By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) – Blossoming from the tragic loss of two friends, Rooster Walk has grown from an intimate affair to honor their memory to one of the east coast’s top music festivals destinations on Memorial Day weekend. The festival, which relocated to Pop’s Farm in 2015, will celebrate it’s ten year anniversary from May 24-27 with a star-studded lineup featuring established and emerging artists along with epic collaborations you won’t see anywhere else.
Leading this year’s lineup is led by soulful folk masters The Wood Brothers, fresh off the February release of One Drop of Truth; the blues of JJ Grey & Mofro and pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph & The Family Band. View the full lineup below.
However, while the artists performing throughout the weekend are good enough on their own, special collaborations are what oftentimes spark the most memorable and organic musical experiences for both the artist and the fan.
On that note Rooster Walk doesn’t disappoint, curating several special and one-of-a-kind performances led by Kings & Strings—a superstar collaboration between guitar virtuosos Marcus King, rooted in blues and southern rock, and Billy Strings, a Michigander whose veins course with the influences or bluegrass and punk rock. The duo, who have never met leading up to the performance, will be joined by drummer Jeff Sipe, formerly of Leftover Salmon.
Other unique collaborations include “The Jammy Jam” hosted by The Grass is Dead, a tribute to Gregg Allman by The Trongone Band, campfire jams and “The Last Yaltz” performed by Yarn and guests.
For information on tickets, daily performance schedules and more visit roosterwalk.com.