(Davenport - Iowa) River Roots Live, the Quad-Cities' premiere music festival featuring top national bands and barbeque, is excited to announce the remainder of its 2011 band lineup. National acts Apache Relay and 500 Miles to Memphis will be joined by Quad-City natives Chrash, The Candymakers, Bacon, and The Lion in Rome. River Roots Live will continue to offer free admission and the festival will take place in downtown Davenport's LeClaire Park on the Mississippi riverfront Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20.
Apache Relay's first studio record, 1988, was hailed as the "Best of What's Next" and one of the "Eight Most Auspicious Musical Debuts of 2009" by Paste Magazine. 500 Miles to Memphis has received critical praise for their ability to satisfy the musical hunger of fans in both country and alternative/punk genres. Their song "All My Friends Are Crazy" is now part of the Rock Band video game, and 500 Miles To Memphis has also received the praise of music journalists worldwide.
Blues Traveler and Gin Blossoms will headline River Roots Live in 2011 supported by a strong lineup of additional outstanding national artists including Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Nikka Costa, Cory Chisel & the Wondering Sons, Trampled Under Foot, The Giving Tree Band, Chamberlin, and the Kris Lager Band. Additional regional acts include Dan Hubbard and the Humidors, and Kevin B.F. Burt & the Instigators.
For complete details regarding band bios, barbeque rib vendors, and festival activities, please visit www.RiverRootsLive.com.
Downtown Partnership, River Music Experience, and Living Lands & Waters
River Roots Live is presented by Rhythm City Casino and Riverboat Development Authority.
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