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Rusted Root announced as headliner for Allerton Festival

Allerton park has announced the headliner for the Allerton Festival, coming in September. Rusted Root is a roots/alternative band originally from Pittsburgh and has toured nationally with well-known acts. Tickets to the fest will be available for sale on Friday. For more information, see the press release below: 

 Allerton Festival will feature national talent

Monticello – Allerton Park & Retreat Center has announced that Rusted Root will be the headliner for their Allerton Festival, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union. The band, which has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, will perform on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm in the estate’s 14-acre Meadow at 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Rusted Root was formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki in the early ‘90s, and quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. After debuting with their self-released album “Cruel Sun,” Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum-selling breakthrough “When I Woke,” featuring hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” The band has been on tour with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and on the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour.

Known for creating a unique fusion of acoustic rock, world and other styles of music, Rusted Root’s sound uses a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American and Native American influences.

“We think Rusted Root’s distinctive sound and upbeat tempo will fit nicely with the atmosphere and space in the Allerton Meadow,” explains Derek Peterson, Associate Director at Allerton Park. “Our Concert Series has been growing steadily over the past few years, and we’re looking forward to bringing nationally-known talent to the community.”

Tickets ($15/person) will be for sale on Allerton’s website starting June 24, and at the gate ($18/person), if available. Food and drink will be available for purchase and guests should bring blankets or chairs.

The concert is made possible with the support of presenting sponsor, the University of Illinois Community Credit Union, as well as: the News-Gazette, The Ayers Family, Illinois Public Media, Country Arbors, The Friends of Allerton, Kirby Medical Center, AHW LLC, The Atkins Group, Champaign Surplus, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), The Herbold Family Trust, Kelly’s Accounting Service, Inc., Kennedy Hutson Associates, and Sterling Wealth Management.

For the complete 2016 concert schedule and more information visit or call (217) 333-3287.

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