ROTHBURY Adds Trey Anastasio and Unveils the Think Tank

Article Contributed by madison | Published on Friday, May 30, 2008

ROTHBURY is honored to welcome Trey Anastasio to the already stellar artist lineup. ROTHBURY marks Trey's first official performance since December 2006.

Also new to the ROTHBURY lineup: Holland's Kraak & Smaak, Los Angeles' Underground Orchestra, Boulder's DJ Harry, Pnuma Live PA, and England's Fiction Plane.  Click here for a current list of artists performing at ROTHBURY.

In other exciting ROTHBURY news, today the festival announces the Think Tank program schedule and a long list of Think Tank moderators and participants.

The ROTHBURY Think Tank - an event within the event offering various buzz sessions and roundtables between leading scientists, scholars, writers, progressive political and corporate leaders, youth leaders, entertainers and fans - will address the topic of Climate Change and Finding Energy Independence.

Curated by the Nobel Peace Prize winning climate scientist Dr. Stephen Schneider, ROTHBURY Think Tank participants/moderators include Time magazine's 2000 'Hero of the Planet' L. Hunter Lovins, etown hosts Nick and Helen Forster, Empowerment Institute founder David Gershon, founder of Cooler Inc. Michel Gelobter, Native American author and activist Winona LaDuke, organizer of Focus the Nation Dr. Eban Goodstein, and many more.  Panel topics range from climate change, to energy solutions fostering a revolution, to America demanding change from our political leaders and the media.

etown, the nationally syndicated radio program bringing live music and information about our communities and the environment to the airwaves since 1991, will kick-off ROTHBURY's Think Tank at the festival. etown at ROTHBURY will follow the show's traditional radio format, which has deftly married music and messages for over 17 years. Happening Friday and Saturday in The Tripolee Domes, etown hosts/executive producers Nick and Helen Forster will lead engaging conversations with select Think Tank participants, and will host intimate musical performances by ROTHBURY artists Michael Franti, Citizen Cope, Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) and others.

For a full list of Think Tank participants and programming, click here.

Full details on the ROTHBURY lineup, the Think Tank and more can be found at

On July 4th weekend 2008, ROTHBURY emerges as a new American celebration. For this next generation of the rock and roll music festival, ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique festival site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. The four day, environmentally sustainable music and camping festival promises to be an inspiring cultural assembly; one where music fans, artists and progressive thinkers gather to celebrate much more than music.

It is ROTHBURY's goal to harness the unique energy of the live music community into a durable social movement toward an important cause: Climate Change and Clean Energy Alternatives. In addition to a diverse and stellar lineup of over 70 bands, ROTHBURY will host a Think Tank and Epicenter Fair, and features unprecedented audience participation opportunities.

Music is the soul of ROTHBURY.  Confirmed musical acts include Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer, 311, Phil Lesh and Friends, Modest Mouse, Primus, Snoop Dogg, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Colbie Caillat and many others.