Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Way Over Yonder Preview

Here in the Northeast, festival season is officially over. The Newport Folk Festival is always a consistent highlight, and I hate having to wait an entire year between festivals. I know some of you aren't local to New England, or weren't able to get tickets since this year sold out months in advance. Luckily for you, there is finally an alternative. Next weekend (October 5 and 6) marks the inaugural Way Over Yonder Festival. This will take place at the world famous Santa Monica Pier. Way Over Yonder is definitely starting out smaller than Newport, but the line up is fantastic, at the very least. I mean, seriously?

Saturday, October 5                                         Sunday, October 6
Neko Case                                                         Conor Oberst
Brett Dennen                                                      First Aid Kit
Justin Townes Earle                                           The Felice Brothers
Calexico                                                             Jonathan Wilson
Shovels & Rope                                                 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers                              Joel Rafael  
And playing on an acoustic stage in a carousel (A CAROUSEL!):
Dave Simonett                                                  Hurray For The Riff Raff     
Jessica Pratt                                                     Spirit Family Reunion
Neal Casal                                                        Aaron Embry
Jenny O.                                                           Frank Fairfield

Unfortunately, we won't be covering the festival this year, but hopefully next year. If you're going, we expect reports. It also promises to be a crazy weekend, since the L.A. Podfest is happening just down the street. For more information, check out the Way Over Yonder website.

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