Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Announce 3rd Annual Grand Point North Music Festival

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September 14-15 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Special guests to include Gov’t Mule, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Felice Brothers, City and Colour and Shovels & Rope.

Grand Point North Music Festival will take place September 14-15, 2013 in Burlington, Vermont

“This is the year when Grand Point North is gonna stake its claim as one of the must-see festivals,” said Grace Potter. “I’m already feeling the momentum."

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals along with Higher Ground Presents have announced the 3rd annual Grand Point North Music Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2013.

The main stage line-up for the 2013 festival will include Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule, New Orleans soul/funk band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Canadian singer/songwriter City and Colour, country rock band The Felice Brothers, and Charleston-based county/rock band Shovels & Rope. The festival will take place at Burlington’s Waterfront Park.

“This is the year when Grand Point North is gonna stake its claim as one of the must-see festivals,” said Grace Potter. “I’m already feeling the momentum. It’s gratifying to have created a destination festival in a picturesque city overlooking the Adirondacks and know that people are coming no matter who is playing."

In addition to the talent on the main stage, some of the best bands of Burlington will be featured on the second stage, including Josh Panda & The Hot Damned, Scott Tournet & Ver La Luz, Belle Pines featuring Brett Hughes & The Honkey Tonk Tuesdays, Alpenglow, Rough Francis, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Natalie Prass featuring Benny Yurco and Paper Castles.

“Grand Point North is one of those festivals that’s going to endure, not based on massive numbers—we’re always going to keep it human-scaled—but because people know it’s going to be a spirited event that you can’t experience anywhere else,” continued Potter.

On the shores of Lake Champlain, Burlington’s Waterfront Park offers an idyllic setting for the family-friendly festival. The festival offers music on two side by side stages with alternating performances, enabling festivals goers to catch every note.    The opening bands are hand-picked by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and are always an amazing addition to the headline talent. The intimate size of the festival guarantees attendees will be able to experience all that it has to offer.

Food is an important part of any festival and Grand Point Local will feature some of Burlington’s best chefs and restaurants, curated by Burlington’s own Skinny Pancake.

Tickets for the Grand Point North Music Festival go on sale Friday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Tickets will be available online Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 888-512-7469 or in person at the Higher Ground box office, located at 1214 Williston Road in South Burlington.

The first 500 tickets for sale are considered early bid tickets and are priced at $59 for the two-day festival. Two-day festival tickets are currently $69 and will increase to $79 closer to the show date. One-day tickets are $49 in advance. Children 12 and under are free.

Two VIP ticketing options are also available. For an additional $60 per ticket, two-day ticket holders can get early entry into the festival, access to a VIP viewing area by the soundboard, access to a VIP tent and dollar beer bar, two drink tickets per day, a limited edition signed poster and a souvenir VIP laminate. For those who purchased more than one two-day ticket, a $150 VIP option includes all of the above benefits for two ticket holders plus reserved parking for both days of the festival.

All events are rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. |

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