Saturday, August 11th, 2018

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August 11, 2018 Gates Open at Noon

$30/ticket
A limited number of tickets will be sold.
No refunds, will call day of only.
ONLINE Ticket Sales CLOSED.
Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the Festival.

UPROOTED

@8pm

w/ Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root

It was 29 years ago that Michael Glabicki left college to start a band. At that time he had no idea what he was going to do. He spent two years creating his vision and learning the craft of songwriting.  That vision soon became Rusted Root, the multiplatinum band out of Pittsburgh, and Michael became one of the world’s most unique voices.

In many ways he is starting this process again by creating an entirely new sound landscape! This process has led to Glabicki’s new solo project, Uprooted!  This band is bringing back parts of Rusted Root of old, including more percussion and more female vocals, as well as bringing it into a new place with new material.   He will carry on playing Rusted Root’s entire catalog of music on tour with re-inspired versions, as well as continuing to bring new and exciting music under the new name of Uprooted.

Members from the most recent touring band for Rusted Root (Dirk Miller- electric guitar, Zil Fessler- drums, Bobby Schneck Jr.-bass) as well as a new female singer, Daisie Ghost Flower will be joining as the backing band on this new adventure.

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Michael Glabicki Biography

Rusted Root, the multi-platinum band out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own.

In addition to the two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo career. He has started touring nationally as a duo with Rusted Root’s guitar player, Dirk Miller, and explains that although he has his roots with Rusted Root, this show is very different. Live, both Michael and Dirk play acoustic and electric and Michael often adds rhythm with a kick drum – creating a much fuller sound and energy than you find with a traditional duo.

A multifaceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His duo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and while the show still features many Rusted Roots hits, it also provides a look into the mind of Glabicki through stories and songs yet to be released.

Rusted Root Band Biography

It has been 25 years since their first album, Cruel Sun, and Rusted Root is still going strong. Having collaborated with one another for what is approaching three decades they have honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom, and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape shift into their own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide, and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root, transcends age, generation, culture, and musical style. Their music has been featured in films likeIce Age, Twister, and Matilda, TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed, and Chuck as well as an Enterprise-Rent-A-Car campaign. Bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman says, ͞From the very first time we played music together, I knew we had something special. The music and the enjoyment of creating and playing with one another I feel is the driving force behind this band.͟ The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have followed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour and countless others; most recently Toad The Wet Sprocket in 2016.

In 1992 Rusted Root released Cruel Sun independently and two years later, while signed to Mercury, they released their platinum-selling breakthrough, When I Woke, which spawned the Top 40 hit ͞Send Me On My Way͟, that went on to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100. With follow up albums Remember (’96), Rusted Root (’98), and Welcome To My Party (’02), the band had plenty of material to fill the double album Rusted Root Live released in 2004 on their own Touchy Pegg label, following the re-release of the newly re-mastered Cruel Sun in 2003. Rusted Root continued to tour relentlessly between the release of Cruel Sun and the 2009 release of Stereo Rodeo. 2014 saw the release of their latest studio album The Movement, which is an energized and poetic collection of originals that capture the Pittsburgh based unit at their best. The past few years have found Rusted Root on a never-ending tour. A major career highlight in the Springtime of 2014 and 2015 was touring with The Wailers. Michael Glabicki says, ͞The Wailers are what music in its spiritual form is about, and I feel it was an honor to play with them.͟ And bassist Patrick Norman effuses ͞They’re legends, they’re icons, it’s rock and roll. It brings back memories of being five years old listening to I Shot The Sherriff.͟As they have in the past, Rusted Root is currently working on their next record by honing their new songs while on tour. The band is looking forward to putting the finishing touches on their new collection of songs, and aim to release the new record in the next year

HEARTSFIELD

@ 5:30PM

Heartsfield has toured the United States in each decade since the 1970s, having performed 5,000 shows for millions fans at fairs and festivals, stadiums, colleges and universities, clubs and bars, private parties, and in the streets. Having released 12 albums, sold millions of records, and helped pioneer the Americana-based Southern Rock/Country Rock music for which they are known, their shows are full of fun, up-tempo, footstompin’ music that gets the crowd involved, singin’ and dancin’ away.

The band delivers on its promise of hot pickin’, strong vocals, rich harmonies, driving rhythms, great songs, triple lead guitar work, and smiles from the stage, which have allowed them to last over four decades and still continue to please audiences with their growing catalog of hits.

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SLAB

@ 3PM

“ SLAB “ is a premiere central Wisconsin based cover band which features powerful male and female lead singers. SLAB plays a variety of top rock/pop songs from the 70s, 80, 90s, till current with a edge that will have you dancing and singing the night away!”

UNITY THE BAND

@ 12:30 pm

Unity… Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove.

They treat fans to old Roots, Rock, Reggae favs along with original music blending influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai "Pita" Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Anthony Robert Bessen laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Logan Pier on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.

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