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Rooster Walk 7

Yonder Mountain String Band added to Rooster Walk 7 lineup for May 21-24 in Martinsville, Va.

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Fans of new grass, bluegrass and Appalachian rock, listen up: The lineup for Rooster Walk 7 set for May 21-24 at Pop’s Farm near Martinsville, Va., keeps getting better. Organizers announced today that Yonder Mountain String Band will headline along with Lake Street Dive, Steep Canyon Rangers, Southern Culture on the Skids, Mountain Heart and Big Daddy Love.

Also announced today is the addition of Particle. Rooster Walk 6 attendees were treated to an amazing late-night set by these pioneers of the “livetronica” genre.

Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation for the past two decades, according to Johnny Buck, Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival executive director and co-founder.

YMSB will perform the night of Saturday, May 23,  along with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Yarn and BIG Something, among others.

“Rooster Walk is thrilled to add Yonder Mountain String Band as the headliner of our Memorial Day weekend festival,” he said. “TIt is sure to be an unbelievable night of amazing music.”

Buck adds, “There are are still a couple more great bands to add before the lineup is officially complete.” Subscribe to MusicReporterBlog for updates on Rooster Walk and other area music festivals, concerts and events.

Learn more about Rooster Walk here and buy  online tickets here.

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