Internationally celebrated musician Grace Potter returns to Burlington, Vermont to throw her own festival, Grand Point North, at Waterfront Park, Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17th:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th
|Grace Potter, 8:45 PM
While many jam bands on the festival circuit seem to have been playing forever, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (QRO photos outdoors) formed & broke out more recently (QRO photos outdoors at a festival), thanks to 2007’s This Is Somewhere. The funky blues-soul act (QRO photos at a festival) earned major praise for 2010’s self-titled release (QRO review) and 2012’s The Lion The Beast The Beat, and got bigger & bigger (QRO photos at a festival).
In 2015, however, Grace Potter went solo and released her first proper solo album, Midnight. Now she returns to play both nights of her own festival (QRO photos at Grand Point North ’15).
|Dawes, 7:35 PM
The up-and-coming Americana indie outfit (QRO photos) that’s come up, Dawes (QRO photos at a festival) hail from Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon (QRO photos outdoors), out last year with fourth release We’re All Gonna Die – and neither do they (QRO photos). They come to Grand Point North (QRO photos at a festival) after having also served as opener & backing band for Conor Oberst (QRO photos together at a festival).
|Mondo Cozmo, 6:45 PM
This festival season, one of the most ubiquitous performers has been Josh Ostrander, a.k.a. Mondo Cozmo (QRO photos). He’d previously run in acts Laguardia and Eastern Conference Champions, but now is operating solo.
|Hurray For the Riff Raff, 5:55 PM
New Orleans’ Hurray For the Riff Raff (QRO photos at a festival) bring their folk-blues all the way up to New England (QRO photos at a New England festival).
|Tank & The Bangas, 5:10 PM
Winner of this year’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest, Tank & The Bangas (QRO photos at a festival) have bounded onto the scene (QRO photos at a festival) with a lively mix of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock and spoken word (QRO photos).
Smalltalker, 4:40 PM
Lake Superior, 4:10 PM
Snakefoot, 3:40 PM
Troy Millett & Dylan Gombas, 3:15 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
|Trey Anastasio Band, 8:00 PM
If you’re going to Grand Point North, you already know who Trey Anastasio is. If Phish (QRO photos) has made themselves into the next generation Grateful Dead, then Anastasio is the next generation Jerry Garcia. He’s done everything from play above the marquee at the Ed Sullivan Theater to get a Tony nomination for his orchestration of Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody.
|Grace Potter, 6:35 PM
It’s her festival and she’ll play both nights if she wants to – a second evening of Grace Potter at Grand Point North (QRO photos at Grand Point North ’15).
|Joseph, 5:45 PM
Sisters Allison, Meagan, and Natalie Closner form Portland’s Joseph (QRO photos) have been getting serious notice for their folk sound, including at festivals (QRO photos at a festival).
|Low Cut Connie, 5:00 PM
Catch the high-energy rock of Low Cut Connie (QRO photos at a festival), who come to Grand Point North behind this year’s new record, Dirty Pictures (Part 1).
|Son Little, 4:15 PM
Catch the angular blues of Son Little (QRO photos), who comes to Grand Point North right after the release of his new album, New Magic.
Henry Jamison, 3:45 PM
Barika, 3:15 PM
The Welterweights, 2:45 PM
Eastern Mountain Time, 2:15 PM
For festival website, go here: http://grandpointnorth.com/