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THE CHARLOTTE SESSIONS x RFC AT COUNTERPOINT (Festival Alert!)

We’re Getting Closer,

Spring is here, school is out, and festival season is upon us; things couldn’t be sweeter.

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     This week we are happy to announce that Radio Free Charlotte will be attending the 2015 Counterpoint Music & Arts Festival in Kingston Downs, Georgia. The 3 Day extravaganza that is music, arts, and entertainment, featuring artists like Zedd, ILoveMakonnen, The Roots, Kygo,

Travis Scott, and More is right around the corner, kicking off on Friday the 22nd!

     If you haven’t gotten around to grabbing a ticket yet, DON’T WORRY, there’s still time, just head to the official Counterpoint website:

     TICKETS: http://www.counterpointfestival.com/tickets/

     Now let me give you a little play by play on what’s going down this weekend. First let’s cover the line-up; Counterpoint has spared nothing in getting the best of the best for their yearly festival.

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(Photo: http://romegeorgia.org/visit-rome/calendar/counterpointmusicfestival/

FRIDAY

The Underground Stage                                The Steeple Stage

5:00-5:45   Jerry On The Moon (Georgia, Funk)

                                                                        5:00-5:45  G-Jones (Santa Cruz, Bass)

                                                                        5:50-6:40  Archnemesis (USA, Electro, Hip-Hop)

6:15-7:15    Tauk (NYC, Funk)

                                                                        6:50-7:40 Hermitude (New South Wales, Electronic)

                                                                        7:45-8:45 Zomboy (Penzance, UK, Electronic/Dubstep)

8:00–9:00   Earphunk (New Orleans, Funk)

                                                                        9:00-10:00 Chet Faker (Melbourne, Electro Soul)

9:45-10:45  The Soul Rebels (New Orleans, Jazz/Funk/Awesomeness)     

10:15-11:30  Excision (Kelowna, British Columbia, Dubstep)    

11:30-1:00(am) Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (New Orleans, Greatful Dead Coverband)      

                                                                       11:45-1:00(am) Knife Party (Perth, Australia, Wild/Electonic/Dubstep)

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(Blaise Joseph Photography: http://blaisejoseph.com/2014/02/excision-executioner-tour-house-of-blues-orlando-fl-2-28-14/)

                                                                                 Saturday

The Point                      Underground Stage                                  The Steeple

1:30-2:15 The Heavy Pets (Ft. Lauderdale, Jazz Funk Band)    1:30-2:15 Haywyre (Lafayette, IN, Jazz-Fusion)

                                            2:15-3:15 Bearson (Oslo, Norway, Electronic)

                                                                                                           2:20-3:10 Kastle (Los Angeles, Bass)

3:00-4:00 Futurebirds (Athens, GA, Indie Rock)                         3:15-4:15 Jauz (Los Angeles, House/DnB/Trap)

                                  4:00-4:45 Yung Lean (Stockholm, Sweden, Hip-Hop/Cloud Rap)                                                                               

                                                                                                             4:20-5:20 Lunice (Montreal, Trap)

4:45-6:00 Galactic (New Orleans, LA, Jazz Fusion Band)

                                                                                                      5:25-6:25 Brodinski (Paris, Electro/Trap/Hip-Hop)

                                     5:30-6:40 Emancipator Ensemble (Portland, Electronic/Trip-Hop)

                                                                                                              6:30-7:40 Griz (Detroit, MI, Electronic/Funk)

6:45-8:00 Rebelution (Santa Barbara, CA, Reggae)

                                     7:30-8:30 ILOVEMAKONNEN (Atlanta, GA, Hip-Hop)

                                                                                                             7:45-8:30 Thomas Jack (Miami, House)

9:00-11:00 Widespread Panic  (Athens, GA, Rock)

                                                                                                     9:00-10:10 What So Not (Sydney, Australia, Electronic)

                                       9:15-10:15 Cherub (Nashville, TN, Electro Indie)

                                                                                                               10:15-11:25 RL Grime (LA, Electronic/House)

                                      11:00-1:00(am) Papadosio (Asheville, NC Electronic, Jazz)

                                                                                                         11:30-1:00 (am) Dillon Francis (LA, Dance/Trap)

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(Photo: Counterpoint)

                                                                             Sunday

The Point                        Underground Stage                          The Steeple

                                            1:15-2:00 Louis Futon (Philadelphia, Electronic)

                                                                                                               1:30-2:25 Bixel Boys (LA, CA, Dance)

                                          2:05-2:55 Bronze Whale (Austin, Electronic)

                                                                                                               2:30-3:30 Sango (Grand Rapids, Electronic)

2:45-3:45 Robert Delong (Bothell, WA, Electronic)

                                          3:00-4:00 Manic Foucs (Saint Paul, MN, Electronic)

                                                                                                              3:45-4:45 EOTO (Boulder, Electronic Band)

                                         4:00-5:00 Minnesota (Minnesota, Electronic/Bass)

4:30-5:30 Lettuce (Boston, MA, Funk)                                          5:00-6:00 Goldfish (Cape Town, Dance)

                                         5:00-6:00 Michal Menert (Denver, CO, Jazz/Psyche-Funk)

                                         6:00-7:00 OTT (London, Electronic)           

6:15-7:15 The Roots (Philly, PA, Hip-Hop/Neo Soul)                 6:05-7:05 Gorgon City (London, House)

                                         7:00-8:15 Tipper (London, Trip-Hop)

                                                                                                              7:15-8:15 Kygo (Norway, House)

8:15-9:45 ZEDD (Kaiserslautern, Germany, House/Dance)

                                                                                                              8:45-9:30 Travi$ Scott (Houston TX, Hip-Hop)

                                        9:00-11:00 Umphrey’s McGee (Indiana, Progressive Rock)      

                                                                                                           9:45-11:00 Zed’s Dead (Toronto, Trap)             

 

TICKETS: http://www.counterpointfestival.com/tickets/

  • Ever been to a silent disco?

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(Photo: Muffin Man Photography)

      You know, where everyone in the room where headphones, and there’s no music playing out loud? I know it sounds different, strange even, but don’t knock it till you’ve had the full experience; here are all the awesome DJs and their set times for the silent disco:

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      Wow, so many great bands, DJs, and musicians are going to be at Counterpoint. But this festival isn’t JUST about the music, it’s also about art and culture.

  • Yoga? Whaaaaaat?

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(Photo: Counterpoint)

     Throughout the weekend there will be several large group yoga sessions designed to relax and de-stress throughout the intense weekend that is to come. For more information on yoga at Counterpoint head here —- http://www.counterpointfestival.com/yoga/

  • THE FOOD? Chiiiill, it’s going to be incredible, here’s a list of all the food vendors:food line up
  • CAMPING? Straight from the Website:

      “Want to get the full CounterPoint experience? Spend the weekend with everyone on-site camping! Each camping area is located on the lush, rolling grass fields adjacent to the concert area. Whether you’re a natural outdoorsman or prefer to be pampered, we’re proud to offer a number of camping options that will satisfy your every need.”

Amenities for campers include:

  • Restrooms, Showers, A Variety of Food and Beverages, Various Arts and Craft Vendors, Cell Phone Charging Locations
  • Water refill stations
  • A General Store for All Those Little Things You Forgot at Home

What else is there to do in the couple free hours before the shows begin? Well head to the Game Center of course!

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(Photo: Counterpoint)

  • “From Water Balloon Dodgeball to Lawn Bowling to Giant Twister and even limbo, we’ve got all sorts of extra curricular activities for you and your friends to partake in before your favorite artist hits the stage. Want to play at your own speed? Round up a crew and get involved in a game Cornhole, Giant Chess, Jenga, Horseshoes or another mainstream yard game!”

For more information and a schedule of other events happening throughout the weekend, go here —— http://www.counterpointfestival.com/game-center/

TICKETS: http://www.counterpointfestival.com/tickets/

 

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Thanks For Stopping By!

–   Zyven

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