Festival Palomino is going for the trifecta in its third year.
The Trampled by Turtles-headlined/curated fest will expand to 16 acts over three stages on September 17 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee (last year drew 10,000 attendees with nine acts over two stages). Also new to Palomino 3.0: horse racing between sets until 5 p.m.!
This year's lineup is topped by Duluth's TBT, of course. But then things veer slightly away from the bluegrassy/rootsy vibes of years past.
The Arcs, the soulful garage-rock band from Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, appeared near the top of the bill at April's Coachella music fest. They'll be joined at Palomino by scarf-sporting indie-pop maestro Andrew Bird, 22-year-old U.K. folk-rock phenom Jake Bugg, "Sedona" hitmakers Houndmouth, and Scottish indie-rock faves Frightened Rabbit.
Minnesota-connected acts include buzzy throwback country bros the Cactus Blossoms, rambling alt-counter riser Frankie Lee, singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson, Charlie Parr's blues-rock band the Devil's Flying Machine, TBT offshoot Erik Berry Duo, and Alan Sparhawk/Tiny Desk Contest champion Gaelynn Lea's band the Murder of Crows.
Here's the complete Palomino 2016 lineup:
Trampled by Turtles
The Cactus Blossoms
The Brothers Comatose
John Mark Nelson
The Devil's Flying Machine feat. Charlie Parr
Erik Berry Duo
The Murder of Crows
Tickets — $52 general admission; $151 VIP — go on sale Friday at noon via the fest's website.
Can't wait til September to catch Trampled by Turtles? Head to Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park on July 9 to see 'em fiddle lakeside with Hippo Campus and Cactus Blossoms.