The Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival is putting the fun back in fundraiser. Now in its fifth year, the fest has revealed its 2015 lineup, featuring a full day of music, ranging from roots and blues, of course, to more experimental musical fare along the way.
The festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, near Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. The first wave of acts has just been announced, including Charlie Parr, Fury Things, Willie Murphy & Angel Headed Hipsters, "Spider" John Koerner, Black Market Brass, Eleganza, Savage Aural Hotbed, and 15 other acts spread across five stages.
The annual block party raises funds for nonprofit community theater Patrick's Cabaret, located at the same intersection. Tickets are $20, with a limited amount offered at a discount starting on May 8.
The party also includes live painting, visual art, and food and beverage offerings from Gandhi Mahal, Midori's, Le Town Talk, El Nuevo Rodeo, African Paradise, Merlin's Rest, Harriet Brewing, Du Nord Spirits, and more.
2015 is the first year it will be a zero waste event, and the Hub Bike Co-op will be offering valet service for cyclists.
A pre-party featuring Miss Tess & the Talkbacks will be held at Harriet Brewing on Friday, July 17. Following the festival on the 18th, there will be an after party nearby at the Eagles Post 34.
2015 Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival lineup (with more to be announced)
Miss Tess & the Talkbacks Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition Black Market Brass Kent Burnside & the New Generation Flood Brothers Catl Fury Things Charlie Parr Willie Murphy & Angel Headed Hipsters The Fattenin' Frogs Frogleg The Last Revel Left Lane Cruiser Joe & Vicki Price Jeff Ray & the Stakes Jimmy "Duck" Holmes "Spider" John Koerner Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures Mike Munson Eleganza Savage Aural Hotbed Poverty Hash
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