Rhythm and Roots returns to Ninigret Park

For the 16th year in a row, the Rhythm and Roots Festival will return to Ninigret Park for Labor Day Weekend. According to the festival’s website festival goers have the opportunity to enjoy “Cajun, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Blues, Bluegrass, Vintage Rock and other forms of roots music.”  Among the musical acts performing are Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal Trio, Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as many others.

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Photos from 2012 Rhythm and Roots Festival

In addition to the music, there are two dance tents where attendees can dance the night away and participate in Zydeco and swing lessons. The festivities begin for those that are camping at the festival at 9 AM on August 30th and at 3 PM for regular ticket holders. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.

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Melanie Rainone is a sophomore journalism student at Hofstra University. She loves to read, write, and hopes to someday travel the world.

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