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GrassRoots Festival postponed to 2021

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This year’s Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance was to have been a celebration of the event’s 30th Anniversary. Now, the party will have to wait until 2021.

In a message posted to YouTube and shared across social media, GrassRoots founder Jed Puryear announced the postponement of the 30th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance to July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In keeping with the festival’s origin as a benefit to support AIDS related causes, Puryear offered thanks to the healthcare workers who are working on the front lines of the pandemic. And, he ended the short message on a hopeful note.



In a written announcement, the Grassroots Festival Organization said they made the decision in consultation with public health officials.



Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.