• Thursday , 20 July 2017

Bring on the Jam Bands: Yonder Field Announces Dispatch, moe., Dead 27s

r upcoming “Solar Eclipse Festival,” which will feature Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith, and Edwin McCain, the folks at Yonder Field are taking a step in the Jam Band direction with the announcement of the Agrisonic Music Festival which is scheduled to take place in Bowman, SC on Saturday, October 21.

On the Main Stage and headlining the festival from 10-11:30pm will be Boston’s finest, Dispatch. The band will be coming off of a 10-show European run to make their first appearance in South Carolina at Yonder Field. Coming in behind Dispatch and playing from 8 – 9:30pm will be the progressive-jam act moe. The Buffalo, NY based group has been no stranger to the South Carolina music scene, often making stops on their tours at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach or in Charleston at the Music Farm. They are also no stranger to the festival circuit and are poised to bring much energy to the grounds of Yonder Field.

On The River Stage, Leftover Salmon will serve as the transition band, playing the final set from 6:00-7:15pm before passing the torch to moe. on the Main Stage. Salmon’s polyethnic cajun slamgrass most recently brought a powerful show to the Charleston Pour House in May of 2016. The Wood Brothers will bring their jazz-blues infused folk to the River Stage from 4:30-5:30pm and kicking of the concert with bang will be Charleston, SC’s soul-rock powerhouse – The Dead 27’s, who will take the stage at 3:00pm for a one hour set.

“I am so excited to present this festival with the beautiful backdrop of Yonder Field,” said Yonder Field President/General Manager, Stacie Darr White. “Jam Bands combine so many elements from diverse styles under the Rock Umbrella and they cross genres to incorporate Funk, Jazz, Country, Blues, and Folk, to name a few.” White then went on to add, “The term agrisonic refers to using sound to stimulate plant growth. Even though we will be announcing more events for the 2017 season, this will be our final music festival of our inaugural season, after which we will harvest our grass seed in early November to get ready for the 2018 season.”

The gates of Yonder Field will open at 10:00am for parking and campground access. Fan Club Presales will begin on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00am and Public Onsale begins at 10:00am on Thursday, June 29. Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission Lawn – $20 (Early Birdthrough July 9) and $29 (regular price – starting July 10). Reserved seating will be $55. Premium Reserved Seating will be $69. VIP tickets will be $125, which includes one Premium Reserved Seat at Main Stage/VIP Viewing Area at River Stage, One Premium Parking Pass, Separate VIP Entrance, Specialty Food Selections, Private Cash Bar and Upgraded Restrooms. Car Camping Passes will be $55, which includes camping for two people plus one car. Additional people must purchase a Camping Companion Pass. Everyone in car will also need to purchase a concert ticket. RV Camping Passes will be $125, which includes camping for four people plus one RV. Additional people must purchase a Camping Companion Pass. Everyone in RV will also need to purchase a concert ticket. All ticket prices will go up by $5 on September 1 and an additional $5 the day of the show. Food vendors and specialty food trucks will be available throughout the festival and campground area. The campground closes at 10am Sunday, October, 22.

David Metts
Senior Contributor At The South Carolina Music Guide
David is a Charleston, SC based writer, musician, and father. He graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, where he earned a BA in Convergence Journalism. Upon graduation, he has spent much time traveling the U.S. gaining new experiences, as well as performing with various bands in South Carolina as a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist.

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