Fly Free Festival Announces New Location And Dates

Chattanooga To Atlanta Grassroots Music And Arts Festival Oct. 10-12

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jolly Walrus Productions announces the relocation of its second annual grassroots music and arts festival for 2014, Fly Free Fest. After the first year in Adams, Tn, Fly Free fest will be moving closer to the founders' home in Chattanooga. This year they will be on the grounds of Cherokee Farms in Lafayette. 

Fly Free Fest will host artists from diverse music genres, provide camping for patrons on the grounds of Cherokee Farms and have a variety of festival style programming throughout the three day event. It is scheduled for Oct. 10, 11, and 12. 

The initial line-up includes, Railroad Earth, the Motet, the Main Squeeze, Paper Bird, Opposite Box, Seven Handle Circus, Copper Into Steel and many more. 

“We feel confident that our newer 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," said Executive Producer Corey Petree.  "Fly Free Fest will hopefully become a well-known festival as well as a true economic driver for Cherokee Farms and Lafayette, just as Bonnaroo has been for Manchester."  

General admission tickets and VIP tickets are currently on sale at flyfreefest.com.  They are also currently seeking media and festival sponsorships.


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