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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sloan Wainwright Headlines Rootstock This Weekend

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Founded last year with the mission of “helping farmers stay rooted,” Rootstock is a local folk music festival that’s certainly, well, growing. The second installment takes place this Saturday and features four stellar acts, food, and other events related to sustainable living, with proceeds from the event going toward to the establishment of emergency relief grants for New York farmers in need. Performers this year include Sloan Wainwright, Twisted Pine, Daisycutter, and Jacob Bernz.

“Farming is a high-stakes calling, where a farmer’s livelihood is often dependent upon unpredictable elements, like weather,” says event organizer and Daisycutter vocalist Sara Milonovich. “For many, the margins are often so slim that one catastrophe can be all that stands between survival and going out of business. With every farm that disappears, we jeopardize our nation’s food security and access, and risk losing our valuable green space to development… When disaster strikes, the amount of time it takes to get aid can be crucial to a farm’s recovery. The goal of Rootstock is to establish an emergency fund that farmers can access in times of crisis.”

Here’s Sloan Wainwright and her band performing the low-down blues “Meet Me in the Morning”:

Rootstock 2018 will take place on May 12 from noon to 6pm at Scenic Hudson’s Red Barn at Long Dock Park in Beacon, New York. Early bird tickets are available now for $20 at the Rootstock website: https://www.rootstockfest.org/concert.

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