Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nickelodeon Musician Jill Sobule ("Harriet The Spy", "Unfabulous") To Perform At The 22nd Annual GrassRoots Festival Of Music And Dance In Trumansburg, New York, USA

According to, the American singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, who has contributed music to the popular original Nickelodeon television series "Unfabulous" and also guest stars on Nickelodeon Movies' "Harriet the Spy" soundtrack, singing the song "The Secretive Life" for Nickelodeon Movies' first ever Nickelodeon Movie, "Harriet the Spy", will be a performing artist at the 22nd annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance at Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York, USA on Sunday 22nd July 2012 at 12:45 p.m. on the Grandstand:
GrassRoots takes hold in T-burg

Local favorites, famous faces fill four-day music festival

Beginning [Wednesday 18th July 2012], the 22nd annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance returns to the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, offering four days of many genres of roots music from various parts of the world. Founded by host band Donna the Buffalo, whose members were inspired by playing and performing at similar festivals up and down the East Coast, GrassRoots will feature dozens of bands performing on four stages over four days.

Many familiar festival favorites will return, [...]. And festival organizers have brought in some new headliners, including country legend George Jones and '90s indie pop favorite Jill Sobule.

Tickets for GrassRoots are available at the gate. A weekend pass costs $110 (children until 12 get in free, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian); daily passes are $40 today and Friday, $45 on Saturday, and $30 on Sunday.

You can learn more about GrassRoots by picking up a festival program at several locations around Ithaca and Trumansburg or download a schedule at

With that in mind, here's a day-by-day rundown of some of the festival highlights, mostly focusing on out-of-town bands:




- Jill Sobule will make her GrassRoots debut at 12:45 p.m. on the Grandstand. Known for her mid-90s hit "I Kissed A Girl," Sobule has released several albums, including 2009's "California Years," as well as performing on NPR and Air America and doing the music for the Nickelodeon Network's "Unfabulous."