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Route 66 International Festival announces headliner


News release from the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The Joplin Convention & VisitorsBureau (JCVB) announced today that 60s/70s rock and roll mainstay THE GRASSROOTS will headline the Route 66 International Festival this August inDowntown Joplin.  The-3 day International Festival will be a celebrationof the heritage of historical Route 66.  In addition to the concert willbe cultural performances, car show, Route 66 quilt exhibit, crafts and foodvendors.  Authors, artists and collectors of everything Route 66 willgather to share their passion for the history and preservation of the famedhighway.

Since their formation in 1966 The GrassRoots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2gold albums and 1 platinum album.  In the entire history of Rock n' Roll,only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard's Hot100 than The Grass Roots.  For almost 50 years they have continued to beone of the most recognized groups on "Classic Rock" stations.  During thattime, the Grass Roots have averaged over 100 live performances each year. "Let's Live for Today", "Midnight Confessions", "Sooner or Later", "TemptationEyes", "Two Divided by One" and "Heaven Knows" are some of the bands Top 10hits.

The official web site for The GrassRoots: http://paradiseartists.com/artists/grass_roots/index.html

The Route 66 International Festival willbe held August 1-3, 2013.  Concerts are planned for two of theevenings.  On Friday August 2nd, in Downtown Galena, Kansas (4miles west of Joplin) THE ROAD CREW and THE DETECTIVES willperform.  On Saturday August 3rd, in Downtown Joplin there willbe performances on two stages.  On the South Stage, presented by MonsterEnergy Drink will be CITY LIMITS and JESSE MCENTIRE.  Onthe Main Stage, presented by Downstream Casino Resort will be WALRUS,THE ROAD CREW and THE GRASS ROOTS.

The actual performance times are stillbeing worked.  For up to date performance information stay connected withthe official web site of the International Festival: www.route66internationalfestival.com.

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