Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival reveals initial 2016 lineup

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Charlie Parr

Patrick’s Cabaret may have just announced it's going nomadic, but the annual Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival — an annual fundraiser for Patrick's — will return July 16 to the intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis.

The sixth annual festival will feature a variety of acts, including Spider John Koerner, Kent Burnside, Charlie Parr, Erik Koskinen Band, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, and more.

Tickets to the LRRDBFest go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for $20. Due to ongoing construction along Minnehaha Avenue, fewer tickets will be sold in 2016, so organizers recommend advance purchase.

As the name suggests, the lineup for LRRDBFesttakes traditional approaches to long-established genres, with roots music at the core of the multi-stage lineup. In addition to live music, work from the League of Longfellow Artists will be on display, and you can expect unique food and drink offerings from neighborhood businesses like Gandhi Mahal, Harriet Brewing, Du Nord Craft Spirits, Le Town Talk, Nuevo Rodeo, and more.

The daylong festival is a key fundraiser for Patrick’s Cabaret, the nonprofit community theater group that will vacate its building after a 30th Anniversary party in late April. It spent 16 years near the intersection of Lake and Minnehaha.

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Erik Koskinen Band in an earlier show at Turf Club.

2016 RRDBFest lineup:

Black Eyed Snakes

Erik Koskinen Band

Kent Burnside & the New Generation

Spider John Koerner

Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders

Charlie Parr

Lightnin Malcolm

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

Dave Moore

Joe & Vicki Price

Jeff Ray & the Stakes

Superior Siren

(more artists to be announced)


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