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
-Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
-Big Brass Juke*
-The Del McCoury Band
-Donna the Buffalo
-Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
-The Habanero Honeys*
-The Jacob Jeffries Band*
-Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
-Keith Secola & Wild Band of Indians
-The Lee Boys
-Locos Por Juana
-Raffa & Rainer*
-The Rowan Cunningham Band*
-Sim Redmond Band
-Thousands of One
-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.