G. Love & Special Sauce has announced the second annual Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival being held on Sept. 14. The Nauset Beach festival will feature performances from Citizen Cope, Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos, Mihali (of Twiddle), Clearcola, plus a generous helping of G. Love & Special Sauce’s signature Delta blues, rock, and roots.
Following the sold-out debut of the festival in 2018, Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival will be expanding with double the number of food vendors and water stations, plus the introduction of a brand new children’s village onsite for year two.
The inaugural festival celebrated the 25th anniversary of G. Love & Special Sauce and served as a way for the group to together some of their most precious commodities: music, family and home.
“I’m thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival,” says Garrett Dutton (G. Love) in a release. “After last September’s perfect launch, our celebration of music, family, community and Cape Cod is back again. I can’t wait to jam with my friends and bring a whole lot of love to Nauset Beach.”
Dutton has called the festival’s town of Orleans, Mass. home for almost a decade, and Cape Cod’s natural seaside splendor is central to the festival experience.
Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival kicks off this year with a VIP pre-party on September 13 at Hog Island Beer Co., the event’s exclusive beer provider. The kickoff celebration will feature a special solo acoustic performance by G. Love, and VIP ticket holders will also get priority gate access to the festival the following day.
The festival is pleased to be partnering with Friends of Nauset Beach as non-profit beneficiaries for yet another year. The organization aims to preserve the environmental integrity of Cape Cod’s shore and to educate the public on the importance of sustainability.