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Grand Ol Echo Presents

ROOTS ROADHOUSE 2
with The Sadies, OLD MAN MARKELY, BIG SANDY AND THE FLY RIGHT BOYS, EILEN JEWEL & many more

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Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 3:00 PM PDT
Echoplex (below the Echo), Los Angeles, CA

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Entrance at Echoplex • 3 STAGES / 1 TICKET • BEER * BBQ & BINGO !     ALL AGES EVENT

Roots Roadhouse 2 is the all day-into-night festival celebrating Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues and Old Time Music. The artists on Roots Roadhouse take the tradition, or root of these genres of music and twist and bend just enough to call them their own, but still stay true to the classic form. It is curated by The Echo, Grand Ole Echo and The New Los Angeles Folk Festival and will be an all-ages event.

 The mini-festival takes place in both The Echo and Echoplex and includes The Grand Ole Echo’s practice of a “back porch” or outdoor stage for more acoustic/bluegrass and old-time music artists.  Last year the outdoor stage erupted into an afternoon of foot-stomping, hand-clapping and impromptu square dancing.  As noted in the LA Observer’s Chicken Corner, “I took (my daughter) to an all-ages, country rock, urban-country-rockabilly-cowpunk extravaganza called Roots Roadhouse…what a treat that was!  Not to mention the graceful confectionary fusion of cultural…stuff, both intentional and not.”

 In addition to the music, Roots Roadhouse will feature The Bicycle Kitchen (a local non-profit bicycle repair shop) along with vendors selling vintage clothing , jewelry, and collectible Americana objects, games of Bingo with prizes, BBQ trucks, and Alternative arts & crafts led by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.  There will be a full bar in side and Belgium/Fat Tire Beer will be the official sponsor of the event. 

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