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Stringdusters announce river tour

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – The Infamous Stringdusters announced its 2013 American Rivers Tour today, visiting river towns out west.

The Infamous Stringdusters are partnering with the nation's leading river conservation organization, American Rivers, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, to raise money and awareness for protecting and restoring rivers and clean water nationwide.

The tour launches July 31 in Salt Lake City during the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and hits river towns in Colorado, Idaho, Washington and Montana in 11 days. Before the American Rivers Tour, The Infamous Stringdusters hit East Coast beach towns along their 2013 Atlantic Beach Tour and make festival stops at DelFest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra and All Good.

On the 2013 American Rivers Tour, the band will donate a portion of each ticket price to American Rivers. Fans can look for upcoming announcements on river cleanups with the band

Immediately following the band's tour, all five members of The Infamous Stringdusters will bag up their instruments in specially designed waterproof cases, grab their fishing rods and backcountry packs, and head out on a six-day trip float down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Idaho River Adventures Staff from American Rivers and a film crew from Fly Fishing Film Tour will join the band for an off-the-grid outdoor music adventure of a lifetime: campfire jams, fishing and hiking along the Salmon and educational and thought provoking talks on why.

On Oct. 11-13, the band celebrates the 4th installment of The Festy Experience, its annual festival. The Festy is hosted each year on the private Concert Ground at Devils Backbone Brewing Co. near the band's home base of Charlottesville, Va.

Upcoming tour dates are:
Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26 Delfest Cumberland MD
Friday, June 21 Nightgrass at The Palm Theatre
Sunday, June 23 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride CO
Friday, June 28 Friday Cheers - Brown's Island Richmond VA
Friday, July 5 - Saturday, July 6 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA

2013 Atlantic Beach Tour Itinerary:
Friday, July 12 Windjammer Charleston, SC
Saturday, July 13 Crystal Coast Music Festival Morehead City NC
Sunday, July 14 Kelly's Nags Head, NC
Tuesday, July 16 The NorVA Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday, July 17 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
Thursday, July 18 The Wonder Bar Asbury Park NJ
Friday, July 19 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Oak Hill NY
Saturday, July 20 All Good Music Festival Thornville OH
Sunday, July 21 Great South Bay Music Fest Patchouge, NY
Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27 Floydfest Floyd VA

River tour dates are:
Wednesday, July 31 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT for Outdoor Retailer Celebration
Thursday, Aug. 1 Colorado River State Park Fruita, CO
Friday, Aug. 2 - Saturday Aug. 3 State Bridge Bond, CO
Sunday, Aug. 4 - Mishawaka Livermore, CO
Wednesday, Aug. 7 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Thursday, Aug. 8 Great Northern Whitefish,MT
Friday, Aug. 9 The Hive Sandpoint, ID
Saturday, Aug. 10 Big Sky Brewery Missoula, MT
Sunday, Aug. 11 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Alta, WY
(Aug. 15 - 21 Idaho River Adventures - Middle Fork)

Fall tour date:
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, October 13 The Festy Experience at Devils Backbone Roseland VA

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