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TBT initiates festival

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Trampled by Turtles will host the first annual Festival Palomino in their home state of Minnesota on Sept. 20.

In addition to Trampled by Turtles, confirmed performers include The Head and the Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Field Report, Spirit Family Reunion, The Apache Relay, and Erik Koskinen.

Festival Palomino will take place at Canterbury Park just outside of Minneapolis in Shakopee, Minn.

Singer Dave Simonett said, "As a band, Trampled by Turtles always envisioned creating a Minnesota festival featuring the music of some of our favorite musicians."

The entire festival will be curated by the band with a focus on live music and Minnesota's craft beer and food truck culture.

Tickets are available now at the Depot Tavern, the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis and online at www.festivalpalomino.com.

Formed in Duluth, Minn. in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry (mandolin) and Ryan Young (fiddle). The band recently released their newest album,"Wild Animals."

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