The Festival

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that works to nurture local artists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building. The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages, which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80, some bands that play the festival. GrassRoots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends. GrassRoots is the second to last weekend in July, which is also in many years the third weekend of the month. It is held at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg New York, located about 10 miles north of Ithaca NY on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the very scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York.

Culture Camp

Culture Camp is 4 days of workshops in music, art, dance, and yoga with nightly themed Dinners and Dances.  The camp is an all-ages camp.  All levels welcome. Grassroots Culture camp is an incredible opportunity to attend 4 days of music and dance workshops led by regional and national artists from the United States and performers from The GrassRoots Festival.  The workshops along with themed nightly dinners and dances provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in an intimate learning experience while in a laid back, inspirational and fun environment. Immerse yourself in four days of music, dance, art, and movement workshops, with themed nightly dinners and dances.

To see coverage of GrassRoots in The Ithaca Voice, click here.