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Dawes, Old 97’s top lineup at Somerset’s Master Musicians Festival

Dawes will headline the final night of the 2017 Master Musicans Festival.
Dawes will headline the final night of the 2017 Master Musicans Festival. dawestheband.com

Dawes will top the lineup at the 24th annual Master Musicians Festival July 7 and 8 at Festival Field on the campus of Somerset Community College.

Joining the folk-rockers, whose latest album is encouragingly titled “We’re All Going to Die,” will be Blackberry Smoke, who recently headlined at Manchester Music Hall. In a news release, festival president Tiffany Bourne said Smoke has been the most requested band by festival goers. While they close out the fest on the 8th, the opening-night lineup is topped by the Old 97’s, whose lastest “Graveyard Whistling” (such encouraging titles) dropped last week.

Other highlights of the lineup include white-hot singer and songwriter Parker Millsap, Canadian star Colter Wall and one of Lexington’s hottest exports, The Wooks.

Here are the full lineups:

July 7

The Old 97’s

Colter Wall

The Wooks

Roanoke

Frontier

July 8

Dawes

Blackberry Smoke

Parker Millsap

Shannon McNally

Roots of a Rebellion

The Rooster’s Crow

The Local Honeys

Burn Hislope

Tickets are on sale for $20 July 7 only, $40 July 8 through May 31, and $45 for a weekend pass through March 31.

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