Some news to pass along this morning on the fast-approaching HomeGrown Music and Art Festival front: After including The Riverboat Gamblers in its initial lineup announcement back in March, the band is now officially off the bill, having backed out due to a scheduling conflict.
No matter: Local music obsessives will probably prefer their replacement, the oh-so-adored Seryn, anyway. Oh, and to boot, the fest has also added a thirteenth performer to the bill: Larry Gee, who you may very well recall from this post from a few weeks back.
Also of note: A portion of the festival's proceeds will go toward the Ace McNeely Foundation, which was created back in September in the wake of the 30-year-old bass player and sound engineer's surprising death. Tickets to the event -- which are $15 in advance and will cost $20 on the day of the show -- can be purchased here.
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2011 Homegrown Music and Art Festival Lineup:
School of Seven Bells
This Will Destroy You
The Burning Hotels
Grant Jones & the Pistol Grip Lassos
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