HIGHLANDS, N.C.– The lineup for the 3 rd yearly Bear Shadow spring music celebration is loaded with today’s most popular stars in the Americana music scene, according to a statement from Highlands Festivals,Inc today. The music celebration, set to be held April 28 — 30, 2023 near Highlands, North Carolina, will include headlining efficiencies by Spoon, The Head & The Heart andJason Isbell and The 400 Unit Tickets go on saleNov 16.
The Bear Shadow music primary phase, called “Base Camp,” will be held once again at Winfield Farm in Scaly Mountain, simply a brief drive from downtownHighlands
“When we set out to produce among the most popular tickets on the music celebration scene, we understood the Highlands location would provide appeal, which appears in our 3rd yearly Bear Shadow celebration lineup,” stated Casey Reid, partner of Eleven Events andFestival Director “We are beyond enjoyed bring a few of the leading artists to the Highlands Plateau next April to share their skill and join us for another weekend of music and festivity under the canopy of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
Bear Shadow, produced by Highlands Festivals,Inc and Eleven Events, is a music celebration called in honor of the bear-like shadow that appears behind the area’s Whiteside Mountain in the fall and spring. The celebration includes a range of live musical acts for almost any musical taste, from bluegrass and indie rock to nation rock and soul.
After an across the country search to produce the 2023 Bear Shadow celebration lineup poster previously this year, Midwest- based graphic designer Brian Kingen’s style was picked as the winning entry. Kingen got a $1,000 prize money, 4 tickets to participate in the 2023 Bear Shadow celebration weekend and cubicle area to offer his art work throughout the occasion. Kingsen stated he was motivated by the wildlife and nature of The Plateau, which he integrated into his style.
Bear Shadow 2023 Lineup
Friday, April 28, 2023
Lissie: American singer-songwriter Lissie comes from Rock Island, Illinois, and has actually remained in the market given that 2009. Since launching her launching EP, “Why You Runnin”, she has actually tape-recorded and launched 5 studio albums. Her latest, Carving Canyons, was launched this past September and has actually been explained by some as her finest record yet. After handling a romantic break up and COVID seclusion in 2020 she developed tracks that review her own self-exploration while culminating rootsy and melodic pop beats.
Fruit Bats: This American rock band led by Eric D. Johnson has actually been making music for over twenty years. Fruit Bats is kept in mind as one of the very first bands to go into the folk-rock boom of the early 2000’s. With affects such as the Grateful Dead and the reflective noise of icons such as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Three Dog Night, Fruit Bats uses an extraordinary live experience.
Spoon: Rock band Spoon, from Austin, Texas, launched 10 albums in the last 26 years, gradually ending up being giants in the indie/alternative scene. Front male Britt Daniel’s skill and decision has actually blazed a trail approximately the release of their latest album Lucifer on the Sofa and the reworking of this album, Lucifer on the Moon, which was launched this month.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Myron Elkins: At simply 17 years of ages, Myron Elkins was set on making welding his profession in his little home town of Otsego, Michigan however discovered his real calling when a relative signed him up for a fight of the bands performance. The singer-songwriter is taking the Americana category by storm and intends to launch an album in the early months of 2023. Elkins’ tunes narrate and are affected by icons such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Sturgill Simpson
Neal Francis: Singer- songwriter from Chicago, Neal Francis began playing the piano when he was 4 years of ages. With affects such as Allen Toussaint, the Rolling Stones, and the Who, Francis has actually crafted 2 studio albums. His latest, In Plain Sight came to life after investing a year living in a reported “haunted” church inChicago The album exposes “the possibility of redemption and change even as your world breaks down.”
The Head and the Heart: After conference and forming through a series of open mic nights at a bar in Seattle, Washington, The Head and the Heart went far on their own with 5 studio albums. Bandmember Josiah Johnson described the name of the band, stating, “Your head is informing you to be steady and discover an excellent task, you understand in your heart that this (the band) is what you’re expected to do even if it’s insane.” The indie folk band reached the Billboard Top 200 two times and among their most pop music, “Rivers and Roads,” has actually been included in numerous programs, consisting of “How I Met Your Mother”, “New Girl” and “The Good Doctor”
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Woody Platt & & Shannon Whitworth: Singer -songwriter Shannon Whitworth and her other halfWoody Platt, guitar player and lead singer of the Grammy acclaimedSteep Canyon Rangers, have actually teamed together to bring Whitworth’s initial structures to the phase, along with a lot of the couple’s preferred tunes. Platt has one Grammy and 3 elections, along with 13 studio albums under his belt. Whitworth has actually explored and tape-recorded with the renowned bluegrass band, The Biscuit Burners, and likewise delights in offering her paintings.
Amythyst Kiah: From Chattanooga, Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah has actually discovered a method to integrate her musical enthusiasm of iconoclastic alt-rock with her breakout success in the roots-old-time-music scene. Kiah was acknowledged by Rolling Stone as “among Americana’s fantastic up-and-coming tricks.” The singer-songwriter has actually launched 2 solo albums and one EP. Kiah likewise made a Grammy Award Best American Roots Song election for her tune “Black Myself”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: After costs years as a solo artist,American singer-songwriter and guitar player Jason Isbell formed The 400 Unit, a band consisted of artists from the Muscle Shoals, Alabama location. The band has actually launched various studio albums together and won a Grammy Award in 2017 forBest Americana Album Isbell has actually likewise won 4 soloGrammy Awards The band concentrates on the significance of including their northern Alabama roots and have actually mentioned Neil Young, Ben Howard, and Blake Mills as huge impacts.
3-Day Weekend Tickets onSale Nov 16 th, 2022, at 10am EST
Three- day tickets for Bear Shadow Base Camp will be readily available at https://bearshadownc.com/ start Wednesday,Nov 16 at 10 a.m. EST. General Admission tickets will be readily available for $325 for a three-day pass and $150 for single day tickets. VIP tickets will be readily available for $775 for a three-day pass and $275 for a single day ticket.
VIP tickets consist of admittance to Bear Shadow Base Camp live efficiencies for the defined days, access to prime seeing locations, unique VIP bar with complimentary leading white wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drink brand names, complimentary little plates by regional and local food partners, top priority entryway into the celebration, VIP restrooms, access to all GA locations, access to extra food, sponsors and craft suppliers on-site and complimentary shuttle bus to and from downtown Highlands.
General Admission tickets consist of admittance to Bear Shadow Base Camp live efficiencies for the defined days, complimentary beer, white wine and premium non-alcoholic drinks, and coffee, access to a range of food, sponsors and retail suppliers on-site, and complimentary shuttle bus to and from downtown Highlands.
Base Camp programs are arranged for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 5:00– 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 1 from 12 midday– 5:30 p.m.
Winfield Farm lies about 7 miles from Main Street in Highlands, in Scaly Mountain, and organizers prepare to supply constant, complimentary shuttle bus from the Town of Highlands.
In addition to the three-day lineup of musical headliners, unique expedition activities and extra musical efficiencies are likewise consisted of throughout the weekend celebrations, consisting of:
Summit & & Sound– Friday, April 28 th and Saturday, April 29 th, 1-3 p.m. (Location TBA)
Embark on an assisted journey, led by preservation professionals, through Highlands’ forests and routes and complete your afternoon walking by taking pleasure in intimate efficiencies by Bear Shadow artists. These are moderate to laborious walkings. Patrons ought to come ready for a 1-2 mile trek and gown for weather condition and conditions. Tickets are $70.
Live Stream–Saturday, April 29 th (Location TBA)
Enjoy an unique half day fly fishing experience on personal waters, directed by The Brookings and Musician and Angler, Woody Platt, of theSteep Canyon Rangers Tickets are $500.
Barefoot in the Park– Saturday, April 29 th, 9-10a. m., Kelsey Hutchinson Park
Sarah Frick, owner of The Works–Charleston’s Sweat Studio, will lead a one-hour circulation in downtown Highlands so you can sweat prior to the music. This class is complimentary, however trainees should book their area online beginning November 16 th
Musician Clinics– TBA
Enjoy knowing methods and rifts from Bear Shadow artists. Locations and times to be revealed. Tickets are $25.
All occasions are rain or shine. However, in case of extreme harsh weather condition, occasion organizers book the right to cancel specific efficiencies or occasions in order to preserve optimum security for all participants, personnel, skill, and suppliers. For more info, go to https://bearshadownc.com/information/.
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