GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
unveil GRAND POINT NORTH
on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Higher Ground and GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS are pleased to present the inaugural GRAND POINT NORTH FESTIVAL at Burlington’s Waterfront Park in conjunction with the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. Gates open at 4pm and show begins at 4:15pm for both days.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have established themselves as the next big thing on the national music scene, but proudly return to their home state every year to honor the fans that have known them the longest. This year, the band decided to do something a little different – they will be headlining two nights at Waterfront Park, supported by local and national acts hand-picked by Grace and her bandmates.
“When it came time to think of a name for the weekend celebration, I came up with ‘Grand Point North’ because that’s what it feels like. Having traveled the country far and wide with my band, no matter where we’ve been, coming home to Vermont always feels like an ascent; a journey north that grounds us and rejuvenates us. We want the fans to feel the same way. We’re bringing in a killer gathering of music, from national acts to top shelf local musicians. This is a festival for everyone, from families and revelers to the hardcore music fan. Anyone who makes the pilgrimage up to Vermont will find out just how special this place is. It’s a journey well worth taking,” Grace says.
Performing along with GPN are:
• TAJ MAHAL TRIO
• FITZ & THE TANTRUMS
• THE WOOD BROTHERS
• ANAIS MITCHELL & HADESTOWN ORCHESTRA
• JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
• HOOTS & HELLMOUTH
• Chamberlin – Chamberlin’s powerful, throaty lyrics ride the wave of confident, staccato drumming and provocative electric guitar.
• Barbacoa w/Lowell Thompson – Burlington-based Barbacoa have created a snarly, steely sound reminiscent of the dust and speed of a Tarantino movie, more closely aligning themselves to the southern border than that to the north.
• Parmaga – Parmaga’s knack for balancing dreamy, hypnotic vocals with vital guitars redefines shoegaze into something more accessible and yet every bit as sonically enveloping.
• Eames Brothers – While paying homage to classic blues in both subject matter and style, Eames Brothers maintain their own voice with thick guitar solos, bright keys and sly vocals.
• Lendway – Lendway’s pop sensibilities are defined by jangly guitars, growling base and skittish drumming, creating a lucid bed for thoughtful, almost-whispered lyrics.
• Maryse Smith & The Rosesmiths – With a quirky warble in the vein of Patsy Cline, Maryse Smith somehow conveys both world-weariness and naivety, her songs colored with bright snare, robust base and honeyed acoustic guitar.
• Split Tongue Crow – Lazily winding their way through high hats, slide guitar and violin, Rutland’s Split Tongue Crow reverberates with warm harmonies and prosaic lyrics.
• Fredericks Brown – Carrying on the Mahal legacy, Taj’s daughter Deva Mahal’s dusky vocals evoke smoky nightclubs, bright spotlights and baby-grand pianos.
Time: Gates 4pm, Show 4:15pm
Date: Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14
Location: Waterfront Park, 1 College Street, Burlington, VT
Ages: All ages. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets: $50 early bird (first 500), $60 advance, $35 single day tickets (limited number available)
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th at 11am
Charge by phone: 888-512-7469
In person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington
Glass, pets, outside alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. All events are rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Presented by 104.7 The Point.