The Great Blue Heron Music Festival


The Great Blue Heron Music Festival

The Great Blue Heron Music Festival is an annual festival held the first or second weekend of July in Sherman, New York, a small town in the Amish country side of Western New York. The Great Blue Heron Music Festival, or simply Blue Heron, as it is known, draws several thousand visitors throughout the course of three days. The Blue Heron presents over 20 musicians and bands between the Main Stage and Dance Tent throughout the festival. Genres represented among the musicians include bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, African, reggae, Americana, old-time music, Irish music, jam band,and more.

The first Blue Heron was held in 1992cite web|url = http://www.greatblueheron.com/gbh_details2007.html|title=ABOUT THE FESTIVAL| accessdate = 2007-08-28] The festival is a gathering of people who come together to form a harmonious community over the course of 3 days in the summer. Western New York provides the perfect setting for such a festival, with any July heat being moderated by Lake Erie, sometimes referred to as a natural air conditioner.

The dates for 2008's festival are July 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The current line-up for this year festival, as of June 192008 is:
*Donna The Buffalo
*The Avett Brothers
*Kevin Kinsella & Band
*Entrain
*The Town Pants
*Slo-Mo
*The Sim Redmond Band
*Preston Frank & Buffalo Zydeco
*Big Leg Emma
*Five2
*Jim Donovan & Drum The Ecstatic
*The Talk-To-Me's
*Proffessor Louie & The Crowmatix
*Tiger Maple Stringband
*Fisher
*Smackdab
*Dirty Mountain Band
*Old Dawg Bluegrass
*Yankee Zydeco Company
*The Bogarts
*Pine Ridge
*Chicken Fried String Band
*Burke & Bone
*The Steve Johnson Band
*Haybalers

Artists that have performed

According to the Roster of Past Performers, the following artists have performed:cite web|url = http://www.greatblueheron.com/gbh_artists2007.html|title =Roster of Past Performers|accessdate=2007-08-28]
*10,000 Maniacs
*2 Cow Garage
*Alison Pipitone
*Allegany River Indian Dancers
*Armor & Sturtevant
*Atica
*Balfa Toujours
*Barton Barton Liuzzo & Ward
*Barton Liuzzo & Ward
*Barton-Johnson Band
*Big Blow & The Bushwackers
*Big Leg Emma
*Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun
*Blue Sky Mission Club
*Bobby Henrie & The Goners
*Bollo Mah Kissy
*Bombadil
*Boojum Twist
*Boy With A Fish
*Bruce Peterson Blues Project
*Bubba George Stringband
*Buffalo Zydeco
*Chanka Chank
*Circus Of Dreams
*Colorblind James
*Connell Bros Band
*Cornerstone
*Cowpoke Willis
*Cri Du Bayou
*Crow Greenspun
*Dan Berggren
*David Devine
*Djava
*Doctor Zoot
*Donna The Buffalo
*Edna's Driveway
*Eight Naked Buddhas
*Entrain
*Finn & The Sharks
*Five Cubic Feet
*Fred Eaglesmith / Flying Squirrels
*Gandalp Murphy & The Slambovian
*Gary Belloma & The Blue Bombers
*Gokh-Bi System
*Good Dog Bad Dog
*Halley Devestern
*Hank Roberts
*Hillbilly Fun Park
*Hillbilly Idol
*Holly Figueroa
*Hypnotic Clambake
*Inner Orchestra
*Inner Visions
*Jamie Notarthomas
*Jeff & Susie Goehring
*Jenn Wertz & Lovechild
*Jennie Stearns Band
*Jim Donovan
*Jimmyjohnnyjoe
*Joe Thrift & Man Alive
*John & Mary
*John And Mary & The Valkyries
*John Brown's Body
*John Specker
*Johnny Dowd Trio
*J-San & The Analogue Sons
*Kate Jacobs
*Kathy Ziegler
*Keith Lovett
*Keith Secola & Wild Band Of Indians
*Kelley And The Cowboys
*Kilbrannan
*Kinfolks
*Lejeune Jones
*Leroy Thomas / Zydeco Roadrunners
*Lightnin' Wells
*Liz Berlin Band
*Los Straitjackets
*Mamma Tongue
*Martin & Jessica Simpson
*Mecca Bodega
*Mercy Creek
*Mojo Hand Blues Band
*Moot Davis & The Cool Deal
*New Nile Orchestra
*New Paradigm
*Oculus
*One World Tribe
*Organic Groove Farmers
*Paso Fino
*Peacefield
*People Of Earth
*Pine Ridge
*Plastic Nebraska
*Ploughman's Lunch
*Preston Frank
*Psoas
*Rasta Rafiki
*Redheaded Stepchild
*Ritual Space Travel Agency
*River City Slim / Zydeco Hogs
*Roy Carrier & The Night Rockers
*Rusted Root
*Sankai
*Say Zuzu
*Scott Carpenter & The Real Mccoys
*Shoot The Moon
*Sim Redmond Band
*Slobberbone
*Slo-Mo
*Smackdab
*Southern Culture On The Skids
*Steel Pan Alley
*Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
*Stewed Mulligan
*Sunny Weather
*Tara Nevins & Friends
*The Avett Brothers
*The Big Wu
*The Bill Ward Band
*The Blazers
*The Blue Grasshoppers
*The Blues Jumpers
*The Bruce Peterson Blues Project
*The Buddhahood
*The Burns Sisters
*The Buvas
*The Campbell Brothers
*The Carpetbaggers
*The Chicken Chokers (Reunion)
*The Creole Cowboys
*The Crumbles
*The Darlin' Clementines
*The Dashboard Saviors
*The Delaney Brothers
*The Derbines
*The Drummer & The Dancer National Tour
*The Earthworms
*The Freewill Savages
*The Funnest Game
*The Goodfellas
*The Groovemongers
*The Heartbeats
*The Hickory Project
*The Hindu Cowboys
*The Hix
*The Homewreckers
*The Horse Flies
*The Knuckleheads
*The Lonesome Sisters
*The Low Road
*The Macgillicuddies
*The Mighty Wallop
*The Mollys
*The Naked Apes
*The New Alien String Band
*The New Dylans
*The Overtakers
*The Red Hots
*The Red Stick Ramblers
*The Sim Redmond Band
*The Steam Donkeys
*The Talk To Me's
*The Tarbox Ramblers
*The Town Pants
*The Woodshed Trio
*The Woodticks
*Tiger Maple Stringband
*Tim O'brien
*Tin Roof
*Ti-Ti-Chickapea
*Tom Stahl
*Tonemah
*Tony Vacca
*Trevor Macdonald & Silver Bird
*Turku
*Turtle Island Dream
*Viva Quetzal
*Vox Lumina
*Wicked Natural Stringband
*Willis Prudhomme W/ Redline Zydeco
*Xalat
*Y'all
*Yankee Zydeco Company
*Yves Jean Band
*Zekuhl
*Zeta Cauliflower
*Zydeco Experiment

References

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External links

* [http://www.greatblueheron.com/ Official Site]


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