GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Press Information



Thanks for your interest in the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival! Please, check out all the info provided below. If you have any questions or interview requests, please contact: or 607-387-5098.

press Passes

You must contact us in advance to obtain press credentials for the festival. Press pass requests will be accepted through Monday, July 9 for the 2018 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival. A separate application is required for each person requesting a press pass. During the festival, press check-in is located at the front gate on the right side of the volunteer tent. Please, show ID to receive your press pass and festival wristband.

2018 Radio Ad:

Available in June


Coming soon!

2017 PERFORMER photoS:

 Host band - Donna the Buffalo (photo credit: Chris Mortenson)

Host band - Donna the Buffalo (photo credit: Chris Mortenson)



official logos:



Economic impact survey:

In  2008, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival conducted an economic impact survey, with results compiled and analyzed by Americans for the Arts, an independent non-profit organization.  According to Americans for the Arts, "[GrassRoots] is a $4.8 million economic engine in Tompkins County -- one that supports 102 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $644,000 in government revenue."  (Click on the link to download the full report)



In the news:

What's new at GrassRoots this year?, by Matt Steecker
Ithaca Journal - April 26, 2017

Classroots, by Keira Burton
Trumansburg Troubadour - Winter 2017 Issue, pg 5

GrassRoots bonds generations, by Eric Banford
Tompkins Weekly - August 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, Trumansburg, New York, by Amos Perrine
No Depression - July 31, 2016

Good times roll at GrassRoots Festival, by Kelsey O'Connor
Ithaca Journal - July 22, 2016

GrassRoots 2016: Growing up with a Festival, by Rudy Gerson
Ithaca Times - July 20, 2016

Grassroots Culture Camp connects musicians, aficionados, by Nick Reynolds
Ithaca Journal - July 18, 2016

GrassRoots Festival will host Culture Camp, by Eric Banford
Tompkins Weekly - July 11, 2016

Jeb Puryear: Growing GrassRoots in Trumansburg, by Peggy Haine
Ithaca Journal - January 18, 2016

Radio Interviews:

GrassRoots Culture Camp - Tara Nevins interviewed
WHCU New Talk Radio with Lee Rayburn - April 19, 2017

article Archives:

Finger Lakes GrassRoots festival returns for its 20th year, by Luke Fenchel
Ithaca Times - July 21, 2010

Aids Concerti 'People are starting to feel for each other', by Anthony Violanti
Buffalo News - April 19, 1992