Lineup set for 2011 Life is good Festival

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Organizers for the Life is good festival have revealed the lineup for this year’s event, which will return for it second year on September 24 and 25 at Prowse Farm in Canton. The two-day festival boasts an impressive and diverse  lineup for all ages, while holding onto its unique flair by donating 100% of all the profits to children in need. Leading the way at the 2011 Life is good festival will be Ray LaMontagne, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Levon Helm Band.

Other highlights for the 2011 Life is good Festival include The Hold Steady, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Raphael Saadiq, Brandi Carlile, Martin Sexton and Ingrid Michaelson. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Maceo Parker, Tristan Prettyman, Zee Avi, Dwight and Nicole will also perform, while the Ryan Montbleau Band and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents will represent Boston’s own homegrown talent. Children’s music superstars Imagination Movers and The Laurie Berkner Band will headline the Good Kids Stage alongside special kids performances from Keller Williams and local favorite Ben Rudnick and Friends.

Located at the foot of Blues Hill in Canton, Prowse Farm will host the festival’s three stages and plethora of activities across its 44-acre property. More performers will be announced over the next couple of months. The full lineup thus far – including performance days – for the 2011 Life is good Festival is available below.

Once again, the Boston-based apparel company Life is good partnered up with Superfly Presents (the nationally-recognized producers of the renowned festivals Bonnaroo and Outside Lands) to produce the two-day music festival with hopes of raising $1 million to benefit the Life is good Playmakers, the action arm of The Life is good Kids Foundation. Life is good has raised over $6.5 million for kids in need since 2003.

Tickets for the 2011 Life is good Festival will go on sale on Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m. through the festival’s official website. Two-day passes will be sold for $120, while single-day tickets will be available for $65. Two-day passes for children ages 2-12 will be sold for $35, while single-day tickets will be available for $20. Children 2 and under will be admitted free of charge. Each ticket buyer will be directed to a personal fundraising page that supports The Life is good Playmakers. Festival-goers who raise funds will be rewarded with exclusive backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets and other prizes as “VGPs” (Very Good People).

“The 2010 Life is good Festival set a new standard for all-ages entertainment while raising significant funds for the Life is good Kids Foundation. In 2011, we are looking to build on this success by raising even more funds to help kids in need,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist for Life is good, in a press release. “We are so excited about the line-up and look forward to everyone engaging in the fundraising effort to make this the most successful Life is good festival to date.”

2011 Life is good Festival Lineup

Saturday, September 24:
The Avett Brothers
Michael Franti And Spearhead
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Martin Sexton
Ingrid Michaelson
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Tristan Prettyman
Dwight and Nicole

Sunday, September 25
Ray LaMontagne
The Levon Helm Band
Brandi Carlile
Raphael Saadiq
The Hold Steady
Maceo Parker
Ryan Montbleau Band
Zee Avi
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents

On The Good Kids Stage (Both Days):
Imagination Movers
The Laurie Berkner Band
Keller Williams
Ben Rudnick and Friends

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