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Square Roots Fest Announces Eclectic Music Lineup

By Patty Wetli | Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Anyone worried that the inaugural Square Roots Festival, July 20 – 22, would be a tribute-band shadow of the beloved Folk & Roots Fest can now breathe a sigh of relief. Organizers just released the music lineup and it’s plenty eclectic, ranging from Afro-Colombian world fusion to orchestral folk. We’d say there’s something for everyone, but death metal fans will once again be disappointed.

Square Roots is a collaboration between the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Billed as a “craft beer and music experience,” the festival will take place between 4400 N. Lincoln Ave. and  4560 N. Lincoln Ave. (Montrose to Wilson) and also feature food from local restaurants.

2012 Performers
Sidi Touré (Malian guitar guru)
Waco Brothers (Chicago’s own)
Ezra Furman (indie rock)
Global Dance Party Outdoors! with Carpacho y su Super Combo (dance lesson & live music)
Canasta (Chicago indie pop)
MAKU Soundsystem (Afro-Colombian world fusion)
Orisha Dance Chicago (Afro-Cuban)
Mrigya (Indian fusion)
Taj Weekes & Adowa (reggae)
Paseo Jarocho (Mexican son)
Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp (Cajun)
AfriCaribe (Puerto Rican / Caribbean)
Magic Carpet (Jazz world fusion)
Orquesta El Macabeo (Salsa)
Musikanto (Folk Americana)
Jonas Friddle and the Majority (orchestral folk)
Kong Fuzi (funk)
Elephant Revival (folk)
Harlan Terson (blues)
10th Midwest Fiddle Championship
Bailey Dee’s Rockabilly Round Up (rockabilly)

Kids Music
Wiggleworms Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party
Laura Doherty Band
Little Miss Ann
Lindsay & The Shimmies
Young Stracke All Stars

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