Dirt Fest, the festival traditionally known for bringing national and local metal to the stage, is branching out to all facets of rock music this year with more national bands than ever before. Dirt Fest 2011 hits the Birch Run Expo Center in Michigan August 13th, and boasts acts like All That Remains, Times of Grace, Evans Blue, Pop Evil, and about 50 other national and local rock bands.

With the help of local sponsors  Flint's Rock Radio Banana 101.5 and Nathan J's Cocktails and Lace, the Dalton brothers are bringing back the music festival after taking a year off. This year the goal is to have the biggest turnout the festival has ever had, with bands like All That Remains, Alien Ant Farm, and Times of Grace topping the bill of over 50 national and local bands; the task should be easily achieved.

In addition to music there will be food and alcoholic beverage concessions on hand and a ton of vendors that will include: tattoo shops doing ink on site, paintball, medical marijuana caregivers, gentleman's clubs, and more surprises to be announced.

Dirt Fest will be an all day/all ages outdoor music experience that is a must see even before you hear the low ticket price of $20 in advance ($29 at the gates). Although a few more surprise acts may be announced, the confirmed lineup thus far includes:

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