Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.
Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.

Chaka Khan, Immortal Technique, 14 Others Added to Virginia Key Grassroots Festival

The Herd just got a little thicker.

Two weeks ago, the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival -- a SoFla spinoff of Ithaca, New York's Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, organized by mountain music crew Donna the Buffalo -- released its initial 25-act lineup, starring socially conscious hip-hop collective Arrested Development, Del McCoury's blazing bluegrass band, and world rock quintet Toubab Krewe.

Now, though, the four-day fest has added another 16 acts including soul-pop icon Chaka Khan and NYC rap guerrilla Immortal Technique. See the cut for the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival's full, updated 41-act lineup.

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival Lineup

*Newly added artists

-Arrested Development

-ArtOfficial

-Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet

-Big Cosmo

-Big Brass Juke*

-Chaka Khan*

-COPE*

-Crazy Fingers*

-The Del McCoury Band

-Donna the Buffalo

-Driftwood

-Elastic Bond*

-Fishbone

-Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

-Greg Humphreys

-The Habanero Honeys*

-Hobex*

-Immortal Technique*

-The Jacob Jeffries Band*

-Jahfe*

-Jewels*

-Jim Lauderdale

-Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

-Keith Secola & Wild Band of Indians

-The Lee Boys

-Locos Por Juana

-Mishka*

-Mixed Culture

-Omniscient*

-Preston Frank

-Raffa & Rainer*

-Revelation Mizik

-The Rowan Cunningham Band*

-Rubblebucket

-Sim Redmond Band

-Son Salvaje

-Suenalo

-Sunsetters*

-Thousands of One

-Toubab Krewe

-Willie Watson & the Evil City String Band

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival. Thursday, February 9, to Sunday, February 12, 2012. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne. Four-day festival passes cost $50 for youth and $90 to $100 for adults via grassrootsstore.org. Admission is free for kids under 12 years of age. Call 786-332-4630 or visit virginiakeygrassroots.com.

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