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Gems of the Finger Lakes: GrassRoots Unplugged

Sep 09th, 2023 - Sep 10th, 2023
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 5 McLallen St. , Trumansburg NY
Phone: (607)-387-5939
Price: 35-80

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) will hold a benefit music festival “GrassRoots Unplugged” on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday September 10, 2023 (The weekend after Labor Day), 12:30-10pm each day.

Tickets are available now at with Early Bird pricing of $35 per day and $60 for the entire weekend thru 9/6/2023.  Regular pricing after 9/6 of $45 per day and $80 for the entire weekend will be offered online and at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

All proceeds support TCFA's Capital Campaign to restore the building by raising funds to match a New York Council of the Arts (NYSCA) grant. The two day festival features a lineup of sixteen local performers with an outdoor stage on our lawn and an indoor stage with our fabulous dance floor.

Saturday, 9/9
12:45 - 1:30  Andy Weintraub:Tricks of the Trade, A Magician's Show & Tale
1:45 - 2:30   Motherwort
2:45 - 3:45   TOiVO
4:00 - 5:00   Road Man
5:15 - 6:15   Tenzin w/Emmett Scott
6:30 - 7:30   Bob & Dee
7:45 - 8:45   Notorious Stringbusters
9:00 - 10:00 Thousands of One

Sunday, 9/10
12:30 - 1:30  Cosmo Curry & Perry City Playboys
1:30 - 3:00   Richie & Rose / Rosie and the Bros
3:00 - 4:00  Jeb & Friends
4:15 - 5:15   Dave Davies Trio
5:30 - 6:30  Madd Daddy (Maddy Walsh & Ted Walsh)
6:45 - 8:00  Small Kings
8:30 - 9:45  Sim Redmond Band

Over a dozen local area sponsors are supplying food and beverage options, which will be available for purchase. Other activities include kids art tent, face painting, plein-air painting and a reserve price auction, featuring two spectacular gems from Hashnu Stones:

"We are indeed grateful to be partnering with GrassRoots on this event. The generosity of the musicians, technicians, and community volunteers involved in producing this festival has been incredible. All "Gems of the Finger Lakes: GrassRoots Unplugged" performers are donating their time, energy, and talent to help the Conservatory meet our match. We look forward to throwing a great party with something for everyone, just like at GrassRoots Music and Dance Festival,” states Dona Roman, TCFA Director.

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is engaged in a Capital Campaign to renovate and restore our beautiful 1851 Greek revival building. We are currently working to match the funds provided by the New York Council on the Arts in the amount of $279,000. We have raised over a third of the match  and are well on our way to raising the rest. This two-day festival, featuring some of the area's favorite performers from GrassRoots, will be our next big Capital Campaign event. It's 'Fewer Amps Help Us Revamp!’"


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