Save Your Roots

Help GrassRoots Festivals keep music & arts in the community in 2021!

A fundraising campaign for GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

For the past 30 years the GrassRoots Festivals have been a part of your family and you have been a part of ours. We have come together several times a year in the spirit of music, art and community, and what started as a benefit to support AIDS related causes has transformed into an engine for expression, creativity, education and critically weighing the issues of our time in order to create positive change in the community. This feels like one of these times where all of this matters the most.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization we have worked very hard to keep this festival belonging to you, our fans, and each ticket purchased or volunteer hour performed has been instrumental to this mission. We don’t have large pools of corporate sponsors as we have kept our festival an authentic experience, free from the boundaries of corporate influence. Each donation or ticket has ensured that this remains your festival, and for that the GrassRoots Festival Organization is very grateful for the generations of fans that have come together in this spirit.

Now for the first time since the festival began 30 years ago, with an entire year of GrassRoots Festivals postponed, we need your support more than ever. In order to raise the $100,000 needed to prepare for the 2021 season, the GrassRoots Festivals are bringing the spirit and essence of GrassRoots to your living room with Save Your Roots, a live stream event from the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY on Saturday, December 19, 2020. So please save the date and help us launch the GrassRoots Festivals into the next 30 years by joining your GrassRoots Family to Save Your Roots.

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About the Organization

GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that hosts four music/dance festivals per year in three different states across the east coast. GrassRoots brings communities of multi-cultured backgrounds together through the magic of music, art, dance, education, wellness and sustainability.

GrassRoots works to nurture local artists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building. The impact of GrassRoots expands far beyond that which occurs during these four-day festivals. For over 30 years, GrassRoots has served to both engage and give back to the local and regional communities in which we exist by providing financial and organizational support to impact positive change.