The Borderland Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for their 2019 event, going down September 21st and 22nd at Knox Farm State Park in New York. The “festival beyond boundaries” will feature over 20 bands on three stages with a diverse mix of national and regional Americana and roots artists.2019 will host Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Mavis Staples, The Wood Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, a very special, first-time collaboration with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Oteil Burbridge, along with The Infamous Stringdusters. Oteil will be returning to Buffalo after his debut performance with Oteil and Friends in 2018 at the inaugural Borderland.Other national acts include Rayland Baxter, The Sheepdogs, The Felice Brothers, and Ghost Light, as well as regional artists, Floodwood featuring Vinnie Amico of Moe. and Rochester artist, Mikaela Davis. Up and coming bands, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Grant Farm, and Booty and the Kidd, as well as 8 local bands will also be performing at the Buffalo festival.In addition to the music, The Borderland Festival will celebrate the rich artisan history and renaissance of the Buggalo Niagara region, and showcase the burgeoning New York State craft industry by featuring craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits. Additionally, the historic stables at Knox will be converted to “Artisan Alley” where fans can engage with some of the most talented artists in the region. Local artists and craftsmen will offer hands-on exhibitions to provide festival attendees with a truly immersive experience.Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Friday, April 5th at 10 am EST here.
THE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will host its postponed Sevens tournament this Sunday at the National Park’s athletics track.According to a GRFU release, since the original rugby pitch at the National Park is being upgraded and modified by the National Sports Commission and other stakeholders, the union was forced to seek an alternative ground.Hence, the National Park’s athletic track was chosen to be the new pitch which also has its own challenges, many of which were underestimated thus leading into last weekend’s tournament being postponed.Meanwhile, the GRFU is calling for increased efforts between the union’s executive, organising committee, coaches, clubs, players and friends of the sport, to collaborate in a better way with the National Park for the Sunday’s match.The pitch has been cleared of the high grass but it’s yet to be rolled and levelled, to avoid players being injured, as a result of holes and vehicle tracks that remained after its last use in the Guyana vs USA South Panthers match in July.The dynamic domestic season is said to provide more than an adequate preparation for the ‘Green Machine’ on its road to Mexico in November for the RAN’s Sevens 2017.A victory in Mexico would provide great rewards. Hence, the players’ welfare at every tournament is a priority, as a massive number of rugby games are anticipated to be played both domestically and internationally if the Green Machine secure victory at RAN‘s Sevens 2017.