Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peter Rowan, Mosier Brothers, Yarn, Col. Bruce at Georgia Fest This Weekend

Peter Rowan, The Mosier Brothers and Col. Bruce Hampton headline the Sautee Jamboree in northern Georgia this weekend (Sept. 28 and 29.) This fest happens in the beautiful mountains near Helen, Georgia.

This is a Friday-Saturday fest, and tickets are $40 to $50. Camping is free. Here's who else is playing:

Sol Driven Train
The Corduroy Road
American Anodyne
Caroline Aiken
Tommy Talton

festgrrl has not visited this venue, but website has family friendly activities listed and it is a heritage site. Should be lovely!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Great Band -- The Primate Fiasco

I ran across a great act this summer -- The Primate Fiasco. This raging band hails from New England, I met them at Floydfest in Virginia  after their canopy crapped out in the wind and they needed some place to store their instruments (which include a Sousaphone) and they used a spare canopy at Dancin Dave's Festival Camping camp. They absolutely killed it during every show they did at the fest, which included some crowd-thrilling funkalicious pop-ups.

Give these fine folks a listen, and help me lobby to get them to Bear Creek Music and Art Festival next year!

For those of you in a family way, The Primate Fiasco also has a fantastic record with some fine rowdy kid's songs. Check out their version of "Wheels on the Bus!"

Monday, September 17, 2012

Deluna Fest in Pensacola Beach This Weekend

Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Jett,  the Zac Brown Band, Ben Folds Five, and Dumpstaphunk are among a slew of performers coming to Pensacola Beach this weekend (Sept. 21-23)  for  Deluna Fest.

Tickets are still available, they are $226 for the weekend (that includes fees.) There are single day passes available for $75. If you buy a single day pass, be aware that once you go in, you can't re-enter. Here's a nice shot of the beachy fest site!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sweet fests this weekend in Georgia, North Carolina

This weekend (Sept. 14-16), there are two worthy fests -- one in Northern Georgia with a jazzy-rootsy vibe, and one in North Carolina with some big funk and Americana headliners Here's what you need to know....

The Jomeokee Festival happens in Pinnacle, North Carolina, with Del McCoury Band , Stephen Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band , Keller Williams, Travelin’ McCourys, Jimmy Herring Band, Lettuce, The Everyone Orchestra , Michael Kang, Al Schnier, Vinnie Amico, Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick, George Porter Jr., Emmitt-Nershi Band, Patterson Hood and Downtown Rumblers, Midnite, Floodwood, Larry Keel, The Broadcast, Invisible III, Twin Cats, The DanBerrys, Captain Midnight Band, Melvin Seals.

Weekend tickets are $145, and day tickets are $100 plus fees. Tickets include primitive tent camping. A limited number of car camping, primitive RV, and RV with power passes are available for an additional charge. There's family camping and kid's activities.

The promoters say the music "takes place in a natural amphitheater at the Jomeokee Campgrounds in Pinnacle, NC. The stunning view of Pilot Mountain creates a picturesque background for two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets.Del McCoury curates one stage featuring top notch bluegrass, string and Americana music. The second stage shifts the focus to funk, jam and world music with mind blowing collaborations you have to see to believe. Beyond the tree line is a workshop stage for an intimate experience with world-class musicians. Night owls can expect all-star collaborations with picking and singing around the campfire."

Lafayette, Georgia is home to TDawg's Back Porch Hootenanny, an intimate gathering of musicians and fans on a private farm. a weekend pass includes camping and it is only $50.

This recurring fest is run by Georgia promoter Thomas Helland. festgrrl has not yet made it up to this venue, so I'll let TDawg tell you what's up:

"Cherokee Farms is a very relaxing and embracing property, and when you combine that feeling with the friends, family & music around you, it's hard to go wrong! ;-) The Hootenanny audience is truly one of the most appreciative and enjoyable I've been around, and it's been fun to see this great event continue to grow. The lineup this time around represents a wicked good jazz vibe infused with fresh southern grooves, insane North Carolina pickin', Cajun, bluegrass, and Americana soaked southern music w/ a touch of vaudeville

UPDATED Schedule for TDawg's Back Porch Hootenanny ~
9:30PM ~ Scott Warren & The Booze Mountaineers

1:00-2:30PM ~ Rolling Nowhere
3:00-4:30PM ~ Copious Jones
5:00-6:30PM ~ Villain Family
7:00-8:30PM ~ EverGreen Revised, featuring BOBBY MILLER, ROGER PADGETT & JASON FLOURNOY
9:00-10:30PM ~ Grant Green Jr. Band
11:00-1AM ~ Moontower feat. Benji Shanks

**Artists-at-Large: Ralph Roddenbery, Wildman Steve

~ TDawg's Back Porch Hootenanny Lineup ~
Grant Green Jr. Band - http://www.reverbnation.com/grantgreenjr
Moontower - http://www.moontowermusic.com
EverGreen - http://www.reverbnation.com/evergreen3
Villain Family - http://www.villainfamily.com
Copious Jones - http://www.reverbnation.com/copiousjones
Scott Warren & The Booze Mountaineers - http://www.boozemountaineers.com/boozemountaineers/
Rolling Nowhere - http://www.rollingnowhere.com

***ADMISSION>CASH ONLY>$50 FRI-SAT (Camping included), $40 SAT ONLY INCLUDES CAMPING/SAT DAY PASSES (no camping) $30.  **Kids 12&under are admitted FREE** Ages 13-16 are $30.  $5 off each admission goes to Cherokee Farms upkeep.  BYOB ~ Food vending available but please feel free to bring your own!  NO DOGS PLEASE.
CHEROKEE FARMS address: 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd., LaFayette, GA 30728. Look for Walnut Row street sign at entrance to property.
***LODGING (2 miles from venue): KEY WEST INN, 2221 North Main Street, LaFayette, GA 30728. Phone: 706-638-8200, http://www.keywestinn.net/lafayette-georgia-hotel/