Preview: Michigan Roots Jamboree

Aug. 6th & 7th, 2010
Riverside Park - Ypsilanti, MI

Preview By Greg Molitor

Looking for something to do August 6th or 7th? If so, join me at the 2010 Michigan Roots Jamboree at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI! A non-profit event sponsored by the Depot Town Community Development Corporation, the Roots Jamboree features over 25 musical acts, two stages, a children’s activities tent, various food and drink vending options, and a few extras unique to the Roots Jamboree experience.

Urban Camping

A first for 2010, Roots Jamboree is proud to announce overnight tent camping on both Friday Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7 at Frog Island Park. After a fun day of great music, food, and activities, come sleep out under the stars and experience the first urban camping adventure in Ypsilanti history! Within the secure camping area, there will be music, food, and plenty of fun on Friday and Saturday night. Purchase your tickets early because space is limited!

Convenient Concierge Delivery

Do you ever find yourself hungry for quality food but don’t have the time or means to make it happen? If so, don’t worry... the 2010 Michigan Roots Jamboree has you covered! This year, attendees have access to the Michigan Roots Jamboree delivery tent where food can be ordered from some of the areas best takeout restaurants. What makes this services so valuable is that you don’t have to wait for your food to arrive... Roots Jamboree will send a text when your food arrives and you can come pick it up from the tent!


Pre-sale tickets are now available for the Michigan Roots Jamboree! Tickets purchased pre-sale through the website will be $15 per day and $20 per day if purchased at the gate. Get them now! There is limited space available for camping, so be sure to get your camping pass early as it is expected to sell out. Children ages 12 and under are free!

VIP Ticket Package Available...

There are a very limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase. The VIP Ticket package includes:

• Admission to the event both Friday and Saturday.
• Camping Pass for both Friday and Saturday night.
• Free Michigan Roots Jamboree T-Shirt.
• Free Poster signed by all the Michigan Roots Jamboree bands.
• Full access to the VIP tent and backstage area.


Riverside Park is located in Historic Depot Town between Cross Street and Michigan Avenue. Conveniently located off I-94, 10 miles west of I-275 or 5 miles east of US-23. Exit #183, head north and follow the signs. Please follow this link for directions from your home.

Artist Line-up

The Roots Jamboree features local and regional bands on two stages in Riverside Park. Here is the line-up for 2010 Michigan Roots Jamboree...

Tokyo Sexwhale
Dragon Wagon
ekoostik hookah
Community Records Performance
Black Jake & the Carnies
Theo Katzman
Wayward Roots
nervous but excited
Dick Siegel
October Babies
Jamie Register and the Glendales
Ben Miller Band
The Ragbirds
UV Hippo
Frog Island Stage Saturday
Abigail Stauffer
The Mayflys


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