Posted in music | tour dates on March 16, 2009


The name Rothbury confuses me. I immediately think it's a European festival, but in fact, the jam-band heavy music festival that premiered in 2008 takes place in Rothbury, Michigan. This year's lineup was just announced...

The Dead (their ONLY summer appearance!), Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes will top the bill of over 60 diverse and stellar artists at the second annual ROTHBURY Festival at the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan on July 2-3-4-5, 2009.

Also on the bill are Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas, STS9 (2 shows: full band/Live PA Set), G. Love & Special Sauce, Gov't Mule, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Guster, Les Claypool, Chromeo, Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, Ani DiFranco and many others.

Full lineup below...

ROTHBURY's current list of confirmed artists is as follows:
The Dead
Bob Dylan and His Band
The String Cheese Incident
Willie Nelson & Family
The Black Crowes
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas
G. Love & Special Sauce
Gov't Mule
Broken Social Scene
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Disco Biscuits
Les Claypool
Cold War Kids
John Butler
Ani DiFranco
Girl Talk
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Martin Sexton
Flogging Molly
Railroad Earth
The Hold Steady
Toots & The Maytals
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Brett Dennen
Zappa Plays Zappa
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Shpongle DJ Set
Son Volt
Jackie Greene
Man Man
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band w/ Tony Rice
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
Kid Cudi
STS9 Live PA
The Glitch Mob
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Pretty Lights
Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll
Quannum All Stars ft. Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs, Gift of Gab & Lifesavas
Toubab Krewe
Sam Roberts Band
Hill Country Revue
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Lipp Service
2020 Soundsystem
Break Science ft. Adam Deitch
The Hard Lessons
The Low Anthem
Underground Orchestra
Future Rock
The Macpodz
Steppin' In It
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Chris Pierce
Rachel Goodrich
The Ragbirds
Four Finger Five

Additional acts to be announced in the coming months.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 20 at noon EDT at and at 1-888-512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CDT).



Comments (10)

I thought string cheese broke up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2009 8:59 AM

This is STELLAR!

Thanks AEG Live for bringing this to Michigan once again!

We are chatting about this at

Posted by | March 16, 2009 9:30 AM

Oh Jesus. String Cheese is back...

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2009 9:35 AM


Posted by ya ya ya | March 16, 2009 10:36 AM

Serioulsy I thought String Cheese was done too, honestly one of the most boring lame shows I have ever seen (kind of embarrassed that I went in the first place)

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2009 11:04 AM

Shpongle?!?! Sweet! I think this is their first show in America.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2009 3:20 PM

Coming over from UK to see this.

Posted by mat | March 16, 2009 7:23 PM

anon 3:20

nope, he is playing at irving plaza on may 2nd. he is also playing a few other dates that i dont remember, im just a little sad its a dj set and not the live awesome show :(

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2009 7:42 PM

where's franti he's off in july!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 8:16 PM

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!

Posted by منتديات حائل | February 12, 2011 9:32 AM

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