Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/27/22
Turning into Fox Hall Resort, carefully manicured, lush, green grass spreads out before you as the brown picked fence rolls by the car window. The sweeping Fox Hall Resort was the beautiful backdrop for this year’s Lost Art Music Festival. The festival sits on one of the many green spaces, just steps from the VIP cabin, and just down the road from the main club house with amenities like a bar, restaurant, and infinity pool that looks like it is falling into the lake behind it. Back down the road, Lost Art Music Festival’s sounds fill the air with warmth, Americana, folk, big band, rock, 90s sound, country, and everything in between. Grab a shady spot, comfy chair, and stay awhile.
The first thing we got into was The Lone Bellow BBQ and Wild Heaven Beer Pairing Inner Circle Artist Experience. This is what makes Lost Art Music Festival truly special are the up-close and personal experiences you can get with your favorite bands and brands. This one paired three Wild Heaven Beers with BBQ from Chef Mike Lasage (of Drunk & Lucky Social Club). The pairings were Euro-Style Pilsner paired with the Fresh, Herb Salad, Garden Beer Season 9 Saison paired with charred corn, and Kersenrood Barrel-aged Flanders Red Ale with Ki Ten Dang Thai Style BBQ’D Chicken Drums. They were all great, the Pilsner is dry and goes with the lemongrass in the salad, the charred corn’s earthiness goes with the mellow Saison, while the vinegary, tart Kersenrood paired with the spicy, savory of the sauce on the chicken. The chicken itself was tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked, phenomenal! The Kersenrood is a new beer by Wild Heaven not yet available in the tap room, so that was a treat. Even though it said “red ale” it drank more like a funky sour with tons of balsamic vinegar on the back of the throat. Worth mentioning is the best quote from the pairing, “Saison is the duct tape of the beer world,” Mike Lasage.
Then, The Lone Bellow came in casually and played a few songs like Georgia Wheel. They are a band out of Nashville with roots from Georgia, Zach Williams is from Acworth, Brian Elmquist is from Sanderson, GA and Kanene Pipkin is from Virginia. Their sound is truly Americana with hints of country and rock, but this was an acoustic set with heart. At the end, they stuck around to chat with experience goers, take pictures, and answer questions. They are some of the nicest, down-to-earth people!
Lost Art Music Festival also has a stellar VIP experience! We beat the heat with an air-conditioned cabin full of tables to relax and came with three drinks to enjoy during the festival. They also had indoor, air-conditioned bathrooms which were much needed on the hot day. Outside, they had a beautiful, covered porch with rocking chairs, great for sitting in the shade and listening to the music below. On the side, the cabin had a large stone deck with tables and a fireplace. Plus, down near the stage, they had a covered VIP area that was slightly raised and gave us a great view over the crowd.
We also enjoyed several acts on the main stage like Rayland Baxter, Southern Avenue, and of course our new friends, The Lone Bellow. First up was Southern Avenue, they were a large band with everything from an amazing guitar and drummer to fun singer! They were a mix of funk, jazz, rock, and all came together with all types of instruments to create a big band sound. We must give a shout out to the amazing drummer who impressed us with her skill!
Next up was The Lone Bellow. We witness their acoustic set in the artist experience but with the entire band that includes drums and plug-in acoustic guitar, they were a mix of country, rock, with lots of drum and guitar to round out the songs. All three main members of the band take turns singing and write their own music. Each of them had their own specific style and personality, which made it fun to watch. There’s something for everyone to like about them.
Finally, was Rayland Baxter. Dressed in a plain white t-shirt, he started out country, switched to rock, and back and forth. Something that we really liked about Rayland Baxter and his band was the 90s grungy reverb on some of the songs. We’re big early 90’s rock fans and enjoyed every minute of it.
As the sun went behind the trees, the stage fell into the shadow. The lights coming from the stage could be seen brighter and swirled around the ground on the people standing up front. A coolness came over the green. That’s it for this year’s Lost Art. See you next year!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/9/22
The faint sound of music in the distance moves through the air and beats in harmony with the swaying trees. You’re mesmerized. Laughter can be heard as you near the gates as throngs of people weave in-and-out of the lines to get in to see where the sound is coming. On either side of you, artists have lined up with their clothing, artwork, wares, and even vinyl to woo you into buying before the show. That’s when you come into an open clearing where you finally come face-to-face with the sound, It’s Candler Park Music Festival.
As you bob through the crowd, children play on small blankets, while there’s an older gentleman nodding his head, and to his left a beautiful woman sways to-and-fro as the beats move her. The lights from the stage create strange patterns on the ground, a dance of blue, red, and green. In the VIP area, the audience crowds the sky deck to get a view of all the fun below or sit at round, white tables in the shade. But the photo pit is the sweet spot. Sandwiched between the artist and the fan, you see the electricity, the love, the desire for both to walk away with smiles on their faces after a good show. There’s nothing like it!
Candler Music Festival has been around a while, so the ease of getting in and enjoyment is high here. While we were there, we saw two great acts, Yonder Mountain String Band and the electric Grace Potter. These acts couldn’t be more different. Yonder Mountain String Band is a country and bluegrass band that remained mostly acoustic with fiddles, bass, acoustic guitars, banjos, that harmonize so well together. They take turns singing and each member brings their own style and flair to the band.
Then there is Grace Potter. Someone we’ve never seen but heard of in the past, and we were blown away by her energy, her pizzazz for her music, and electricity around her. You could tell she loved it all! One part rock, other pop with some country mixed in, this singer songwriter has a little bit for everyone. She plays the piano, the guitar, and even if you don’t think you’ll enjoy her music or her genre, the show itself is worth the ticket. It’s high energy, fun, and keeps you dancing the entire night. We’d love to see her again just to see what she does next.
Whether you’re into rock, country, jam, Candler Park Music Festival has it all. Browse the artist market, check out the food and drink vendors, buy some vinyl or a t-shirt, hang out on the lawn, try a Scofflaw, or if you’re VIP make sure to take a trip up to the Skydeck! See you next year!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22
September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/22
RETURNS TO ATLANTA’S CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2022
LINEUP ANNOUNCED WITH NEWLY ADDED 420 PRE-PARTY CONCERT
Tickets Available Now at SweetWater420Fest.com
SweetWater Brewing Company, LLC (“SweetWater”) and Happy Ending Productions Present the return of SweetWater 420 Fest from April 29 through May 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The festival announced its entire lineup, including headliners Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets), and The String Cheese Incident (2 sets).
Additional artists include Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets), Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), Goose, Dirty Heads, Snarky Puppy, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lotus, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain in Light, Spafford, Big Something, Too Many Zooz, The Movement, Doom Flamingo + Queen is Doomed (2 sets), Badfish, Boombox Feat. Backbeat Brass, Town Mountain, The Nth Power Feat. Jennifer Hartswick, Tropidelic, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Karina Rykman, Kitchen Dwellers, Neighbor, DENM, Little Stranger, Kanika Moore & The Psycodelics, Hedonistas, Butcher Brown, Sexbruise?, Certainly So, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, KrisB’s Midnight Railroad, Bird Dog Jubilee, The 4 Korners, The Stews, Pressing Strings, The Broadcast, and the Taylor Scott Band.
NEW in 2022, SweetWater 420 Fest is thrilled to announce the first kickoff pre-party concert on Thursday, April 28 at noon in Centennial Olympic Park, featuring two sets from headliner The String Cheese Incident supported by moe., Oteil & Friends, and Empire Strikes Brass.
Founded 18 years ago, SweetWater 420 Fest continues to deliver an eclectic musical lineup, singular in its ability to bring some of the most prominent jam band names in the industry alongside cutting-edge acts and some of the most revered artists on our playlists.
Returning experiences include three stages, heady concoctions from SweetWater Brewery featuring handcrafted signature drinks, cocktails, and craft beers, served throughout the festival, and memorable band collabs and panels at the festival favorite ‘SweetWater Experience Tent.’
Additional features include a local craft & artist market, an expanded food court with a variety of food trucks, the Planet 420 eco-village, an ongoing collaboration to help educate and raise awareness to our festival-goers on how to become more eco-friendly, our non-profit village, and the newly added Thursday pre-party concert in the park with general admission (GA) and VIP upgraded experiences for purchase.
Furthermore, this year’s festival will include the renowned 420 Fest 5K on April 30, a USATF Certified race, and Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, which concludes with everyone’s favorite beer at the finish line. 5K race & festival ticket packages available. Participants can register at sweetwater420fest.com/420-fest-5k.
“We are more than excited to celebrate not only the return of live music but the return of SweetWater 420 Fest and our festival community to Centennial Olympic Park in 2022! Furthermore, to add to the excitement, and for the first time in our festival history, we are announcing our full festival lineup in October with tickets on-sale on the 8th!” says President of Happy Ending Productions, Jennifer Bensch. “Plus! We added an extra day of music on Thursday with a kick-off pre-party in the park!”
Tickets are on sale now and selling quickly! Get’em while supplies last, and don’t wait to purchase! Tickets include a range of admission options, including three-day general admission tickets, three-day VIP Tickets, upgraded ticketing options, and an add-on ticket for our new pre-party in the park kickoff concert.
Purchase your 2022 Tickets here.
Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets)
The String Cheese Incident (2 sets)
Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets)
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets)
Goose, Dirty Heads
JJ Grey & Mofro
Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain in Light
Too Many Zooz
Doom Flamingo + Queen is Doomed (2 sets)
Boombox Feat. Backbeat Brass
The Nth Power Feat. Jennifer Hartswick
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Kanika Moore & The Psycodelics
Joslyn & The Sweet Compression
KrisB’s Midnight Railroad
Bird Dog Jubilee
The 4 Korners
Taylor Scott Band.
The SweetWater 420 Festival is produced by Happy Ending Productions, offering promotion, production, event operations, and logistics management. Happy Ending Productions’ client list includes Festivals: Camp Bisco, Counterpoint, Bonnaroo, Hookahville, along with tour support services for Phish, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and more.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/21
TAUK with The Orange Constant
Listen to Chaos Companion in full, out everywhere now: smarturl.it/ChaosCompanion
Yesterday, HeavyBlogIsHeavy shared “New Age Trip,” a track that drummer Isaac Teel says is inspired by Sci-Fi movies and video games with a locomotive feel and tangible momentum.
“Dormammu,” another notable track from the album, merges TAUK’s organic sound with digitally composed EDM. Bassist Charles Dolan describes the unique fusion as, “a trap drum machine-meets-Led Zeppelin sound & beat, with builds and drops along the way. A danceable and anthemic journey accompanied by syncopated and soaring sounds of Eric Bloom (Trumpet) and Ryan Zoidis (Saxophone) of The Shady Horns (Lettuce, Soulive).”
Carter continues, “These songs are presented with a different approach where we used a lot more tracks and layers to create a more cinematic sound. A lot of our material has been live performance-based, but with this album, we used Ableton Live and digital audio workstations to expand our musical palette.”
Beyond sonically experimenting, the band broadened their approach visually with directors, Dani Barbieri and Sophia Conger to launch a new era of TAUK. With cinematic videos to match their fresh cinematic sound, the band found a new groove they are bringing to stages throughout the U.S.
Experience the brand new songs and favorites from the band’s back catalog this fall when TAUK tours around the Southern and Eastern U.S. The band recently announced a three-show October run through Missouri as well as a pair of New Years Eve shows in Charleston, SC. A full list of dates and corresponding support can be found on the band’s website and below.
Keep up with TAUK via the band’s Facebook & Instagram. Shop new merch, including Chaos Companion apparel and vinyl, at hellomerch.com/collections/tauk. And don’t miss Chaos Companion, now streaming on your favorite platform.
9/30 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
10/01 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ~
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ~
10/8 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk Reunion Music Festival
10/9 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/12 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford +
10/13 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room
10/14 – Columbia, MO – Rose Park
10/15 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House *
10/16 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom !
10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall +
10/20 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall &
10/21 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn %
10/22 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall $
10/23 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse $
10/26 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI @
10/27 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater @
10/28 – Memphis, TN – Railgarten &
10/29 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East =
10/30 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater #
10/31 – Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre #
12/10 – Miami Beach, FL – North Beach Music Festival
12/29 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
12/30 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
12/31 & 1/1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
2/4 – 2/6 – Tuscon, AZ – Gem and Jam Festival
3/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
^ w/ Eggy
~ w/ paris_monster
+ w/ Subcontra
* w/ FiLiBuSta
! w/ Level Up
& w/ Captain Midnight Band
% w/ Waker
$ w/ The Orange Constant
@ w/ Cycles
= w/ Three Star Revival
# w/ LITZ
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21
Disturbed, Volbeat & Atreyu Added To Louder Than Life,
September 23-26, 2021 In Louisville, KY
Slipknot, A Day To Remember & Gojira Added To
Welcome To Rockville, November 11-14, 2021 in Daytona Beach, FL
Tickets On Sale Now, Including New 2021 And 2022 Layaway Options For Both Festivals
Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup additions to two of its fall festivals. For Louder Than Life, rock heavyweights Disturbed, Volbeat and Atreyu will now appear at the festival, scheduled for September 23-26, 2021 at the Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. And Welcome To Rockville welcomes Slipknot, A Day To Remember and Gojira for the massive four-day event, November 11-14, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The changes come after previous headliners Nine Inch Nails and Deftones canceled all 2021 tour dates and the DWP team worked around the clock to secure new acts for fans.
“I want to say a massive thank you to Slipknot, Disturbed, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Gojira and Atreyu for immediately stepping in when we called them last week on such short notice. The last few weeks have been a wild ride, but these bands made it clear how much they want to be out there playing for their fans and will be ready to take the stage. We also talked to Metallica last week, who have confirmed their excitement to play our festivals in September, October and November. The road is going to be bumpy, but the team at DWP is undeterred and will continue to adapt to any road blocks. We are committed to putting on the rock reunion(s) we’ve all been waiting for. Keep On Keeping On,” says Danny Wimmer Presents founder Danny Wimmer.
“Disturbed cannot wait to get back at it. We are beyond excited to share the stage with the legends and friends Metallica, Judas Priest, Volbeat, Mudvayne, Korn and so many others at next month’s Louder Than Life. See ya in Kentucky,” adds Disturbed.
And A Day To Remember says, “I can’t wait to play Rockville this year! It will be the first time in A Day To Remember’s career to play Daytona. This line up is not going to be one you will want to miss. So many amazing bands!“