes centerstage among these fests

The String Cheese Incident
The String Cheese Incident
John Patrick Gatta

The String Cheese Incident will perform twice at the Huck Finn Jubilee on June 13 and 14 at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, California.

Billed as the one of the largest bluegrass fests west of the Mississippi, it also includes Del McCoury Band, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, The Gibson Brothers and The Boxcars.

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Taking place Aug. 16 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland, the 22nd Hot August Music Festival hosts Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. Dog, Tab Benoit, Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Cabinet, Houndmouth, Long John Hunter, Elm, Bosley, Jordan August Band and The Solicitors.

Previously, the festival was called the Hot August Blues and Roots Festival.

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Trampled By Turtles will host their own festival. The first annual Festival Palomino takes place on Sept. 20 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

The fest’s lineup includes The Head and The Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Field Report, Apache Relay and Erik Koskinen.

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The 17th annual Common Ground On the Hill Roots Music Festival, July 12-13 at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland, hosts Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with The Rock of Ages horns, Guy Davis and more.

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Greensky Bluegrass and Dirty Dozen Brass Band headline this year’s Hoxeyville Festival, Aug. 15-17 at Wellston, Michigan.

Based in Michigan, Greensky will perform two shows during the three-day event.

The lineup also includes The Ragbirds, Steppin’ In It, Airborne or Aquatic, The Go Rounds, The Crane Wives, Rootstant and Big Dudee Roo.

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