GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
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Dinners & Dances

 

Dinners & Dances

 

INCLUDED WITH CULTURE CAMP &  OPEN TO THE PUBLIc

 
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Dinners at 6:30pm - Dances at 8:30pm

Culture Camp celebrates the end of each day with a super fun and fabulous themed dinner and dance! Dinners are cooked in traditional style by performers and chefs from around the United States. Tickets for “dinner and a dance” or just “the dance” are sold separately. You don’t have to do both- you can come to just the dance if you'd like. In the tradition of the festive GrassRoots community spirit, the dinners and dances are open to the public! All are welcome to join in this special time each evening. Come warm up your dance shoes with us in a more intimate setting before the main festival begins!


 

honky tonk night

SUNDAY, JULY 15

 
 

by Cynthia Frazzini
of "The Believers" and "Special Occasion Catering" from Nashville, Tennessee

Skillet Fried Chicken Breasts with Black Pepper Gravy
BBQ Vegetarian Meatloaf, Collards Greens, Cornbread, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Corn Pudding
Garden Salad, Peach Cobbler with Southern Comfort Whipped Cream

 
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HONKY TONK WITH J.P. HARRIS
Nashville, TN
J.P. Harris and his Honky Tonk band will have you up grabbing a partner and dancing all night long!  
(Texas two-step workshop at 7:30PM before the dance)

“Best Country Album of 2012” by The Nashville Scene, and by the Independent Music Awards.  Rolling Stone's fall 2014’s “Country Tours Not To Miss,” as well as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015.” 

 

cajun night

monday, JULY 16

 
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by Word Of Mouth Catering of Trumansburg, New York

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice
Buttermilk Cornbread, Tossed Greens w/Vinaigrette
Corn Maque Choux, Iced Coconut Cake

 
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STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
Lafayette, LA
Four-time Grammy nominees, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys embody the very
heart and soul of the Cajun music tradition and bring us the finest of its kind! 
(Cajun two-step workshop afternoon of the dance)

"When all that heart and all that skill focus on the revelry of a hot two-step, then turn on a dime and deliver an a cappella ballad, then play something that sounds like Howlin’ Wolf fell in lust with a Creole girl, you’ve found the most Cajun music you can find in any one spot. You’ve found Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys."

 

CUBAN Night

TUESDAY, JULY 17

 
 

by performers of Cortadito from Miami, Florida

Arroz con Pollo a la Chorrera (Chicken and Rice)
Platano Maduro Fritos (Fried sweet plantain)
Ensalada de Lechuga, Tomate, y Cebolla (Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion Salad)

 
 
 

CUBAN WITH CORTADITO PLAYING SON MONTUNO, BOLERO SON, & GUARACHA STYLES
Miami, FL
Cortadito is a traditional Cuban Son group that focuses on performing the music of early nineteenth century Cuba, an era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing the world over. Simply put, Cortadito could best be described as having a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. 
(Salsa workshop afternoon of the dance)

 
 
 

CREOLe Night

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

 
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by Kevin Dugas and Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys of Lafayette, Louisiana
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Rice & Potato salad

 
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ZYDECO WITH PRESTON FRANK AND HIS FAMILY ZYDECO BAND
Soileau, LA
The finest in Creole/Zydeco music with our beloved Preston Frank and the Frank family! 
GrassRoots and Culture Camp wouldn't be the same without them! 
(Zydeco two-step workshop afternoon of the dance)


 

Tickets:

Dance Only

You don't have to wait until the festival... Put your dancing shoes on and meet us under the dance tent! 
$12 in advance/ $15 at-the-gate
 

Dinner & Dance 

Fuel up before getting your dance on! Enjoy a delicious dinner with the company of the GrassRoots Culture Camp community, then dance the night away.
$30 in advance & at-the-gate

Get advance tickets by July 9th!

 

Workshops

Culture Camp tickets include daily workshops, plus nightly dinners and dances.