Progressive bluegrass legends Leftover Salmon and famed New Orleans funk band Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will each perform at Rooster Walk 5 this Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26). To purchase tickets online, click here.
Formed in Boulder, Colo., at the end of 1989, Leftover Salmon was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping them become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. They have performed all over the world, headlined huge festivals such as Telluride, and their up-tempo, rocking, partygrass stylings have made them festival favorites with all ages for decades.
The band features legendary musical figures Vince Herman on guitar and Drew Emmitt on mandolin, as well as a more recent addition: Chapel Hill, N.C.’s Andy Thorn on banjo.
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the “Big Easy” tradition of a good time. The all-star collective features Ivan Neville on keys, the unique double-bass attack of veterans Tony Hall and Nick Daniels, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums.
From annual performances at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest to an aggressive touring schedule with noteworthy appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Hangout, All Good, High Sierra, VoodooExperience, Bear Creek, Gathering of the Vibes, Wanee and Jam Cruise to name a few, Dumpstaphunk continue to redefine their genre with a signature groove that dares listeners not to move.
These two bands top off what was already Rooster Walk’s strongest lineup ever. Yarn will perform two nights, while great acts like Larry Keel & Sammy Shelor, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Dangermuffin, Josh Panda & the Hot Damned, Lizzy Ross, Sanctum Sully and more will also perform. For a full list of bands playing at the festival, click here.
Rooster Walk 5 will occur at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds in the rolling countryside near Martinsville, Va.