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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


-Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet

-Big Cosmo

-Big Brass Juke*

-Chaka Khan*


-Crazy Fingers*

-The Del McCoury Band

-Donna the Buffalo


-Elastic Bond*


-Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

-Greg Humphreys

-The Habanero Honeys*


-Immortal Technique*

-The Jacob Jeffries Band*



-Jim Lauderdale

-Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

-Keith Secola & Wild Band of Indians

-The Lee Boys

-Locos Por Juana


-Mixed Culture


-Preston Frank

-Raffa & Rainer*

-Revelation Mizik

-The Rowan Cunningham Band*


-Sim Redmond Band

-Son Salvaje



-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 Admission is free for kids under 12 years of age. Call 786-332-4630 or visit

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