PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Saturday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
MEMBER PRESALE: April 8 - May 12, order form
GENERAL PUBLIC: Beginning May 13 at 9 a.m.
TICKETS: Res. $34 | Standing Room Only $34 | Lawn $28 | Child (1-12) Lawn $18
GATES OPEN: @ 5:15 Early Entry | 5:30 General Public
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition, and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. Eleven years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever-evolving soundscape. Led by the collective voices of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band—percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown—Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. They create a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave audiences called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously.
Chali 2na / Dustin Thomas
With his unmistakable baritone voice and six-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop's preeminent and most charismatic personalities. He's also garnered renowned praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of mediums. Most known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album "Fish Outta Water" in 2009. Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3-piece band known as the House Of Vibe. Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced "Against The Current”, a music and art project that combines a series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself.
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love: wild hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves worldwide with his infectious and captivating blend of beat-box/Soul Folk. Armed with a voice, a guitar and universal anthems of faith, love, and war; this young artist continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of music, joy, and peace.
“…a powerful singer songwriter in the midst of a massive empowerment movement.” – Huffington Post