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Published: 2011/06/22

Up Next for Grace Potter: Tonight Show, Stevie Wonder and More

The summer of 2011 will be a busy one for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. After playing in front of 35,000 people at Bonnaroo earlier this month, Grace Potter announced that the band will appear on a July 13 episode of Cee Lo Green’s new show Talking with Strangers.
Potter will also appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 21 alongside Rickey Minor, Sharon Jones and The Tonight Show Band.

Later this summer, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals will make their debut appearance at Lollapalooza on August 5 and will headline their own new festival Grand Point North at Burlington Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain. This festival will feature performances by Taj Mahal, Fitz & The Tantrums, the Wood Brothers, Augustana, Hoots & Hellmouth, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Anais Mitchell, Rubblebucket, and Chamberlin. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will close the festival each night.

In addition, Potter, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones and Janelle Monae will share the stage at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl on July 24 as part of radio station KCRW’s World Festival. “I never wanted to be put in a box,” Grace said in an interview. “I didn’t want to be that band from New England with a girl in it; I didn’t want to be a pop diva; I wanted to be malleable and have my character be elastic enough to lend itself to lots of different genres. If someone asked me, ‘What kind of music do you want to play for the rest of your life?’ I don’t have an answer for that, because I want to do everything. This band is growing up, and so am I. We understand what music makes us happy and what makes a crowd happy

Here’s a look at Grace Potter’s summer tour

June 23 Buffalo, New York—Buffalo Place Thursday at the Square (with Fitz & The Tantrums)
June 24 Rochester, New York—Water Street Music Hall
June 25 Utica, New York- Saranac Brewery
June 26 Atlantic City, New Jersey—Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader Airfield
June 27 Danbury, Connecticut—Ives Concert Park (Co-headline with Michael Franti)
July 1 Las Vegas, Nevada—The Sandbar at Red Rock Resort
July 2 Sioux City, Indiana—Saturday In the Park
July 3 Des Moines, IA—80/35 Music Festival
July 5 Toronto, Ontario—The Sound Academy (with Ben Harper)
July 8 Morrison, Colorado—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Kenny Chesney)
July 9 Morrison, Colorado—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with The Avett Brothers)
July 10 Denver, Colorado—Ogden Theatre
July 13 Aspen, Colorado—Belly Up
July 14 Steamboat Springs, Colorado—Howelsen Hill
July 15 Alta, Wyoming—Grand Targhee Festival
July 16 Salt Lake City, Utah—Gallivan Center
July 23 Saratoga, California—Mountain Winery
July 24 Los Angeles, California—Hollywood Bowl (Grace Potter solo w/ Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monáe)
July 27 Apple Valley, Minnesota—Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre
July 30 Floyd, Virginia—FloydFest
August 5 Chicago, Illinois—Lollapalooza
August 7 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre
August 11 Newport, Rhode Island—Newport Sunset Music Festival
August 12 Bangor, Maine—Kahbang Festival
August 13 Burlington, Vermont—Grand Point North Festival
August 14 Burlington, Vermont—Grand Point North Festival
August 20 Boston, Massachusetts—Bank of America Pavilion
August 26 Charlotte, North Carolina—The Fillmore
August 27 Atlanta, Georgia—Chastain Park Amphitheatre
September 9 Marion, Ohio—Marion Festival
September 24 New York, New York—Central Park Summerstage
September 30 Storrs, Connecticut—Jorgensen Auditorium

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