The alternative-meets-folk festival on the forefront of everyone’s minds is back in Burlington, Vermont for Year Nine! Brought to the public by Higher Ground and GRAMMY-nominee Grace Potter, Grand Point North hits the coastal setting of Waterfront Park this September 14th and 15th — and it’s not too late to get your passes!
Just shy of a decade-long legacy, Grand Point North 9 stays true to its roots…
Just shy of a decade-long legacy, Grand Point North 9 stays true to its roots with local homegrown talent alongside major mainstream headliners. Naturally, Grace Potter is one of them, as well as reggae legends Gov’t Mule and funky heavyweights on the up-and-up, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Trombone Shorty. If you haven’t caught Trombone Shorty in action yet, be prepared for the show of your lifetime! Spanning two days, the festival also welcomes Lucius, J.S. Ondara, Lucy Dacus, Michael Nau, Bailen, Francesca Blanchard, Lady Moon & The Eclipse, Matthew Mercury, The Bubs, J Bengoy, Sabouyouma, Princess Nostalgia and Ben Fuller. Talk about a late summer folksy, funky party!
As per usual, Grand Point North also showcases Vermont vendors and artists in their Grand Point Local and Grand Point Weird sections. The former will offer delicacies from VT eateries, such as Skinny Pancake, Open Hearth Pizza, Bluebird BBQ and more; the latter is all artwork, curated from Grace Potter’s sister Charlotte. Charlotte Potter, now Executive Director at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, will this year highlight everything the local institution can offer, ranging from sculpture to art to woodworking. Whether it’s a tiny house on wheels or a hand-crafted boat, Grand Point Weird will turn attendees’ heads.
Like the previous years, Grand Point North will not be a camping festival. However, there’s camping nearby! Hotels and campgrounds are only a mile or so out from the action, so don’t think you have to shell out major cash to attend. Speaking of cost, as the festival gains more and more popularity, ticket prices remain the same. Single day tickets are only $64 ($69 day-of) and two-day weekend passes are only $89 — out the door!! VIP options are already sold out, because fans of the fest know the true value of VIP. Bummer for those wanting to upgrade, but at least you can still go if you’ve been hesitant to jump on this festival of all folk fests. For more information, visit the links below or www.grandpointnorth.com.