Wakarusa’s Massive 2015 Lineup Includes Major Lazer, Ben Harper, The Roots, and More

Since its first year in 2004, the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival has been all about the experience, providing festivalgoers with a transformative and culturally rich weekend getaway. Now on its 12th year, the festival has grown immensely and is pulling in huge headliners, along with popular jam bands, thrilling performance artists, world music collectives, and plenty more. This year’s four-day festival runs June 4-7 at scenic Mulberry Mountain just outside of Ozark, Arkansas, and will feature performances from the likes of Major Lazer, Ben Harper, The Roots, Umphrey’s McGee, Young the Giant, Thievery Corporation, Portugal. The Man, Chance the Rapper, and over 100 more artists. Read on for a detailed look at the lineup, and let us know which acts you’re most excited to see at Wakarusa 2015!

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2015 Lineup

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and three-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper is known for his eclectic style, mixing genres like folk, blues, soul, and rock. Throughout his career, Harper has played several instruments, spanned multiple genres, and been associated with a number of live acts. He is currently touring with his band The Innocent Criminals, which consists of percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, and guitarist Michael Ward, with Harper on vocals and guitar.

Steal My Kisses
by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
The Woman In You
by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Major Lazer

Major Lazer is an electronic music project created by famed producer Diplo. Major Lazer’s music is influenced by reggae and dancehall styles, and the project has spawned three studio albums so far. Major Lazer’s third and latest album, called “Peace Is the Mission,” is expected to drop this June. The new album will feature collaborations with artists like Ellie Goulding, DJ Snake, Wild Belle, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, Pusha T, and more.

Watch Out For This
by Major Lazer
Get Free
by Major Lazer

The Roots

From platinum albums to multiple Grammy Awards to a regular gig as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots have achieved plenty since their debut in 1993. Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia by still-active members Black Thought and ?uestlove, The Roots became known for their eclectic style and impressive live performances. Over the last twenty or so years, they have received heaps of awards and endless critical praise. Now with eleven studio albums behind them, The Roots have earned the reputation as one of the most respected hip hop crews out there.

The Seed (2.0)
by The Roots
You Got Me
by The Roots

Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation is a DJ collective formed by producers Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and based in Washington, D.C. Their eclectic style of midtempo dance music incorporates elements of various genres like dub, trip-hop and acid jazz. Since the group’s beginnings in the mid ’90s, Thievery Corporation has released nine studio albums and collaborated with big artists like Perry Farrell, David Byrne, and Wayne Coyne. Their most recent album is called “Saudade” and was released in 2014.

Lebanese Blonde
by Thievery Corporation
by Thievery Corporation


Sound Tribe Sector 9, abbreviated as STS9, is an instrumental electronic rock band that formed in Georgia in the late ‘90s. STS9 is guitarist Hunter Brown, percussionist Jeffree Lerner, keyboardist David Phipps, drummer Zach Velmer, and bassist Alana Rocklin. Over the years, the band has sold out shows over the country, and consistently ranks on Pollstar’s top touring charts. Their latest EP, “When the Dust Settles,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes electronic chart back in 2011.

Golden Gate
by STS9
by STS9

Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey’s McGee is regarded as one of the most prominent progressive rock and jam bands out there today. The members of Umphrey’s McGee formed in 1997 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and quickly built up a large following there. Over the years the band has released several albums, including several live albums and concert DVDs. As a well-known jam band, they are renowned for their live performances and improvisational style, and have been known to perform over 100 concerts annually.

Puppet String
by Umphrey’s McGee
Booth Love
by Umphrey’s McGee

Slightly Stoopid

Southern California’s Slightly Stoopid was first discovered by Sublime’s Bradley Nowell, who signed them to his Skunk Records label back in the mid-’90s. The band began as a duo and to this day is still fronted by high school friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. In the nearly 20 years that they’ve been active, Slightly Stoopid has released seven studio albums, the most recent of which was released back in 2012.

by Slightly Stoopid
Closer to the Sun
by Slightly Stoopid

Chance the Rapper

Chicago’s Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper, made his breakthrough with the release of his 2013 mixtape “Acid Rap,” which has since been downloaded over 900,000 times. The mixtape featured the likes of Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul, and Action Bronson, and received high praise from major critics from Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, and NPR among others. Thus far, the 22-year-old rapper has only released a few mixtapes, yet he has earned a high enough profile to be a headliner at some festivals this year. We’re expecting big things from this young talent in the years to come.

Favorite Song
by Chance the Rapper
Cocoa Butter Kisses
by Chance the Rapper


Rebelution is a reggae band from Santa Barbara, California. Formed in 2004, they released their eponymous debut EP two years later, followed by their first full-length, “Courage to Grow,” in 2007. While their first album was very successful, their 2009 sophomore album “Bright Side of Life” was even more so, as it earned the band their first #1 when it reached the top spot on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart. Rebelution’s latest two albums have earned them more mainstream attention, both debuting in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 as well as taking over the #1 spot on the reggae charts.

Ordinary Girl
by Rebelution
Feeling Alright
by Rebelution

Young the Giant

Alternative rock band Young the Giant is comprised of vocalist Sameer Gadhia, guitarists Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata, bassist Payam Doostzadeh, and drummer Francois Comtois. In 2010, they released their eponymous debut album, which became one of the most commercially successful albums of that year, with several singles peaking high on the Billboard Alternative charts. The band followed their successful first release with a sophomore record called “Mind Over Matter” in early 2014.

Cough Syrup
by Young the Giant
by Young the Giant

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man was formed in Wasilla, Alaska by former Anatomy of a Ghost members John Gourley and Zach Carothers. The band has been known to defy genre and experiment with a variety of styles, layering Gourley’s impeccable falsetto over everything from classic rock to synthesizers to grandiose horn sections. Their eclectic sound has thus resulted in a repertoire of seven vastly different studio albums. Portugal. The Man’s latest record, “Evil Friends,” came out in 2013 and was produced by Danger Mouse.

Evil Friends
by Portugal. The Man
Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)
by Portugal. The Man

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic is an electronic jam band based in Boulder, Colorado. The act is a duo, consisting of producer and saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken. Big Gigantic made a name for themselves early on by hitting up the national festival circuit, performing at majors like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Ultra among others. Known for their transcendental live performances and impressive improvisation, this duo is headed for big things and on their way to international fame.

Sky High
by Big Gigantic
Touch the Sky
by Big Gigantic

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads is a band from Huntington Beach, California that mixes hip hop, ska, and rock styles. The group formed in 2003 as a collaboration between Dustin Bushnell and Jared Watson. In 2010, they released their most successful single to date, the #1 alternative hit “Lay Me Down,” which featured Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The band released their latest album, “Sound of Change,” in 2014.

Lay Me Down
by Dirty Heads
Dance All Night
by Dirty Heads


Lotus is an electronic jam band that formed in Indiana in 1999. Their sound is equal parts instrumental rock and electronic dance, and they are known for incredible live shows. The band’s current lineup features guitarist Mike Rempel, bassist Jesse Miller, drummer Mike Greenfield, guitarist/keyboardist Luke Miller, and percussionist Chuck Morris.

by Lotus
by Lotus

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

In 2013, Further drummer Joe Russo formed Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, a group that plays the music of legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. In addition to Russo, the group features guitarist Scott Metzger, vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and keyboardist Marco Benevento.

by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Golden Road
by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Thomas Jack

Thomas Jack is a 20-year-old Australian DJ and producer. The young and talented emerging artist is a star quickly on the rise. He has recently been making a name for himself as the pioneer of a subgenre he calls tropical house music. Though only discovered mere months ago, Thomas Jack has already established his presence on the internet, landing at the top of the Hype Machine charts an impressive five times with both remixes and original productions.

The Final Speech
by Thomas Jack
by Thomas Jack


A truly unique performer, Matisyahu is known for combining themes of his Orthodox Jewish faith with reggae, rock, and rap music. In 2004, he signed with the nonprofit label JDub Records and subsequently released his first album, “Shake Off the Dust…Arise.” Soon, he was a major-label artist, supporting acts like Sting and Phish and earning accolades from top music critics. Matisyahu’s next album, “Youth,” came out in 2006 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. Last year, Matisyahu released his fifth studio record, titled “Akeda,” which features a more stripped-down sound than his previous works.

by Matisyahu
One Day
by Matisyahu

Gigantic Underground Conspiracy

Gigantic Underground Conspiracy is a jam/electronica supergroup featuring members from Big Gigantic, The Disco Biscuits, Conspirator, and Underground Orchestra. They combined their individual bands’ names together to form the conglomerative name Gigantic Underground Conspiracy after performing a series of one-off live shows in Chicago around New Year’s Eve. The project members include Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner (both of The Disco Biscuits and Conspirator), Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, Conspirator’s Chris Michetti, and Underground Orchestra’s Ben Baruch.

Feed the Wolf
by Gigantic Underground Conspiracy
Live @ Gathering of the Vibes 2012
by Gigantic Underground Conspiracy

Paper Diamond

Colorado native Alex B, aka Paper Diamond, is an artist who brings innovation and high energy to his music. He began producing music as Paper Diamond in 2011, and that year released his debut album “Levitate.” He has since garnered a lot of internet buzz and critical acclaim and received notably high praise from Diplo, who said that “every festival in the world is not complete without booking Paper Diamond.”

Can We Go Up?
by Paper Diamond
They Can’t Tell Me Nothing
by Paper Diamond


EOTO is the electronic music duo of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, both of The String Cheese Incident, who formed the group as a side project in 2006. What’s amazing about EOTO’s live sets is that they’re all improvisational, echoing the jam band mentality of Hann and Travis’ main band The String Cheese Incident. Their approach to each show is one without any pre-recorded tracks or loops and no strict plan for how it’s going to turn out, resulting in a unique performance every time. EOTO is also known for relentless touring, having performed nearly 200 shows in a single year.

Flying Red
Time Saw


Colorado-based EDM trio Savoy started off as a regular rock band, but decided to expand their sound into something bigger, and thus gravitated toward adding more electronic production to their music, eventually fully transforming their sound into EDM. Although they primarily focus on dance music now, the band still maintains their rock edge, preferring more melodic sounds over the typical harsh and aggressive style of dance music. Last year, they dropped their debut full-length album, “Self Predator,” as a free download, coinciding with the band reaching 100,000 fans on Facebook.

I’m In Need

Galactic with Macy Gray

Galactic is a jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band is known to invite special guests to play onstage with them, and their upcoming performance at Wakarusa is no exception, as they’ll be performing with well-known R&B singer Macy Gray. Galactic will be blessing Wakarusa attendees with not one, but TWO performances at this year’s festival. After performing with Macy Gray on Friday, they’ll return for a set of their own on Saturday.

by Galactic with Macy Gray
Heart of Steel
by Galactic with Macy Gray

Bro Safari

Best known for his successful single “The Drop,” Nick Weiller, a.k.a. Bro Safari, has made his presence known to the dance music world over the last few years. The multi-instrumentalist and producer is known for energetic and eclectic live sets that include everything from drum and bass to moombahton, the latter of which is the basis for Bro Safari’s music.

The Drop
by Bro Safari
by Bro Safari

The Floozies

The Floozies is the electronic music project of brothers Mark and Matt Hill. Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, the duo creates electro-funk sounds with Matt on guitar and handling production while Mark plays the drums. In January of this year, The Floozies released their latest studio album titled “Do Your Thing.”

by The Floozies
Birfday Suit
by The Floozies

The Devil Makes Three

The Devil Makes Three is an acoustic alt-country trio based in Santa Cruz, California. The band is made up of guitarist/singer Pete Bernhard, upright bassist Lucia Turino, and guitarist/banjoist Cooper McBean. Since their formation in 2002, The Devil Makes Three has released several albums that showcase their unique musical style, which has elements of blues, country, bluegrass, ragtime, and even punk rock.

Old Number 7
by The Devil Makes Three
by The Devil Makes Three


Combining everything from hip hop to salsa to jazz and funk, Los Angeles’ Ozomatli has become known for their eclectic style since their formation in 1995. After debuting their self-titled first album back in 1998, they earned the chance to tour with Carlos Santana shortly afterward, and with that exposure built up a solid fan base. Since then, the band has won several Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards, and as of last year they have released eight studio albums.

Can’t Stop
by Ozomatli
Saturday Night
by Ozomatli


Quixotic is a music and performance art group from Kansas City. Combining several art forms and setting dance and acrobatics to live music, they leave audiences absolutely captivated with their stunning and theatrical shows.

by Quixotic
Fire Dance
by Quixotic

Collie Buddz

Born in New Orleans and raised in Bermuda, musician Colin Harper performs under the stage name Collie Buddz, fusing reggae and dancehall styles. Since his debut in 2006, he has released a steady stream of singles up until this year. His latest single dropped in February and is called “Prescription.”

Come Around
by Collie Buddz
by Collie Buddz

The White Panda

The White Panda is a duo consisting of childhood friends Tom Evans (aka Procrast) and Dan Griffith (aka DJ Griffi). The two producers had been involved in independent projects before coming together. Evans was producing his own mashups in Chicago while Griffith was doing the same in Los Angeles. Procrast and DJ Griffi released their first single as The White Panda in 2009, and have since had 30+ singles reach #1 on The Hype Machine. The duo became one of the most-played artists on Soundcloud in 2011, leading to opportunities to tour with artists like Mac Miller, Mike Posner, and Ghostland Observatory.

Midnight Life
by The White Panda
Cooler Than Latch
by The White Panda

Glass Animals

Glass Animals is an English indie rock band from Oxford consisting of childhood friends Dave Bayley, Drew Macfarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward. They released their debut album “Zaba” in 2014, which includes their hit song “Gooey,” which reached #19 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

by Glass Animals
by Glass Animals


Electronic rock duo BoomBox was formed in 2004 by producers and instrumentalists Zion Godchaux and Russ Randolph. They have released three studio albums to date. Their first, “Visions of Backbeat,” came out in 2004, followed by “downriverelectric” in 2010. BoomBox’s third and latest effort, “Filling in the Color,” came out in 2014.

Midnight on the Run
by BoomBox
by BoomBox

Trigger Hippy

Nashville-based band Trigger Hippy is a supergroup of sorts, currently consisting of vocalist Joan Osborne, drummer Steve Gorman and guitarist Jackie Greene of The Black Crowes, and session musicians Nick Govrik and Tom Bukovac. Together they released their eponymous debut record in September 2014 on Rounder Records.

by Trigger Hippy
Rise Up Singing
by Trigger Hippy

Donavon Frankenreiter

Before launching his music career with the help of longtime friend Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter was a professional surfer. His laid-back, feel-good music unsurprisingly sounds like that of Jack Johnson, who co-produced and is featured on Frankenreiter’s 2004 self-titled debut.

by Donavon Frankenreiter
It Don’t Matter
by Donavon Frankenreiter

Nahko and Medicine for the People

Formed in 2008, Nahko and Medicine for the People is a world music collective fronted by Nahko Bear. Being of mixed Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino descent, Nahko takes inspiration from his desire to bridge cultures together. Nahko and Medicine for the People’s latest album, “Dark As Night,” came out in 2013.

Wash It Away
by Nahko and Medicine for the People
I Mua
by Nahko and Medicine for the People

The Expendables

The Expendables is a reggae rock band from Santa Cruz, California. Currently, the band features guitarist/vocalist Geoff Weers, drummer/vocalist Adam Patterson, guitarist Raul Bianchi, and bassist Ryan DeMars. Since their debut in 2001, the band has released seven studio albums. Their latest, “Sand in the Sky,” came out in January of this year.

Bowl For Two
by The Expendables
Down Down Down
by The Expendables

Dilated Peoples

Dilated Peoples is a hip hop trio from Los Angeles consisting of Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. They gained an immense following in the underground LA hip hop scene before signing with major label Capitol Records. They recently moved over to Rhymesayers, which released their latest album, titled “Directors of Photography.” The album features guest appearances from artists like Aloe Blacc, Vince Staples, and Action Bronson.

Worst Comes to Worst
by Dilated Peoples
You Can’t Hide, You Can’t Run
by Dilated Peoples

The Growlers

California-based band The Growlers consists of Brooks Neilsen, Matt Taylor, Scott Montoya, Anthony Braun Perry, and Kyle Straka. Since their formation in 2006, the band has released four albums, each of which present a unique fusion of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock that they describe as “beach goth.”

by The Growlers
One Million Lovers
by The Growlers

Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi is a progressive rock and jam band from Nashville. The band quickly gained quite a following in their hometown, which led to eventually signing a record deal with 12th South Records. Moon Taxi formed when vocalist Trevor Terndrup, guitarist Spencer Thomson, bassist Tommy Putnam, drummer Tyler Ritter, and keyboardist Wes Bailey met while attending Belmont University. The band has recently begun to see more commercial success, and in the last two years they have played on television shows like The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.

by Moon Taxi
by Moon Taxi


Indie pop band Givers formed in the late 2000s in Lafayette, Louisiana. The group is currently comprised of vocalist/percussionist Tiffany Lamson, vocalist/guitarist Taylor Guarisco, drummer/vocalist Kirby Campbell, bassist Josh LeBlanc, and keyboardist Nick Stephan. Givers released their debut album, “In Light,” in the summer of 2011, and enjoyed both commercial and critical success, particularly for their hit single “Up Up Up.”

Up Up Up
Saw You First


Reptar is a dance-pop band from Athens, Georgia. The group features vocalist/guitarist Graham Ulicny, bassist Ryan Engelberger, keyboardist William Kennedy, and drummer Andrew McFarland. Taking their name from the beloved dinosaur from the ’90s cartoon “Rugrats,” Reptar makes music that is catchy, upbeat, and downright danceable. They will be releasing their sophomore album, “Lurid Glow,” at the end of March.

Stuck in My Id
by Reptar
by Reptar


Glasgow’s Russell Whyte performs under the stage name Rustie. He has established himself as an acclaimed producer and musician whose style draws on hip hop and electro influences. Rustie has released two full-length albums to date: “Glass Swords” (2011) and “Green Language” (2014).

by Rustie
After Light
by Rustie


Goldfish is an electronic duo from Cape Town, South Africa consisting of Dominic Peters and David Poole. Both DJs are also trained jazz musicians, and they incorporate that experience into their sets with live instruments. After taking the South African music scene by storm, they established themselves as an up-and-coming international act, and are building up an ever-growing global following.

Hold Tight
by Goldfish
Get Busy Living
by Goldfish


Los Angeles-based musician Josh Legg, aka Goldroom, makes electronic and synth-based dance music. His single “Fifteen” became an internet hit with over 300,000 plays on Soundcloud, garnering the attention of media outlets like Pitchfork, MTV, and BBC Radio 1. Goldroom has also seen success as a remix artist, working with tracks from artists like Niki & The Dove, MS MR, and Charli XCX. He is currently working on a full-length debut album.

by Goldroom
by Goldroom

Kap Slap

New York-based producer Jared Lucas makes music under the name Kap Slap. The up-and-coming producer has already played at festivals like Spring Awakening and Counterpoint, and Wakarusa is next on his agenda. With all this new exposure, Kap Slap is well on his way to becoming the next big thing in electronic music.

Let It All Out
by Kap Slap
Spaceman I Used to Know
by Kap Slap


Minnesota is the alias of dubstep DJ Christian Bauhofer. Originally from Minneapolis, he established himself on the West Coast bass music scene. He has earned success with both his remixes and original tracks, been lauded by the likes of Bassnectar, and toured with acts like Big Gigantic, STS9, and Gramatik.

by Minnesota
Astral Projection
by Minnesota


Conspirator began as the side project of Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner. Born out of the desire to create electronic sounds, Brownstein and Magner aimed to bring in a host of rotating musicians who shared their vision. Over the years they have played shows with members of Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Pendulum, The New Deal, and other well-known electronic and jam bands.

by Conspirator
Boom Shanker
by Conspirator


Hermitude is an electronic instrumental hip hop duo hailing from Australia. The group consists of producers and multi-instrumentalists Luke “Luke Dubs” Dubber and Angus “El Gusto” Stuart. They created Hermitude in 2000 and have since released four studio albums and three EPs.

by Hermitude
Through the Roof
by Hermitude

Old 97’s

Formed in 1993 by frontman Rhett Miller and bassist Murry Hammond, Old 97’s is recognized as one of the pioneering acts of the ’90s alternative country movement, alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers and Uncle Tupelo. Initially building up a following in their home city of Dallas, Texas, Old 97’s emerged onto the national scene with the ever-growing popularity of country-influenced rock. In April of 2014, they released their latest album, “Most Messed Up.”

by Old 97’s
by Old 97’s

The Revivalists

New Orleans-based roots rock outfit The Revivalists formed in 2007. The band is a seven-piece, consisting of vocalist David Shaw, guitarist Zack Feinberg, pedal steel guitarist Ed Williams, bassists George Gekas, drumer Andrew Campanelli, saxophonist Rob Ingraham, and keyboardist/trumpeter Michael Girardot.

by The Revivalists
When I’m Able
by The Revivalists


MarchFourth! is a marching band and performance group from Portland, Oregon. In addition to a multitude of instrumentalists who play what the band describes as “circus funk,” their live shows incorporate carnival-esque performances with stilt walkers, acrobats, Vaudeville dancers, and more.

by MarchFourth!
by MarchFourth!

Chali 2na

Charles Stewart, a.k.a. Chali 2na, is a hip hop musician and rapper from Chicago. Getting his start as part of the underground alternative hip hop group Jurassic 5, and later as a member of Ozomatli, Chali 2na earned enough recognition to release his first solo mixtape, called “Fish Market,” in 2004. After releasing his debut album, “Fish Outta Water,” in 2009, Chali 2na released his second mixtape, “Fish Market Part 2,” a year later.

by Chali 2na
Comin’ Thru
by Chali 2na

Split Lip Rayfield

Split Lip Rayfield is an instrumental band from Wichita. Though their music encompass a variety of genres, they frequently lean towards alt-country and bluegrass styles. The group currently features banjoist Eric Mardis, mandolinist Wayne Gottstine, and bassist Jeff Eaton (whose homemade, one-string bass was fashioned from the gas tank of an old car…pretty cool). Since the band’s formation in the mid-1990s, Split Lip Rayfield has released five studio albums and two live albums.

Never Make It Home
by Split Lip Rayfield
Used to Call Me Baby
by Split Lip Rayfield

Jamestown Revival

The folk rock duo Jamestown Revival centers around the talents of childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. Growing up in Texas, Clay and Chance got into artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival and Willie Nelson early on, and that influence can be heard clearly in their music. They recorded their debut album, “Utah,” in a log cabin in the mountains of the state it’s named after, and released it in 2014.

Fur Coat Blues
by Jamestown Revival
by Jamestown Revival

Judah & The Lion

Folk trio Judah & The Lion hails from Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of singer/guitarist Judah Akers, mandolinist Brian Macdonald, and banjoist Nate Zuercher. They released their debut EP, “Sweet Tennessee,” in 2013, succeeded by a sophomore EP, “Kids These Days,” in 2014.

Kickin’ da Leaves
by Judah & The Lion
by Judah & The Lion

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia is the world music group led by multi-instrumentalist sisters Chloe and Leah Smith. Throughout their career, the Smith sisters have played at many major venues and events around the world, including big festivals here in the United States like Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle. They just released a new album this year called “Wider Circles.”

Filthy Dirty South
by Rising Appalachia
I’ll Fly Away
by Rising Appalachia


Destructo is the alias of DJ/producer Gary Richards. He began performing under the name in the ’90s, deciding to go by Destructo to reflect his goal of playing hard and aggressive techno music. He released his debut EP in 2012 and since then dropped two more on Boysnoize Records.

Dare You 2 Move
Party Up


Dopapod has come a long way from their humble beginnings, but they have maintained their grassroots spirit over the years despite their growing success. The hardworking band seems to always be on the go, keeping up a busy tour schedule that recently has included several big festival appearances. Dopapod’s hard work is paying off though, as they’ve received critical praise from publications like the Huffington Post and Jambase.

Turnin’ Knobs
by Dopapod
Freight Train
by Dopapod

Trippy Turtle

Trippy Turtle is a Norwegian electronic music producer on the rise. He has gained the support of big names like Diplo and Cashmere Cat, and is often compared to the latter. His live sets are a spectacle, as he rocks a turtle hoodie and bounces around with energy like no other DJ out there.

Trippy’s Theme
by Trippy Turtle
Southside Deep
by Trippy Turtle


Kopecky is six-piece band from Nashville comprised of Kelsey Kopecky, Gabe Simon, Steven Holmes, David Krohn, Markus Midkiff, and Corey Oxendine. Their debut album “Kids Raising Kids” received attention from publications like The New York Times and Paste, and they have since gone on to perform at many big music festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. Lately, through positive media attention and the use of their songs on several hit television shows, the band has been experiencing rising commercial success.

by Kopecky
by Kopecky

Additional Lineup

Moody Good
Rob Garza
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Wick-it the Instigator
Stick Figure
Russ Liquid
Janover & reSunator
Lindsay Lowend
Andy Frasco
Forgotten Space
The Delta Saints
The Magic Beans
Nattali Rize & Notis
Johnny Stimson
Matthew Curry
The Nth Power
Rose’s Pawn Shop
Ben Miller Band
Mountain Sprout
Cure for the Common
Greenhouse Lounge
Late Night Radio
Krooked Drivers
Ghost Owl
The Human Experience
Natural Child
The Mantras
Henry + The Invisibles
Gravity A
The Fritz
Hearts of Darkness
Old Shoe
Dustin Thomas
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters
Coyote Union
Play Dead
Mama K & The Shades
David Willingham Project
James and the Devil
Punch Drunk Munkey Funk
Vintage Pistol
Chinese Connection Dub Embassy
Apex Shrine
Blake Gardner & The Farmers
Soul Cymatic
The Wildwoods
The Primitive Talk
Roots of a Rebellion
Franklin’s Basement
Risko Danza
Captain Green
Amasa Hines
Play Dead Gospel Revival
Festival Expressions
Adam Johnston Band
Paul Sammons
HODJ x Captain
Blunt Force
Phil Watz
Emma Kate

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