Fly Free Festival Announces Inaugural Line Up

Nashville Area Music Festival Set For Oct. 11-13

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Jollywalrus Productions announces the newest music festival to hit the festival circuit for 2013, Fly Free Fest. Located on the outskirts of Nashville in Adams, Tn., Fly Free Fest will host artists from diverse music genres, provide camping for patrons on the Red River and have a variety of festival style programming throughout the three day event. It is scheduled for Oct. 11-13.

The initial artist line-up includes RJD2, Moon Taxi, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, The Polish Ambassador and many more. An announcement with additional artists, including some 2013 Bonnaroo performing artists, will be made June 19. The festival will program three stages with artists continuously throughout the three day period. 

“We feel confident that our new festival will create an environment that many festivals are not able to create – an intimate, eclectic environment with diversity of music as the constant theme,"stated Executive Producer, Corey Petree.  "Fly Free Fest will hopefully become a well known festival as well as a true economic driver for Adams as Bonnaroo has been for Manchester."

General admission tickets and VIP tickets  are currently on sale at flyfreefest.com. General admission tickets can be purchased for $75. General admission includes access to festival grounds, access to all performances and primitive camping. VIP tickets can be purchased for $250. VIP admission includes artist meet and greets, preferred camping spots, shower access, and many additional package perks. Ticket prices will increase on Aug. 1.



Ice Balloons Brings Unique Show To Sluggo's Sept. 20

Ice Balloons, featuring members of TV On The Radio, Samiam, and Surfbort, will perform Sept. 20 at Sluggo's. Their show includes a "mixture of weird videos, noise, a fly on vocals and an exuberant amount of energy that will leave concert goers in a state of psychedelic utopia."  (click for more)

Mark Stuart Plays At Charles And Myrtle's Coffeehouse Saturday

Mark Stuart will play at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Saturday at 8 p.m.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Review for Mark Stuart: After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar ... (click for more)

Excitement Builds As Tennessee Valley Prepares For Monday's Eclipse

Sandra Nicholson, director of the Edu-Care Daycare Center on Signal Mountain, is as ready for  Monday’s  historic solar eclipse as she’s ever going to be. It took some doing, she said, but she has finally enough pairs of NASA-certified solar safety glasses for everyone in her family.  She’s just one of the tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley area residents ... (click for more)

Berke, Hinton Moving To Have City Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II - And Response (17)

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Berke Plan To Solve Discrimination Is To Kick Dead Veterans To The Curb

Racism and discrimination is wrong. What is the best way for a parent to teach a child the evils of discrimination? Should the parent demonstrate and repetitively incentivize the proper behavior? Or, would it be more productive to badger the child over and over again for the sins of the child's g-g-g-grandfather who died 150 years ago? Would burning the personal effects of the grandfather ... (click for more)