Trampled by Turtles to Headline Grand Lake Folk Festival: A Celebration of Bluegrass Tradition and Contemporary Innovation

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

AEG Presents proudly announces the highly anticipated Grand Lake Folk Festival, featuring the electrifying sounds of Trampled by Turtles. The event is set to take place at Grand Lake on Saturday, July 13, 2024, promising a day filled with vibrant melodies, energetic performances, and the soul-stirring essence of bluegrass music.

Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled by Turtles has become synonymous with pushing the boundaries of traditional bluegrass while infusing it with a contemporary flair. The band's journey began in 2003 when frontman Dave Simonett, undeterred by a setback involving a vehicle break-in that claimed most of his musical equipment, assembled a group that would eventually redefine the genre. With nothing but an acoustic guitar and a steadfast determination, Simonett brought together a cadre of talented musicians, including fiddler Ryan Young, bassist Tim Saxhaug, mandolinist Erik Berry, and banjo player Dave Carroll. Their collaboration birthed a dynamic fusion of bluegrass, folk, and rock & roll, captivating audiences with its fast-paced, frenetic energy.

Since the release of their debut album, "Songs from a Ghost Town," in 2004, Trampled by Turtles has continually pushed the envelope of bluegrass music. Their subsequent releases, including "Blue Sky and the Devil" (2005), "Trouble" (2007), and the critically acclaimed "Duluth" (2008), garnered widespread recognition within the bluegrass community and beyond. With each album, the band's popularity soared, culminating in chart-topping success with "Palomino" (2010) and "Stars and Satellites" (2012). Their crossover appeal has seen them grace stages at renowned festivals such as Coachella, ACL Fest, and Lollapalooza, solidifying their status as a pioneering force in modern bluegrass.

The Grand Lake Folk Festival promises to be a celebration of Trampled by Turtles' illustrious career, showcasing their evolution from humble beginnings to global acclaim. Joining them on stage will be the soulful sounds of Josiah and the Bonnevilles and the captivating melodies of Clay Street Unit, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Tickets for the Grand Lake Folk Festival featuring Trampled by Turtles go on sale Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event. Secure your tickets early at

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