There will be music, but no horses at this year’s Festival Palomino, which has been moved to Minneapolis from its usual home in Shakopee.
The festival, curated and headlined by Minnesota’s own Trampled By Turtles, was held at the Canterbury Park racetrack in its first two years, but this year’s plans have been thrown into doubt because of recent storms.
According to a release from First Avenue, which produces the festival, it will now take place at Hall’s Island in northeast Minneapolis on Sept. 17.
“Multiple storms in the Shakopee area in the past two weeks delayed construction plans to the new festival grounds in the infield at Canterbury, forcing organizers to make a last-minute location change.”
“While we love working with our partners at Canterbury Park, we both agreed it was in the best interest of the fans to move the festival this year. We’re incredibly thankful to the Minneapolis Park Board for allowing us to move to such a beautiful location,” said organizer and First Avenue General Manager Nathan Kranz.
“We have experience doing shows here, with Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty, and most recently with Wilco and Kurt Vile, so we’re very excited to utilize the space again.”
This year’s lineup has been expanded and will be held across three stages, with Trampled By Turtles joined by the Arcs, Jake Bugg, Andrew Bird, Houndmouth, and many more.
A crowd of more than 10,000 attended last year’s festival, which is described as an “American Roots” event with a mixture of new established acts playing their own brand of Americana.
Unsurprisingly, the festival promises plenty of “purveyors of local and artisanal goods” as well as “craft food and beverage vendors.”