Roots/Rock: Linton Music Festival 

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Described as Mayberry meets Woodstock, the Linton Music Festival has scheduled more than 30 artists on 3 stages over 3 days in the rural Indiana city of Linton (30 miles west of Bloomington). Genres range from garage rock to indie rock to bluegrass to jazz. Last year, over 10,000 people attended the free event, which takes place at Humphreys Park.

Schedule of bands to be announced, with the festival running three days:
Friday, September 2nd (5:30pm-10:00pm)
Saturday, September 3rd (Noon-10:00pm)
Sunday, September 4th (1:00pm-10:00pm)

Band lineup:
Born Again Floozies
No One Zero
King McQueen
No More Goodbyes
Ken Tucker
Wikker Elefant
Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
WRV Jammin’ Pans
The Tillers
Compass Rose
Dickey James and the Blue Flames
The Redding Shift
Calling Corners
The Just
Keesha Scott
The Hiding
The Getaway
The Nosey Joe Band
B.G. McPike & Solly Burton
White Lightning Boys
Samurai Porkchop
Bubba Wiggles
Lindsay Smith
Sheila Stephen & the Rodeo Monkeys
Steven Dunn


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A music writer for more than 30 years, Rob began as a rock radio jock at age 17. Born in central Indiana, Rob moved north and spent his college years in Hillsdale, Michigan. That meant traveling to Detroit for all the good rock shows, and explains his affinity for Seger, the J. Geils Band, and Mitch Ryder. He's... more

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