2017 Fall Festival (past)
Bicentennial Park on Friday, October 6
Approximately 7:15pm to 9pm: THE PLAIDS – The Plaids have been rockin’ the Carolinas and beyond for years now,” and how members of this band have played in or with most of the great regional party bands, such as Absolute 80’s, the Breakfast Club, McFly, Ultraviolet, The Vagabond Saints’ Society, blah, blah, blah.
So what do you need to know about The Plaids? Well, many say that they throw the most rocking parties around. Many shake their heads in wonder and say, “How do they do that?” Others shake their heads in wonder and say “WHY do they do that?” Lots of cheesy 80’s? You got it. Do they bring the rock? You betcha. But what about Neil Diamond? Are they afraid to fire up a fog machine and sing like girls? Check, no way, and they prefer it like that.
ROCK AND BLUES STAGE ACTS
Bicentennial Park on Saturday, October 7
10am: Laura Jane Vincent – is a professional performer, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. She writes ballads of strength, loss, and triumph, features folk tales of those who should know better but just simply can’t help themselves. She performs hundreds of concerts and shows every year. She now lives in southeastern North Carolina in a 200 year old farmhouse with her bandmate and husband, drummer Dave Tippetts
11:15am: GSO – GSO is a Greensboro-based band that is a mish-mash of hillbilly soul-country and rock-and-roll whose songs are loose, open, honest, and heartfelt.
12:30pm: Ty Bru – Ty Bru has been professionally active in the independent music scene for close to fifteen years and has received dozens of international and local awards including the most recent being Hip Hop Album of the year honors with his collaborative effort with label-mate, Tenacious, called “The Dopest MC’s” at the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards that took place at Lincoln Center, NYC
1:45pm: Mightier Than Me – Mightier Than Me is an American Rock band from the heart of the Carolinas that showcases thick harmonies, driving rhythms, and eclectic overtones that are alternative yet contemporary. In only a brief time the Greensboro natives have gained the attention of fans and music industry experts alike, earning themselves the honor of 2017 Rock Band of the Year by the Carolina Music Awards.
3:00pm: Delta Son – Based out of central North Carolina, Delta Son’s southern musical perspective is a mixture of honest songwriting, a tireless work ethic, and a genuine love for making music. Whether you call them Indie, Americana, Alt Country, or Roots Rock, one thing is for sure: They bring a fresh, energetic sound that is inspired by many forms of American music. Delta Son is best known for their intense live performances, soul stirring song writing, and their driving rhythm
4:15: Matt Walsh – Matt Walsh is from Statesville, NC. He does around 200 shows a year throughout the southeast and beyond. His sound is influenced by anyone from Link Wray, Howlin’ Wolf , Prince, Black Sabbath or Pete Rock among many others. His primary focus is making original music and mixing his roots with new ideas rather than replicating them. The result reflects an exciting blend of many genres of music – early electric and hill country Blues, Rock, Rockabilly, Soul, Old Country, Stoner and Garage Rock, Hip-Hop and Psychedelia among others. His exposure to music came first came from his mother through her love of Motown.
ECLECTIC STAGE – located in front of Brightside Gallery at the corner of Worth St. and Cox St.
Saturday, October 7
12pm: Ralph Davis
1:15pm: Gracie Kirkland
2:30pm: Taiko Drums
4pm: Jack Gorham
Sunday, October 8
12pm: Elliott Humphries
1:15pm: Gracie Kirkland
2:30pm: Richard Johnson
4pm: Larry Davis