The Trey Anastasio Band, Dawes, Hurray for the Riff Raff highlight Grace Potter’s 2017 Grand Point North


There’s probably only one festival in the world where no one wonders about the headliner, and that’s Grace Potter’s annual Grand Point North.

But this year, its seventh, there’s a twist.

The Burlington, Vermont, festival always features Potter herself to close out both nights, but for this year’s fest, which returns to Waterfront Park on September 16 and 17, Potter is allowing a Green Mountain State legend to close things out: The Trey Anastasio Band.


“This is a very special year for Grand Point North,” says Potter. “Growing up, I went to countless Phish concerts and the band was synonymous with the vibrant Vermont music scene. It’s truly humbling to come full circle and have Trey headline Sunday at the Waterfront. I have a feeling this year is going to be one for the books.”

This morning, Grand Point North released its full 2017 festival’s lineup, and it includes Hurray for the Riff Raff, Dawes, Low Cut Connie, Mondo Cozmo, Son Little, Tank & The Bangas, Joseph, and more. The appearance by The Trey Anastasio Band marks their first show in their native Burlington in six years.

“After the tremendous success of last year it was hard to imagine how we might top it this year,” says festival promoter Alex Crothers. “The addition of Trey to the lineup resolved that challenge. We’re thrilled to have TAB headline on Sunday and play a two-hour set to close out the festival. Vermont’s enduring spirit of collaboration and community will be on display with two of the state’s biggest musical artists on one stage at Grand Point North this September.”


With Potter herself hailing from Vermont, Grand Point North’s lineups usually mix festival no-brainers (like The Flaming Lips) with fresh talent from her home state (like The Snaz). This year’s local slate includes smalltalker, Lake Superior, SnakeFoot, Henry Jamison, Barika, The Welterweights, and Eastern Mountain Time.

Two-day weekend passes are currently on sale for $89, while the $59 single day price goes on sale Friday, May 5. Check out our full coverage of last year’s Grand Point North, which starred Potter alongside Kaleo, Blind Pilot, River Whyless, And The Kids, and more.

Featured Grace Potter photo up top by Cara DiFabio for Vanyaland.

Grand Point 2017