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Grandview tavern’s festival to feature 28 hours of live music

Eighteen bands from around the country will come together to play 28 hours of music in one local festival at Woodlands Spring Jubilee.

From Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Woodlands Tavern in Grandview Heights will be hosting its first annual spring music festival featuring several bands from various genres. 

Self-proclaimed jam bands like Railroad Earth and bluegrass-rooted bands like Ohio’s own Rumpke Mountain Boys will perform.

The lineup will be spread over three days, and will feature bands both old and new to Woodlands Tavern.

“What we are doing at Woodlands is something above and beyond. We are really focusing on the quality of the music and the professionalism that is involved in that quality,” said Paul Painter, organizer of the Woodlands Spring Jubilee.

The Jubilee will feature three stages, with live music on each, including a 4,000-square-foot tent in the rear of the building, providing extra venue space for those in attendance.

“The concept of the Spring Jubilee is to bring a festival-like atmosphere to the venue, but you won’t have to pack your stuff and go camping like you would at some other music festivals.  We are creating a new environment, in that our focus is purely on the music,” Painter said.

Also performing is Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, which is led by Lukas Nelson, son of country music artist Willie Nelson.

“He is a 22-year-old kid, and is just amazingly talented. He has played with his father, Neil Young and others. You can hear some of that influence coming through his music, and we are really thrilled to have him back,” Painter said.

The Jubilee will feature a full bar, and an assortment of food from the in-house kitchen of Mikey’s Late Night Slice to several food carts that will surround the Tavern, said Jimmy Woodland, owner of Woodlands Tavern.

Local residents and music enthusiasts are looking forward to the first annual event.

“I come to Woodlands because the venue is different from anything else in the area, and the quality of the bands they book is outstanding. This is going to be a great way to kick-start spring,” said Beth Bush, Grandview resident.

Woodlands Tavern is located at 1200 W. 3rd Ave. in Grandview Heights.

Individual tickets and three-day passes can be purchased in advance at www.woodlandstavern.com. One-day passes are $20 and a three-day pass is $47.

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