The Michigan Roots Jamboree is a two-day outdoor music festival which highlights the best sounds, sights and flavors the region has to offer in beautiful Riverside Park. Once again the Michigan Roots Jamboree offers safe overnight urban camping to accommodate festival goers at Frog Island Park. This year’s lineup boasts some of the best music acts the Midwest has to offer with diverse genres ranging from rock to bluegrass to “dancethink!” Ella Riot, NOMO, Steppin’ In It, Frontier Ruckus, The Werks, Hoots and Hellmouth and more perform over the two days. The fun doesn’t stop there — from 10pm-2am Crossroads Bar & Grill, Corner Brewery and Woodruff’s Bar will host the Late Night Jamboree featuring The Macpodz, Covert, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus and other exciting acts to keep the after-hours jumpin’. There will also be a delicious selection of local foods, games and activities for the kids, a wide variety of local and regional craft beers, and some of the region’s best artisans selling their handcrafted wares. Space is limited so be sure to get your tickets for this once a year event early. Check out sample tracks of the artists and navigate the full festival schedule on the website. Friday, 4pm-12am;Saturday, 10am-12am. $15 day pass/$30-$100 weekend passes. 515 E. Cross Street, Ypsilanti. www.rootsjamboree.com
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