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Lilac Fest announces music line-up

Organizers of the Rochester Lilac Festival have announced a dozen headliners and special guests who will be performing free shows at that festival in May.

Festival Producer Jeff Springut  says they include Roomful of Blues, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Third World, and several others. 

“We’ve got some blues, we’ve got a little bit of country, we’ve got some reggae, we’ve got some Dave Matthews, we’ve got a nice variety.”

New this year is what organizers are calling the  “VIP Ultra Lounge Experience Tent.”  For $35 a ticket, that offers a special lounge area, private cash bar, Air-Conditioned restrooms and access to the Front Stage.

The festival runs from May 11th to the 20th, and usually attracts more than a half-million people during that run.

Here’s the music line-up:

The Devil Makes Three – May 11

Al Copley Band with Greg Piccolo and Doug James of the Original Roomful of Blues – May 12

Quinn Sullivan – May 12

Parsonsfield – May 13

Zac Brown Tribute Band – May 13

The Record Company – May 14

Third World – May 15

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – May 16

Uprooted ft. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root – May 17

Smooth Hound Smith – May 18

The Wood Brothers – May 18

Mingo Fishtrap – May 19

Driftwood- May 20

Big Eyed Phish- May 20

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Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.