Steve Riley may have been sidelined by COVID last year and forced to miss his usual visit north to play at the annual Rhythm & Roots Festival, but the Grammy-winning musician will be back this year with a little something extra.
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Today, the folks behind the 25th annual Rhythm & Roots, Music, Dance and Food Festival delivered the names of the headliners and associated acts for the gathering, which takes place over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1 through 3, at Ninigret Park in Charleston, R.I.
The impending spring event will include Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty and Dumpstaphunk as headliners. The bill includes 20 other acts, such as Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, The Revelers, Corey Ledet Zydeco, Old Fashioned Aces and more.
Rounding out the current lineup are Knickerbocker All-Stars, Mighty Soul Drivers, Ward Hayden & The Outliers, Paul Gabriel Blues Band and Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez with the Sin Sisters. Additional players will be added the schedule in the coming weeks.
The Rhythm & Root Festival boasts three stages, the Rhythm (primary) stage with standing room and lawn seating and the tented Roots and Dance stages. Moreover, the festival features over a dozen food vendors, a range of craft vendors, beer and wine.
For tickets to the annual event, visit Rhythm & Roots Festival’s official website.
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