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Susquehanna Breakdown festival lineup announced with Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters, and Cabinet

Susquehanna Breakdown festival lineup announced with Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters, and Cabinet
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From a press release:

Northeastern Pennsylvania bluegrass outfit Cabinet has announced the lineup for the fourth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival, taking place Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 21.

A family friendly gathering in a picturesque location, Susquehanna Breakdown is returning to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton for two days of music, camping, family fun, food, beer, and more.

This year’s lineup includes performances by Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Cabinet, Twiddle, Cabinet & Keel, Larry Keel Experience, Fruition, Driftwood, Cornmeal, Pappy & Friends, Flux Capacitor, Swift Technique, Coal Town Rounders, FMO, The Far Future, Kopec, and The Dishonest Fiddlers.

In past years, Susquehanna Breakdown has featured a brilliant collection of Americana, roots, bluegrass, funk, jam, and folk artists. Continuing in that spirit, Susquehanna Breakdown will present a variety of musical acts (local, regional, and national), craft and food vending, and much more to keep fans occupied all throughout the day.

Two-day tickets, which are $65 for general admission and $125 for an RV pass (add on RV for $125), are on sale now at and all Ticketmaster outlets, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain box office (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton), or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past; Cabinet makes it mark on today.

The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building.

Members Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric bass, double bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), and Jami Novak (drums, percussion) all live and love music and aren’t afraid to show it.