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WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/13/23

Tool, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera,

Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Evanescence, Incubus & More

Announced for Welcome To Rockville

May 18-21, 2023 At The World Center Of Rock

Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, FL

Hosted by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin

Welcome To Rockville Officially Kicks Off

Danny Wimmer Presents 2023 Festival Season

Staging The Biggest Music Events Around The Country

Single Day, Weekend & Camping On Sale Now

As Low As $10 Down Through End Of 2022

www.WelcomeToRockville.com

Premier festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents kicks off its 2023 season with DWP’s longest-running annual festival, Welcome To Rockville. The festival brought together 150,000 fans in 2022 and the 12th edition of the event will be held for its third installment at the hallowed grounds of “The World Center of Rock,” Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The 2023 event takes place from May 18-21 and features a massive lineup featuring headliners Tool, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Pantera plus Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Evanescence, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice Cooper, The Mars Volta, Puscifer, I Prevail, Chevelle, Coheed & Cambria, Hardy and Trivium. Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin will host the event with on-stage appearances and fan meet and greets.

“We are so excited to be bringing this fantastic lineup to Welcome To Rockville,” says Danny WimmerFounder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Our fans have been wanting Pantera and along with one of Avenged Sevenfold’s first live shows in five years, crowd favorite Slipknot, AND one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Tool, we are delivering a jam-packed weekend to the ‘The World Center of Rock.’ Can’t wait to see everyone in May!”

Danny Wimmer Presents has done it yet again, producing a spectacular, anticipated lineup of legendary rock bands for the 2023 edition of Welcome To Rockville” says Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “The event is fast becoming a tradition here at The World Center of Entertainment, hosting 150,000 concertgoers from all over the world. It’s a huge win-win for our guests and our community. We can’t wait for next May.”

For the first time in Welcome To Rockville history, Early Bird Passes sold out before the lineup was released. Single day and weekend passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.welcometorockville.com. Passes can be purchased as general admission, VIP, or Daytona Owners Club, and layaway is available starting as low as $10 down, only through December 31, 2022. Passes are expected to sell quickly, and festival promoters Danny Wimmer Presents recommend fans purchase early to secure the best price.

The current Welcome To Rockville 2023 lineup is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, May 18: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Band-Maid, Austin Meade, Stray From the Path, Brutus, Rain City Drive, Bloodywood, Malevolence, Vended, Rivals, Nevertel, Widow7, Conquer Divide, Budderside

Friday, May 19: Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Hardy, I Prevail, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Badflower, Ayron Jones, Memphis May Fire, From Ashes to New, Born of Osiris, The Warning, Mothica, Des Rocs, Varials, Tallah, Tigercub, Slay Squad, Ryan Oakes, Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, Bastardane, OTTTO, Until I Die

Saturday, May 20: Pantera, Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Knocked Loose, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Pop Evil, Suicide Silence, Sepultura, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Ho99o9, Zero 9:36, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Dayseeker, Dead Poet Society, Kreator, The Violent, Starcrawler, Hammerhedd

Sunday, May 21: Tool, Deftones, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Coheed & Cambria, Pennywise, Ghostemane, Grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Senses Fail, New Years Day, Nothing, Nowhere., Angel Du$t, Nova Twins, Point North, Wargasm, Bob Vylan, Capital Theatre, Uncured, Reddstar

Welcome To Rockville features 95 musical acts over four days on four stages, amusement rides, a giant water slide, artwork installations, partner experiences, award-winning spirits, and delectable eats.

Passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now for as low as $109.99 plus fees. Full pass type options can be viewed at www.welcometorockville.com. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early to save as pass prices increase throughout the coming months, based on level quantities. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel and first responders are on sale now via GovX.

Welcome To Rockville VIP pass holders will be living their best lives with access to all GA areas as well as a commemorative VIP laminate and wristband for access to dedicated Festival VIP Fast Track entrance lanes, access to all VIP lounges, and shaded patio areas which feature comfortable furniture with live audio & video streams of both Main Stages. VIPs will have dedicated VIP main stage viewing areas, access to a dedicated festival merchandise booth**, dedicated guest services team, private locker rentals with charging capabilities**, air conditioned & flushable restrooms, and premium food & drink offerings** (**for additional purchase).

After a record sell-out in 2022, the Daytona Owners Club VIP returns for 2023. In addition to being a festival VIP, a commemorative Daytona Owners Club laminate and wristband will be providedgranting exclusive access to an enclosed air-conditioned lounge with a private hosted bar (all-inclusive beer, cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at dedicated bars throughout the Owners Club and VIP bars) and comfortable seating and live audio & video of both Main Stages. The show can be enjoyed with a bird’s eye view of a main stage under a covered/shaded platform. Additional amenities include complimentary hors d’oeuvres during lunch and dinner hours, a dedicated festival merchandise booth**, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioned and flushable restrooms, private locker rentals with charging capabilities**, a dedicated “Owner’s” services team, dedicated Owner’s Club Fast Track entrance lanes, and one premium parking pass included with each Daytona Owners Club Pass order (**for additional purchase).

Welcome To Rockville campers get the ultimate experience. They will spend five days on the festival field in the middle of all the action with the quickest access to all the stages. Amenities include indoor restrooms and showers, in and out privileges, and a general store for supplies. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car and tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. Campers can also look forward to a kick-off party on Wednesday, May 17 and themed contests throughout the weekend.

Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.

Welcome to Rockville is proud to host premier partners Bud Light Seltzer and Jack Daniel’s.

“Bud Light Seltzer is happy to be back supporting Welcome To Rockville for the 3rd year in a row as we continue to bring new and exciting flavors to Rockvillians from around the country!” – Grant Herman, Trade Marketing Manager Anheuser Busch

“Jack Daniel’s is committed to supporting musicians now more than ever as we continue our long-standing connection to the music industry dating to Mr. Jack Daniel himself. We have been at Welcome To Rockville for some great musical moments and are excited to continue that partnership. Jack Daniel’s is just about as close to the music as you can get, without actually making the music.” – Greg Luehrs, Director Partnerships Jack Daniel’s, Brown-Forman Corporation

More partners and experiences will be announced closer to the show.

For more information on #WelcomeToRockville, visit:

Website: https://welcometorockville.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockvillefest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/welcometorockville

Imagine Music Festival: Show Me What You Got

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/1/22

There is something magical about Imagine Festival. Maybe it’s the perpetual thumping bass that beacons, like a pied piper drawing them in. Maybe it’s the lush pool to float and keep cool in. Maybe it’s the crowds of people all swaying I unison as the lights and lasers dance overhead. One thing is for sure, once you catch the feeling, you’re hooked.

This year, moved to Kingston Down, Imagine Fest was a sprawling display of light and sound. The stage decor was better than ever with octopus’ arms and tree forts. The pool area was reminiscent of a Miami South Beach Hotel with swanky cabanas and palm trees. The music was just as mesmerizing with tunes from Kaskade, Evaluation, Leah Culver, and more! They even had a lazy River to drift down in a tube if you so desire. So much to do and see and experience, while watching the crowds in their festival best. Let’s take a pictorial journey of our time there. 

THIS WEEK AT SMITH’S OLDE BAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/19/22

Week of 3/4-3/10

Calendar view: https://www.freshtix.com/organizations/smiths-olde-bar

Weekly Events: https://www.sobatl.com/weekly-events

https://www.sobatl.com/

Wednesday, March 6 – Atlanta Room – Deer Fellow / Cody Marlowe / Aaron Rizzo

Genre: Pop / Folk / Soul

Deer Fellow is an indie pop/folk duo with “comforting yet bold musicality.” Based out of Austin, bandmates Matt Salois (guitar, vocals) and Alyssa Kelly (violin, vocals, piano) met at an open mic and were quick to collaborate. Fast forward to present day and coupledom, the two have built a cross-genre sound that “stirs hearts with each carefully crafted note.” The duo’s intricate vocal harmonies and unique guitar-violin blends have landed them Official 2024 SXSW Artist status as well as features in Earmilk, KUTX Radio, and the Austin-American Statesman.

American born singer-songwriter and roots-rock artist Cody Marlowe found his inspiration at an early age in the soulful sounds of B.B. King, Merle Haggard, and The Allman Brothers Band. In the small town of Clermont, Georgia, Cody was born into a musical family.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Thursday, March 7 – Atlanta Room – Garrett Wheeler / The Relics / Robin Shakedown

Genre: Alt-Country / Rock

Stuck somewhere between alt country, punk, and americana, Garrett Wheeler’s music has something for just about everyone. Since becoming musically active and gigging heavily at age 15, Garrett has played countless shows across Georgia, Florida, and the southeast. Playing anywhere from acclaimed music venues and listening rooms, to dive bars where you’re afraid to touch the door handles.

With influences that span across the decades, The Relics have reinterpreted the elements of classic rock and brought them into a modern context. Known for their anthemic vocal hooks, soaring guitar leads, tight vocal harmonies, and energetic live performances; this Atlanta based band is quickly making their mark on audiences throughout the southeastern United States.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Thursday, March 7 – Music Room – W!LL Live In Concert with special guests Jigi Deniro / Steezo TM / Shevvy

Genre: R&B / Hip-Hop

Get ready to vibe with R&B sensation W!LL at his birthday bash on March 7, 2024, taking over the stage at Atlanta’s Smith’s Olde Bar. Rooted in the vibrant blend of New York and Houston influences, W!LL crafts a musical masterpiece driven by raw passion. With two Billboard hits and a track record of iTunes R&B chart success, he’s flexing his versatility, making waves on the Emmy-winning series “Atlanta.” W!LL’s genre-blending game, mixing R&B, Pop, and Funk, invites you to dive into a celebration of life and love with those irresistible hooks. Collaborations with BeatKing and others showcase the full range of his musical mastery.

Doors: 7PM / $20 adv / $50 general admission + meet & greet

Friday, March 8 – Atlanta Room – Moredopemusic and Madison Records Present Live from SOBATL with Seven Year Witch / Tayls / Couch Cult

Genre: Alternative / Indie

Live from SOBATL presented by Moredopemusic & Madison Records, features some of the most promising acts in the southeast and beyond. From trendy bands to soulful singers, captivating indie electronic acts to dynamic hip-hop artists, this regional concert series delivers an electrifying experience for live music enthusiasts.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of / TICKETS MOVING FAST

Friday, March 8 – Music Room – SOBATL Presents The Talismen + Khaliko

Genre: Rock

The Talismen formed in 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama, during the band members’ high school years. Over the past eight years, the band has evolved and progressed as a highly creative, powerful force; entertaining audiences across the country. With a combination of energy and sophistication beyond their years, The Talismen approach each performance as a totally unique experience featuring an expansive catalog of soulful, funk-filled originals, along with a constantly evolving rotation of covers.

KHALIKO, a new Atlanta-based alternative rock trio that likes to make music. With bassist Elijah Haller, drummer Ethan Parks, and the versatile guitarist/vocalist Sam Epstein, KHALIKO creates a sonic experience that transcends the modern expectation of Rock ‘n Roll.

Doors: 7PM / $15 adv / $20 day of

Friday, March 8 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 11:30PM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Saturday, March 9 – Atlanta Room – SOBATL Presents Alexa Valentino / aestrea

Genre: Pop-Rock

“From a girl who really liked a television show about FBI agents to one of the biggest up-and-coming artists to watch, Atlanta-based Alexa Valentino is writing her legacy as a singer/songwriter and she’s not wasting any time. People quickly fell in love with the comfort she radiated as an influencer only to discover her music, which made them feel just that and more. Her writing explores places many are afraid to go, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal thoughts, religious trauma, and run-of-the-mill relationship struggles.

aestrea is a musical project that was started at the age of 14, born out of a love for alternative/indie music, with a mix of ambient, acoustic, electronic, and synth pop influences and sounds. AESTREA incorporates her  love for sci-fi and space into her music and overall aesthetic. 

Doors: 7PM / $20 adv / $35 VIP Meet & Greet / 16+ with parent or guardian

Saturday, March 9 – Music Room – Fun Room with Schmooze and Patio

Genre: Alternative / Rock

Athens Georgia’s Fun Room plays the jams. Fun Room likes to roll. Fun Room likes warm butter on hot toast. Fun Room likes to party. The ladies love Fun Room and Fun Room loves the ladies. Fun Room stomps your feet. Fun Room packing heat. 

SCHMOOZE draws inspiration from the grunge movement’s raw authenticity and the experimental spirit of alternative music, the band has cultivated a sound that is both nostalgic and refreshingly contemporary. SCHMOOZE consists of Cameryn Carr on vocals, guitarist Jack Weatherby, and a rhythm section made up of bassist Colin Thomasson and drummer Dallas Wiggins.

Doors: 7PM / $15 adv / $20 day of / TICKETS MOVING FAST

Saturday, March 9 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 11:30PM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Sunday, March 10 – Atlanta Room – Lua Flora / The Hensleys / Violet Twin

Genre: Folk / Beach / Indie

Creating in a state of constant adventure, Asheville, NC-based Lua Flora has successfully unified sounds that typically don’t go together. The electrifying passion and introspective lyrics of songwriter Evan Button, meet a mesmerizing blend of Caribbean, Eastern, and American music to create a previously undefined genre; “Beach Folk.” This cultural phenomenon lends itself to easy listening from the perfect barrels of the Pacific Ocean to the hollers of Appalachia. In three quick years, the quartet has gone from backyard parties to national stages across the U.S. supporting Satsang, Franc Moody, Of Good Nature, and Kendall Street Company in addition to festival appearances at Rooster Walk, Front Porch Fest, Kentucky Yoga Festival, Between the Trails, and others.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

New On-Sales:

March 22 – The Bloody Hells with Hot Wives

April 9 – Sid Jerr-Dan / Justin Bloss / Jeremy Haysman

April 14 – Hope’s Anchor / Cure my Enemy / Secret Weapon

April 26 – The Illustrated / Your Friends / The Driptones

May 2 – The Muckers with The Sideburners / Tiny Banshee / Blood Oaks

May 10 – Jimmy Gnecco of OURS

May 11 – Machine Funk: A Tribute to Widespread Panic

June 1 – Zero Mile Presents: Oliver Hazard

June 20 – The Amours: Changes Tour

IMAGINE FESTIVAL DOUBLES DOWN WITH PHASE 02 LINEUP FOR THE REIMAGINED EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22

AT KINGSTON DOWNS, SEPTEMBER 15 – 18, 2022
 
Illenium, Dombresky, Dom Dolla, Habstrakt, John Summit, Kayzo, LSDream, Said The Sky, Sidepiece, Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears In Paradise, and More Join Over 100 Previously Announced Artists
Tickets On Sale Now!
 Imagine Music Festival continues to make ripples throughout the festival and electronic dance music landscape, with phase 02 of their 2022 lineup taking place September 16 – 18 at their new venue in Kingston Downs. After its initial announcement of world-class headliners, stage takeovers, b2b sets, and a pair of day club pool parties, Imagine continues to build its reputation of monumental lineups with a second round of artists. With electronic phenom Illenium bolstering the headliners, phase 02 continues to make the experience with Bombays; Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise; Crush Club; Dombresky; Dom Dolla; Habstrakt; James Kennedy; John Summit; Kayzo; LSDream; LP GIOBBI; Moore Kismet; Ravenscoon; Said the Sky, and Sidepiece. Before the official lineup announcement, fans were asked to identify the phase 02 additions through a quick mix video. Take a look-see below to see how you would have done, or grab a quick dose of what is to come at Imagine.
Previously announced artists for 2022 include Excision; GRiZ; Kaskade; AIR2EARTH (sunset slot); Ganja White Night; Gorgon City; Liquid Stranger; Madeon (live); San Holo; Subtronics; Andy C; Atliens; Blunts & Blondes; Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey; Borgore B2B Riot Ten; Dabin; Dion Timmer; Ghostrydr (Ghastly B2B Joyryde); Kasbo; Lee Foss; Peekaboo; Shiba San; Snakehips; Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive; Abelation; Attlas; Autograf; Bexxie; Black Carl! B2B Saka; Blackgummy; Black Sun Empire; Black V Neck; Bonnie x Clyde; Brondo B2B Lick; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Devault; Drinkurwater; Durante; Eddie; Esseks; Evalution; Fransis Derrelle; Freaky; Grabbitz; G-Rex; Gettoblaster B2B Franklyn Watts; Honeyluv; Hugel; Jantsen; Jerro; Kaivon; Kyle Walker; Leah Culver; Level Up; Lizzy Jane; Lupa; Marsh; Morgin Madison; Niko the Kid; No Mana; Planet of the Drums; Qrion; Reaper B2B Kumarion; Rohaan; Sam Wolfe; Shlump; SNBRN; Sully; Tape B; Tsimba; Tsu Nami; Yheti; Zubah; Diskull; Domii; Finderz Keeperz; Justtjokay; Murkury; Otica; PLSMA; SLZRD; Azzela; Bvnished; Bloodcrest; Chozen; Deadman; Devious; Elah; Exit 9; Foreign Suspects; Frisbae; Juju Beats; Kirby Bright; Kymera; MJ Lee; Midnite Panda; Mike’s Revenge; Ouza; Ployd; Reliquary; Rudashi; Svble; Sacred Cream; Scales; Skyehye; VLCN; Vitillaz; Viv Castle; MC Word; Yuki-San, and Zeplinn. A Thursday night Ophelia Records Pre-Party for all three-day Festival pass holders will feature Seven Lions; Mitis; Dimibo; Gem & Tauri, and Ironheart.
Imagine will also feature a performance by special guest, ZHU, and stage takeovers by record labels Mau5trap, Wakaan, and Ophelia. Also returning in 2022 is the signature Imagine Festival Aqua Day Club Pool Parties, where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival, and Adventure Club will be featured at the other party. In addition, a special “floaty and euphoric” poolside house set by Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise will immerse fans in the sonic vibes of their current project.
The aquatic-themed festival will be set in an organic oasis, featuring three days of the world’s best DJs, artists, and performances on master-crafted stages- filled with rich ocean art, decor, and all brought to life with the energy the fans the world over. Poised to dive into ‘A New World’ at Kingston Downs, Imagine will provide fans with enhanced infrastructure, including paved roads, an expanded footprint, and topography with proper drainage than previous sites. Fans can also expect workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and more. Experiences and activations will be announced in the coming weeks.
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $259, with no fees for a limited time and only $40 down. All 3-day festival passes now include GA Tent-Only camping access and early Thursday arrival. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass, with no fees for a limited time and only $60 down. Every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected on Instagram www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

Lost Art Music Festival, Foxhall Resort 2022

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!

Candler Park Music Festival 2022

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!

WILDWOOD REVIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22

September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm

The countdown to Wildwood Revival 2022 is on!  Wildwood’s unique combination of an idyllic southern countryside, amazing new music, local food vendors and artists, and a VIP-like experience for attendees make it one of the most unique music events of the year. 
 
Wildwood Revival 2022 is September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm, about 12 miles southeast of Athens. This year’s lineup celebrates Athens’ storied music scene and includes:
 
Black Pumas
Jenny Lewis
The Wood Brothers
John Moreland
Suzanne Santo
Elizabeth Cook
The Heavy Heavy
Bones of J.R. Jones
Early James
Packway Handle Band
Zach Person
Leon III
J.P. Harris
 
 
“The 2022 lineup reflects our passion for live music and discovering new music,” said Libby Rose, Wildwood Festival co-founder. “From Americana to Rock n’ Roll, Soul to Bluegrass, Roots music to alternative Country, this slate of artists represents the diversity of the music scene in Athens and across Georgia.”
 
“At Wildwood, everything is about the experience!” Rose added. “From the stage nestled in a 100-year-old pecan grove to morning yoga and late night jam sessions around a campfire, Wildwood is for people who want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, connect with old friends and make new ones, and enjoy amazing music and artists. It’s a revival of the soul.”
 
Wildwood Revival also features food from local farmers and local vendors and an artisan market with vintage clothing, antiques, handmade crafts, printmakers and more. Sponsors reflect a select group that, like Wildwood Revival, seeks to deliver a top-quality experience, including YETI, Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Wild Basin Hard Seltzer, Four Roses Bourbon, Cathead Vodka, and In Blue Handmade.
 
 
“People who come to Wildwood experience all this plus amazing music and camaraderie,” said 
Rose. “We limit the number of tickets. Our goal is to do all we can to ensure every guest at Wildwood Revival feels like they are getting VIP treatment.”

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/22

Additions Join Previously Announced Artists: Durand Jones & The Indications, Paul Cauthen, The Lone Bellow, Southern Avenue, Margo Cilker, and Gabe Lee
Festival Offers Picturesque Setting at Foxhall Resort, 30 Minutes West of Atlanta, Transportation, Lodging, and Camping Options
 
 
Coming off the heels of its recent announcement, the gathering by music lovers for music lovers, returning to Foxhall Resort in metro Atlanta June 17 and 18, 2022, Lost Art Music Festival gives fans more to look forward to as it rounds out its lineup. New to previously announced artists: Durand Jones & The IndicationsPaul CauthenThe Lone BelowSouthern AvenueMargo Cilker, and Gabe Lee is the addition of Americana fan favorites  Rayland Baxter and Aaron Tasjan, who performed at last year’s Lost Art. Presented by Cathead Distillery, the two-day event attracts fans from across the Southeast to celebrate the heritage of Americana music through high energy performances, hand-picked vendors in the artist market, food trucks, immersive experiences, and more.
This year, the festival has cultivated a lineup that is eclectic and lively Americana, captivating songwriters influenced by everything from retro soul and roots to folk and outlaw country.  Artists-by-Day include:
FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF SHOW:  Aaron Lee Tasjan, Gabe Lee
SATURDAY:  Durand Jones & The Indications, Paul Cauthen, The Lone Bellow, Rayland Baxter, Southern Avenue, Margo Cilker
Just 30 minutes outside of southwest Atlanta, the festival is set at Foxhall Resort in rural Douglas County. It boasts gorgeous one, two, three, and four bedroom villas, just a five-minute walk from festival grounds, alongside a newly built clubhouse on this 1100+ acre outdoor enthusiast retreat with rolling hillsides along the Chattahoochee River. Rooms at the resort are packaged as a part of the VIP Platinum tickets and are in limited quantity. Additional lodging options including hotels and camping are also available. Lost Art also offers roundtrip bus service with confirmed stops in Sandy Springs, Midtown Atlanta, and Douglasville. For full lodging and shuttle options, visit www.lostartmusicfest.com/tickets.
“It feels so good to say that Lost Art Music Festival is back!” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge. “We’ve taken what fans loved about last year and expanded on it. Lost Art has more live music and more artist experiences this year, plus roundtrip shuttle options from Atlanta and camping. Of course, the gorgeous setting on a bend in the Chattahoochee River, the lakeside villas, the great cocktails, and craft beer are here to stay.”
Lost Art Music Festival is pleased to announce that in addition to presenting sponsor Cathead Distillery, the festival is supported by Wild Heaven BeerTopo ChicoWABE, and Birmingham Mountain Radio. Additionally, lost Art is proud to partner with the Georgia Music Foundation, who supports programs of music preservation, education, and outreach. Music fans can choose to donate to the foundation when purchasing tickets.
All ticket levels are now on sale. Ticket levels include: Friday Night Kickoff Party, with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Gabe Lee; General Admission Saturday, with access to all performances, food trucks, and artist market; VIP, which includes everything from GA plus VIP viewing area, private bar, The Paddock Private Bar & Shaded Porch, complimentary beverages (3), private air-conditioned bathrooms, and express entrance; VIP Platinum includes everything from VIP plus lodging options at Foxhall Resort, access to the Friday Night Kickoff Party, and festival swag bag. Inner Circle Experiences, which break down the wall between fan and artist, will be announced in April with first access to VIP and VIP Platinum ticket holders.
For full details, the most up-to-date info, and to purchase tickets, visit www.lostartmusicfest.com.

CANDLER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

CANDLER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR FACE MELTING JAMS AND A DAMN GOOD TIME, JUNE 03 & 04, 2022
The Lineup features: The Disco Biscuits, Grace Potter Yonder Mountain String Band, Twiddle, and more
Presented by Scofflaw Brewing Co. the Two-Day Festival Benefits City of Atlanta Parks, Atlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park Neighborhood
 
Consummate music fan pleasers, Rival Entertainment, brought Candler Park Music Festival roaring back to life with an early Fall date in 2021. This year the two-day festival will be reclaiming its late spring dates and inviting fans back to Candler Park for music, food, and art on June 03 and 04, 2022. The fourteenth edition of this neighborhood favorite festival will showcase The Disco BiscuitsGrace PotterTrouble No More– celebrating the legacy of the Allman Brothers Band and featuring Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Daniel Donato, Dylan Niederauer, Jack Ryan, Peter Levin, and Roosevelt Collier; Yonder Mountain String BandTwiddleAndy Frasco & The U.N.Cha WaCBDBThe Orange Constant, and Webster. Accompanying the live performances will be a hand-picked selection of some of the City’s best food trucks and vendors and an artist market showcasing a wide range of makers.
Candler Park Music Festival is also pleased to announce that Scofflaw Brewing Co will be returning as a presenting sponsor and will be featured throughout the grounds. The West Atlanta-based purveyors of tasty beverages will be the official beverage provider for those 21 and older. In addition to the widely enjoyed brews from Scofflaw Brewing Co., their hard seltzersFlippin Bird Spirits, and ‘ready-to-drink canned cocktails, and All Nations Spirits will be on hand for purchase. Fontis Mountain Spring Water will be available onsite, as well.
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Passes with complimentary bicycle valet, festival entry, and access to beverage and food concessions, artist market, sponsor activations, and live performances are on sale now for $40, before fees. Early Bird VIP Weekend passes include everything that the General Admission pass has, plus: VIP security check and entry, daily welcome drink (available the first three hours), exclusive VIP area with stage front access, Rival Skydeck access- 30′ above the festival for optimum viewing, private VIP cash bar, and VIP restroom trailer area, are on sale for $110, before fees. All ticket types are available online at www.CandlerParkMusicFestival.com. Candler Park Music Festival is an all-ages event.

SWEETWATER 420 FESTIVAL 2022

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 OysterheadTrey Anastasio Band (2 sets), and The String Cheese Incident (2 sets).

Additional artists include Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets), Snoop Dogg, Joe Russos 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, KrisBs 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.

2022 LINEUP

Oysterhead

Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets)

The String Cheese Incident (2 sets)

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

Taylor Scott Band.

To purchase tickets or for more information, including lineups, event news, and the latest updates, go to sweetwater420fest.com and facebook.com/420fest and follow Instagram and Twitter at @420Fest.

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.