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September 15-18th, the biggest Electronic Dance Festival in the Southeast will come alive in Georgia with some of the hottest artists at the Imagine Music Festival.   This year's event is guaranteed to bring an experience like no other.  Here are 5 reasons why you MUST attend!

1.  Massive Lineup of the best known Electronic Dance Artists - It's no secret that the Imagine Music Festival year after year hosts one of the largest and most popular lineups of the best artists in the industry.   This year's lineup was released in two phases including Excision, Griz, Illenium, Kaskade, Air2Earth, Ganja White Knight, Gorgon City, Liquid Stranger, Madeon, San Holo, Subtronics, and much much more!  This year's lineup also features a performance by special guest, ZHU, and record label stage takeovers by Mau5trap, Wakaan, and Ophelia.  Full lineup can be viewed at the Imagine Festival official site.

2.  Unique Aquatic Themed Experience - 

Most festivals bring you great music, but Imagine Music Festival brings a whole new level of experience with an aquatic themed layout.  The general layout along with custom crafted stages are based on an ocean art theme and decoration that is now being commemorated into a full story.  Visit the official Imagine Music Festival site to get exclusive access to the first digital issue of the Imagine Saga.  Adding to that the best sound, light, and effects ensures that your festival experience will be taken to the next level!

3.  New Location and Amenities - Imagine Music Festival moved this year to Kingston Downs just outside of Rome, GA.  With the new location brings an enhanced infrastructure including paved roads and a larger footprint area. This year also features workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and much more.

4.  Rare and Unique B2B Sets - Having an already amazing lineup at Imagine Music Festival gets even better with back to back sets by your favorite artists.  This year offers many including Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey, Boregore B2B Riot Ten, Ghost Ryder (Ghastly B2B Joyryde) and many more!

5.  One of the Most Reputable and Longest running Electronic Festivals - Being Voted Top 30 in the world by Fest300, and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA Today, the Imagine Music Festival has quickly grown its reputation to be a must attend festival on many people's bucket lists.  Combining the world's top electronic musicians, DJ's and bands with cirque style acts & performances along with an aquatic theme, the imagination is the limit.  Founded in 2014, Imagine has been one of the longest running electronic music festivals in the area bringing people together from around the country.  Over the years, Imagine Music Festival has been taking the user experience to the next level which featured a variety of attractions and visuals themed around an aquatic fairy tale.

As of this writing, single day tickets are still on sale but expected to sell out fast.  Don't miss your chance!  Visit the Official Imagine Music Festival website for more details.


Seeing is believing! Check out the Imagine Music Festival Official 2019 After Movie with a true testament of the experience directly from those who attended.


Nashville set a new record again this year on Lower Broadway that's with the 2022 Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th!  Presented by Dr Pepper the event was expanded to include 17 artists on the bill over a two day period from July 3rd to the 4th.  The largest fireworks show in Nashville history lasted just over 31 minutes setting a new record.  While attendance did not reach last year's records because of the 4th landing on Monday, CEO Butch Spyridon of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp reported that an estimated 250,000 to 350,000 did attend on the official Let Freedom Sing Website.

Old Dominion was featured as this year's headlining act.  The group based out of Nashville is recognized by the Country Music Association Awards as "Group of the Year" in 2020.  The Academy of Country Music Awards also recognized the popular song "One Man Band" as "Song of the Year" and many other awards and recognition in the music industry.  Old Dominion will perform on the Jack Daniel’s Broadway Stage located at First and Broadway along with an array of other artists starting at 4:00pm July 4th, including Levi Hummon, Cassadee Pope, and Gramps Morgan.

The Music City Walk of Fame Park featured music both days bringing a variety of music that can be enjoyed by all starting at noon each day.   Performances at the Amazon Family Fun Zone on July 3 for Prelude to the 4th will include Troubadour Blue, Craig Duncan & Friends, Les Kerr and The Bayou Band, The Woods, Jesse Labelle and Emily Earle, along with DJ Dave Audé. On July 4, performances will include SanRafaelBand, Joe West Band, Jenny Tolman, Nick Howard and Jeverson, along with DJ Rod Youree.

This year's fireworks show was accompanied by a performance from the Nashville Symphony at the Ascend Amphitheater.  Since 1946, the Nashville Symphony has been a important part of the Nashville music scene being well noted as a recording orchestra with 14 grammy awards.

Tourists visiting Nashville are encouraged to check out https://www.visitmusiccity.com/ to learn about all the upcoming events and exciting attractions that Nashville has to offer.  Also follow the Visit Music City Social media page for updates to the event between now and the 4th.

With Independence Day right around the corner, Nashville is gearing up for a bigger than ever event this year on Lower Broadway that's destined to set new records in history and in attendance!   Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr Pepper is expanding this year's event to include 17 artists on the bill over a two day period from July 3rd to the 4th and the largest fireworks show in Nashville history.

Let Freedom Sing! is featuring Old Dominion as this year's headlining act based out of Nashville and recognized by the Country Music Association Awards as "Group of the Year" in 2020.  The Academy of Country Music Awards also recognized the popular song "One Man Band" as "Song of the Year" and many other awards and recognition in the music industry.  Old Dominion will perform on the Jack Daniel’s Broadway Stage located at First and Broadway along with an array of other artists starting at 4:00pm July 4th, including Levi Hummon, Cassadee Pope, and Gramps Morgan.

The Music City Walk of Fame Park will also be featuring music both days bringing a variety of music that can be enjoyed by all starting at noon each day.   Performances at the Amazon Family Fun Zone on July 3 for Prelude to the 4th will include Troubadour Blue, Craig Duncan & Friends, Les Kerr and The Bayou Band, The Woods, Jesse Labelle and Emily Earle, along with DJ Dave Audé. On July 4, performances will include SanRafaelBand, Joe West Band, Jenny Tolman, Nick Howard and Jeverson, along with DJ Rod Youree.

No Fourth of July Celebration can happen without an epic fireworks display, and this year's Let Freedom Sing! event has raised the bar.  This year's fireworks show is expected to be the biggest and longest in Nashville history lasting just over 31 minutes long and fully synchronized with a performance from the Nashville Symphony at the Ascend Amphitheater.  Gates open at 4pm for the Amphitheater for those wishing to grab a good spot early and to also enjoy the full event with the Nashville Symphony starting at 9:08pm.   The grand fireworks finale is slated to start at 9:30pm and end at approximately 10:01pm.  Since 1946, the Nashville Symphony has been a important part of the Nashville music scene being well noted as a recording orchestra with 14 grammy awards.

Plenty of food vendors will be onsite for both days so patrons can enjoy the festivities and stay hydrated.  Food vendors will be located on First Avenue, Bank Street and Gay Street Connector. Hot dog locations will be along Broadway. Food Truck Court will be located on Rep. John Lewis Way from Broadway to Demonbreun and Walk of Fame Park Plaza, and additional food trucks will be located on First Avenue near Ascend Amphitheater.

Tourists visiting Nashville are encouraged to check out https://www.visitmusiccity.com/ to learn about all the upcoming events and exciting attractions that Nashville has to offer.  Also follow the Visit Music City Social media page for updates to the event between now and the 4th.

 Let Freedom Sing!  July 4th from 2021

Photo Credit: Nathan Leslie @nslmedia / Let Freedom Sing!  2021

If you missed out on this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, you can check out Bonnaroo Photos, interviews, and general coverage from this past weekend! It was a long three year wait, but finally music lovers and friends from around the world reunited this past weekend at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.  Located on 700+ acres of farmland, Bonnaroo has been providing a magical place with around the clock music, arts and crafts, a large variety of food vendors. 2022 brought patrons four days of live non-stop music across 10 stages.   This year's major headliners included Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelley, Roddy RichToolFlume21 Savage,  J. ColeThe ChicksIlleniumGryffin, and over 150 more over a hot, but beautiful weekend.  WFMC Jams was onsite for its fourth year providing coverage and interviews of independent and upcoming artists all weekend.

Thursday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Will CoreyThursday is the most special day as people make their way into Centeroo to reunite and rediscover the magic that awaits.  Some had awaited years for this moment to happen with special occasions in mind.  Thursday evening, quite a few proposals were witnessed happening across Centeroo including Michael proposing to Irene by the Ferris Wheel.  Shortly after the proposal, Gryffin headlined with a late night set at the Other Stage starting at midnight to keep the party going into Friday morning.  -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Thursday.

Photo Credits:  Will Corey (Spillway Productions)

 


J. Cole Friday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Roger HoFriday had a small bump as thunderstorms moved in around noon for a brief period of time with very little to no rain, and were soon gone and led way to a beautiful and slightly cooler Day 2 on the farm with very little impact to scheduling.  WFMC Jams had the privilege to interview several artists throughout the day including Tennessee artist Briston MaroneyThe 502s (Ed, Jake, and Matt), New York artist Karina Rykman, and Whiskey Myers.  Later in the evening J. Cole and The Chicks headlined on the What Stage, and Illenium performing late night on the Which Stage. -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Friday.

Photo Credits:  Roger Ho (roho foto)

 


Saturday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Will CoreySaturday was another day packed full of music headliners which included Flume on Which Stage, as well as 21 Savage and Tool on What Stage.  Part of today's interviews included Nashville based alternative and folk band Judah and the Lion who performed later in the evening.  Country singer Maggie Rose who has frequented the Grand Ole Opry on many occasions also talked with WFMC Jams. -- View more Bonnaroo photos and highlights from Saturday.

 


Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalSunday was a day to remember, realizing we escaped the rain and experienced an memorable weekend reuniting with friends.  WFMC Jams had the pleasure of talking with Jesus and Adam from the band Lettuce and members of the Toronto, Ontario band Wild Rivers. The final headliners for this year featured Machine Gun KelleyRoddy Rich,and the grand finale Stevie Nicks at What stage.  Stevie fully embraced the positive vibe from Bonnaroo patrons and shared stories in between songs about her life and the ones that have influenced her the most.  She did not leave the stage disappointing, as she performed an encore paying Tribute to Tom Petty performing "Free Fallin'", Rhiannon, and Led Zeppelin cover "Rock and Roll". -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Sunday.

Photo Credits:  Will Corey (Spillway Productions)


 

While the dates for 2023 have not been confirmed, Bonnaroo did offer those who attended the festival the opportunity to purchase tickets for next year's event.  Be sure to visit the Official Bonnaroo Site and social media for more updates.

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