Borderland Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Article Contributed by Jennifer Brazill | Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Borderland Music & Arts Festival™ unveiled the line-up for its September 21st and 22nd festival at Knox Farm State Park featuring over 20 bands on three stages with a diverse mix of national and regional Americana and roots artists. 

2019 will host Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Mavis Staples, The Wood Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, a very special, first time collaboration with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring the legendary Oteil Burbridge, along with The Infamous Stringdusters. Oteil will be returning to Buffalo after his debut performance with Oteil and Friends in 2018 at the inaugural Borderland. 

Other national acts include Rayland Baxter, The Sheepdogs, The Felice Brothers and Ghost Light.  

Also joining the 2019 line up are local and regional artists, Floodwood featuring Vinnie Amico of Moe. and Rochester artist, Mikaela Davis who recently performed with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. in Buffalo this past March.

Up and coming bands, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Grant Farm and Booty and the Kidd as well as 8 local bands will also be performing at the Buffalo festival. 

The Borderland Festival celebrates the rich artisan history and renaissance of the Buffalo Niagara region.  The festival will showcase the burgeoning New York State craft industry and feature craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits.  Additionally, the historic stables at Knox will be converted to “Artisan Alley” where fans can engage with some of the most talented artists in the region. Local artists and craftsmen will offer hands-on exhibitions to provide festival attendees with a truly immersive experience.

Jennifer Brazill, Borderland Co-Founder, states “We are beyond thrilled to announce this line-up for our second year of the Borderland Festival. We worked very hard to curate a festival that would compliment the park’s beautiful spirit with not only their music but also their vibe as well as will have a strong focus to sustainability and community.  We are very excited to introduce new bands to the music fans of the region and celebrate the already rich music tradition of Buffalo”.

The festival places a strong emphasis to sustainability with a designated Green Team focused on composting, recycling and waste diversion. No plastic water bottles will be sold on site and free water stations will be available for fans to re-fill reusable containers.  Commemorative stainless steel festival mugs will be for sale and fans receive $1 off beer all weekend when using the mug. 

Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Friday, April 5th at 10 am EST at  Tier 1 pricing starts at $110 for the 2-day General Admission ticket.  The 2-day VIP ticket will be $249 and the 3-day VIP ticket at $299. VIP tickets include free parking, prime viewing for both stages, a private bar, and private restrooms. Free admission for children 10 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. 

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Knox Farm State Park, as well as the Headcount, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and the West Falls Center for the Arts. 

For more information on the Borderland Music and Arts Festival, visit