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July 2-5 Rothbury, Mich.

Highlights:Steady, Toots & the Maytals, The Black Crowes, Broken Social Scene, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Son Volt, Cold War Kids, Quannum All Stars, Man Man

Rothbury’s lineup is the most hippified in our guide, but it’s balanced by a slew of respectable indie rockers and hip-hoppers, from the elegantly flowing Gift of Gab to Man Man and Broken Social Scene. Throw in some Reggae (Toots), bluegrass (Stanley), a recently reunited Grateful Dead, the world’s greatest living songwriter (Dylan), one of country’s all-time legends (Nelson) and a sloppy onslaught of inspired Minneapolis rock (The Hold Steady), and Rothbury can hang with the summer-fest heavyweights.

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