Long Creek Music Festival
The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River will get a little help when the
Long Creek Music Festival
makes its debut, May 24-25, at Chattooga River Resorts and Campground in Long Creek S.C.
Located on 34 wooded acres surrounded by Sumter National Forest in the Appalachian foothills, this new festival will offer camping, an arts and crafts village, a kids corner with games, great foods and beverages, and multiple stages featuring an unprecedented (for this area) all-star lineup of artists from across the rock music spectrum, with the roaring Chattooga River only two miles away.
The festival benefits both American Whitewater and the Chattooga Conservancy.
Bringing scorching guitars, blazing vocals, pounding percussion and everything else you’ll need for sonic euphoria is a diverse lineup of artists: The Wobblers, Lefty Williams Band, Killer Whale, Terratonic, Murder the Day, Six Mile Sonic featuring Tony Tidwell, Truth and Salvage Company, and Gaslight Street.
The music happens rain or shine – our stage areas are covered. Advance tickets are $40 for the weekend kids under 12 free an includes primitive camping at the Chattooga River Resort (110 Blalock Place, Long Creek, SC 29658). Media inqurries 706-968-8102 or Call (864) 873-7310 for info, or visit
The festival will reach a feverish crescendo Saturday night with Truth and Salvage Company providing a high energy infused Americana rock & roll show. Their performance at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival was highly anticipated and well-received. Their energetic live show is stacked with four-part harmonies, hot and tight. The singers effortlessly trade the role of "lead" throughout the set, keeping the show fresh and the listener poised for what’s next. Other notable acts they have had the privilege to support are The Levon Helm Band, The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, the Steve Miller Band and Lynryd Skynryd, and can count sold-out shows at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and multiple nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco as some of their most memorable.
Headlining Friday night is the Lefty Williams Band, whose electrifying stage show is driven by Williams’ guitar and vocals and funk-driven riffs. With multiple CD's to his credit and a relentless touring schedule, Williams has a thick resume, having shared the stage with artists like Govt. Mule, Little Feat, Tim Reynolds, Col. Bruce Hampton and many more. Relix magazine’s Simeon Cohen has suggested Williams, "could be the next link in the chain of legendary Georgia guitarists after Duane Allman and Robert Cray."
Gaslight Street proves that soul music never goes out of style. Spawned from bluesy roots reminiscent of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, Gaslight Street melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk.
Tony Tidwell is probably the best kept secret of the South. As a songwriter, he has crafted some of the most awe-inspiring songs and performances ever seen. The Clemson, S.C., native describes his music as "raw, rural barroom rock ‘n’ roll." Tony covers the gamut of this ability from hell-raising rockabilly to heart-felt ballads performing with Six Mile Sonic.
Murder The Day is a band that captures a heavier side of rock with a keen eye towards an action packed stage show featuring outstanding guitars and vocals.
Terratonic, hailing from Toccoa, GA, combines both roots and Southern rock and jam style music that might remind you of Widespread Panic on five hour energy drinks.
Thomas Johnson, lead singer of Killer Whale is a local favorite and has spent some time up here on the mighty Chattooga as a guide and will be performing a blistering set of roots driven music, while The Wobblers will knock your socks off with their thrilling brand of live mountain music.
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Cost: VIP Internet ticket 43.19
110 Blalock Place Rd
Long Creek, SC 29658
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