Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies lead Fool’s Paradise second year
Written by Connor Hayes
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, and here we are. Lettuce’s curated festival, Fool’s Paradise, is bring a cavalcade of tour de force names with them to St. Augustine Florida. Following up from last year’s focus on a mix of jam, funk, and everything else weird and lovely, improvisarios Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and the hottest thing to come out of the state of Kansas since basketball (no, really) The Floozies, round out the headliners for the festival’s second year. The second tier is just as sweet: Manic Science (Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee’s Break Science and Manic Focus), The Main Squeeze, and Organ Freeman, with jam colossus Oteil Burbridge as this years Artist at Large. Late night sets are still to be released, but we’re putting our bets on a Floozies/Manic Focus Late Night for Night 1, and some kind of Lettuce/Main Squeeze/Oteil Burbridge classic funk and Motown set for Night 2. Of course, to top all of this off, is two whole heads, I mean, nights of Lettuce! And a mystery artist still to be announced…
Located in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the nation, the fest is also right next to the beach, and while the city itself has enough to do for several weeks, you’ll have to fit it all in two days and nights. Not to mention the possible return of Artist Excursions, where you can go mini-golfing, ziplining, and sailing with your favorite artists.
Catch the full lineup below, we’ll see you down south!