Bela Fleck to headline Naukabout festival on Cape Cod

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The 3rd Annual Naukabout Festival will return to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth this summer. Multi-Grammy award winner and banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, world class Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and contemporary bassist Edgar Meyer will perform as a trio to headline the festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 7.

The Naukabout will feature continuous music throughout the day, with ten bands performing on two stages. Joining the trio of Fleck, Hussain and Meyer on the main stage will be the Ryan Montbleau Band, Barefoot Truth, Adam Ezra Group and Black Marmot. On the Naukabout side stage, Will Dailey & The Rivals, Lilly Scott with Varlet, Jeff Conley Band and Jon Beninghof will all perform throughout the day.  The opening act for the side stage will be chosen through a special online contest with

Fleck, Hussain and Meyer released Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio, a live album recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Leonard Slatkin, in 2009.

Advance tickets for the Naukabout festival are now on sale at for $27. Children under 12 will be admitted free. The festival is sponsored by the Cape Cod-based clothing company of the same name. A portion of the proceeds from the 2010 festival will benefit the Fresh Air Fund, an independent non-profit that provides inner-city children in need the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps.

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