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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 12/1-12/4

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

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

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Thursday, Dec. 1 – Atlanta Room – Supper Club / A.D. Blanco

Genre: rock / alternative

Supper Club is an up and coming rock and roll band from Opelika, recommended if you like The Stews, Easy Honey. Based in Athens, Georgia, A.D. Blanco is a full-sounding rock band that represents a unique blend of genres: organic indie rock paired with hi-fi modern alternative. This young group reflects their age with the energy they bring to live performances, while their creative sophistication reflects that of a group far their senior. 

Doors 7 PM / Tickets $15

Friday, Dec. 2  – Atlanta Room – Jacob Waddy / YungWoah / B-Boy Fidget / Nobi / Slake Dransky / Leano

Genre: hip hop

Jacob Waddy (aka WADDY) is a high vibration of playa vibes from the East Side of Atlanta and just released his latest project Big Kid Trap City with 11 tracks of witty lyricism over popular trappy musical sounds. B-Boy Fidget is here to represent for the Pacific Northwest. Not only is Fidget an accomplished break-dancer and recording artist, he is also recognized across multiple genres for his songwriting talents. With his versatile skill set, Fidget has collaborated with artists including 2 Chainz, the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Rico Love, Waka Flocka, Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition, Bizarre of D12,  and Tech N9ne. A Seattle native, Slake Dransky writes and produces hip hop mostly but can also kinda sing if that’s the vibe. He has an acting degree he never used so his live shows go kinda hard lowkey.

Doors 7 PM / Tickets $12 adv / $17 day of

Friday, Dec. 2 – Music Room – Son Little with special guest Lizzie No

Genre: Singer-songwriter / blues / roots 

Son Little, praised by American Songwriter as “one of the best songwriters working today,” conceived his latest album, Like Neptune, in a cabin overlooking the Delaware River in upstate New York. Trading in the existential dread permeating his previous work for unbridled joy and self-acceptance, Son Little transmutes the chronic pain of self-doubt into a beautiful and freeing opus about overcoming generational trauma. Hailed by Afropunk as “a stunning statement of purpose,” Like Neptune decorates the altar of the primordial blues and elevating the labor of healing to high art. 

Doors 7 PM / Tickets $20

Friday, Dec 2 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM

Doors 11:30 PM / Tickets $5 / 21 and Up

Saturday, Dec. 3 – Music Room – Deep Shag Presents: 1974 with Tall Poppy Syndrome

Genre: classic rock / 70’s tribute

Featuring the music of The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, John Lennon, Supertramp, Stevie Wonder, The Hollies, Abba, Linda Ronstadt, Chicago, Betty Davis, Rush, and so much more… plus surprise performers! Deep Shag is a true musical throwback to the golden days of rock, soul & funk – The 70s! – performing select songs from Rolling Stone Magazine’s and Billboard Magazine’s Top100 Songs from 1970 and beyond…one year at a time.

Doors 8 PM / Tickets $20 adv / $25 day of

Saturday, Dec. 3 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM

Doors: Midnight / Tickets $5 / 21 and Up

Sunday, Dec. 4 – Music Room – Noize MC

Genre: Hip Hop

Russian hip-hop rock star Ivan Alekseev, better known by his stage name Noize MC, will perform in the United States as part of his “Everything is like people” tour in November-December 2022.

Doors 8 PM / Tickets $110

New On Sales:

Dec. 18 – Equal Creatures / MENU / Okay Kenedi / The Hearsay

Feb. 2 – Hughes Taylor / Jackson Stokes / Ides of June

Jan. 25 – Chris Walton / Miranda Rae / Marvin Luther / All My Friends

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.

TAUK AT VARIETY PLAYHOUSE OCTOBER 23

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/21

TAUK with The Orange Constant

October 23rd 

Variety Playhouse

The long-awaited seventh, full-length cinematic studio album, Chaos Companion, from electro-prog quartet TAUK is finally here. The collection, complete with nine instrumental tracks, takes listeners on a celestial journey reminiscent of 70’s film scores, 80’s video games, 90’s R&B and modern dance music. The newest offering from the band elevates their sound to new heights as they seamlessly blend futuristic electronic elements with old school rock, funk and soul. Through the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remained constant: the music, and amidst this uncertainty and struggle, TAUK’s Chaos Companion was born.

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).”

As the world slowed down due to the pandemic, the band suddenly had more down time to explore new creative avenues and ultimately evolve. “Songs like ‘Moon Dub‘ and ‘The Let Out‘ demonstrate a blend of hip-hop and electronic sounds that bring TAUK’s sound into new territory,” explains keyboardist Alric Carter.

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 CharlestonSC. 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.

TAUK ON TOUR
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. LouisMO – Old Rock House *
10/16 – SpringfieldMO – 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 BeachFL – North Beach Music Festival
12/29 – HarrisburgPA – XL Live
12/30 – RichmondVA – The Broadberry
12/31 & 1/1 – CharlestonSC – Charleston Pour House
2/4 – 2/6 – TusconAZ – Gem and Jam Festival
3/4 – PhiladelphiaPA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia

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