CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Saturday, Feb. 5, Sugarloaf will welcome Rusted Root, the Pennsylvania band known for its blend of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass rock and strong percussion.

This will be the second installment in the annual Bud Light Concert Series, which brings nationally renowned acts to Sugarloaf’s King Pine Room throughout the winter season. There will be four concerts this winter, in addition to the annual Bud Light Reggae Festival in April.

Rusted Root was formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki in the early 1990s and rose to worldwide fame with the platinum selling album,”When I Woke,” which featured the mega-hit song “Send Me On My Way.”

The band has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and has emerged as one of the industry’s top touring bands, having shared the stage with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Rusted Root’s music has been featured in numerous compilation albums and several soundtracks, including “Matilda,” “Ice Age,” “Twister,” “Homicide” and “Party of Five.” “Send Me On My Way” was also chosen by NASA engineers as wake-up music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

The Boston-based Adam Ezra Group, which plays folk, pop and acoustic rock, will open for Rusted Root.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $27 at the door. They may be purchased by calling 1-800-THE-LOAF or online at www.sugarloaf.com.

All Bud Light Concert Series shows are 21-plus; proper identification is required at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Adam Ezra Group will take the stage at 8:30, followed by Rusted Root an hour later.

For the complete Bud Light Concert Series schedule, visit www.sugarloaf.com. For more on Rusted Root, log on to www.rustedroot.com


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