Grammy-nominated musician Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2017 Grand Point North music festival. The Trey Anastasio Band will join Potter, Dawes, Mondo Cozmo, Joseph, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Low Cut Connie, Son Little, and Tank & The Bangas for the annual festival, scheduled for September 16 and 17 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Two day passes are currently on-sale; single day tickets go on-sale Friday, May 5 at 11am at www.highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington
In years past, Potter has headlined both Saturday and Sunday night at the Festival. This year, Potter will perform both nights, headlining Saturday night while Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) will headline Sunday’s lineup. This will be the first show for TAB in Burlington since in October, 2011. Potter has performed on several bills with Anastasio over the years.
"This is a very special year for Grand Point North,” said Grace Potter. “Growing up, I went to countless Phish concerts and the band was synonymous with the vibrant Vermont music scene. It's truly humbling to come full circle and have Trey headline Sunday at the Waterfront. I have a feeling this year is going to be one for the books."
The Trey Anastasio Band was born in Burlington, VT. In addition to Anastasio, TAB features several musicians with Burlington roots, including drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick. The band recently kicked of its 2017 tour, behind Anastasio’s 10th solo full-length album Paper Wheels. In addition to Lawton, Markellis, Paczkowski and Hartswick, Paper Wheels features trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey and percussionist Cyro Baptista.
Continuing its tradition of showcasing homegrown talent, this year's lineup at Grand Point North will also include a strong representation of acts from Vermont making their mark on the local music scene. Local acts performing this year include smalltalker, Lake Superior, SnakeFoot, Henry Jamison, Barika, The Welterweights and Eastern Mountain Time.
For the fifth year in a row, Grace Potter has partnered with Seven Days, Vermont's free, alternative newsweekly, to give fans a chance to choose one lucky Vermont musician or band to kick off this year's Grand Point North festival. The nomination period runs May 1-2, with voting to follow May 8 - 14. All fans that vote will have the chance to win two weekend passes to this year’s Grand Point North festival.
“After the tremendous success of last year it was hard to imagine how we might top it this year. The addition of Trey to the lineup resolved that challenge. We’re thrilled to have TAB headline on Sunday and play a two hour set to close out the festival. Vermont’s enduring spirit of collaboration and community will be on display with two of the state's biggest musical artists on one stage at Grand Point North this September, “ said Alex Crothers, the festival promoter.
Dates: Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: Saturday, Gates at 3pm. Sunday, Gates at 2pm (Box Office opens each day at 11am)
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Two-day festival tickets are currently available for just $89. Single day tickets go on sale on Friday, May 5th at 11am and are $59. Children 12 and under are free. Festival is rain or shine. Lineup is subject to change.