Once again GO Fest is bringing party-inducing national touring acts, and it’s all free! Full line-up for the Haley Toyota Music Stage and band details below-
2019 GO Fest Music Schedule
Friday, October 18
6:45-7:30PM – GOTE
8:00-8:45PM – Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix
9:30-11:00PM – Southern Avenue
Saturday, October 19
5:00-6:00PM – Chupacabras
7:00-8:15PM – DownTown Abby & the Echoes
9:00-11:00PM – Andy Frasco & the U.N.
A Little More About the Bands-
Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Andy Frasco & the U.N. is an American blues rock band that’s been wowing live audiences since 2007. Their third full- length album, Change of Pace, is available now. The group – comprised of Andy Frasco (vocals, keys), Ernie Chang (saxophone), Shawn Eckels (guitar, vocals), and a rotating cast in the U.N. – have performed at festivals alongside icons such as Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dog, Joe Walsh, and Kendrick Lamar. Frasco is also known for his podcast, Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast.
“There’s a grungy Bourbon street feel, hard-working and moody New York energy, and that indie California vibe,” Frasco says about his latest recording. “I’m a traveler at the end of the day. I became a musician to travel and give people therapy through music.”
The live music starts Friday shortly after gates open and finishes with Southern Avenue, who describe themselves as a “one-band musical revolution.”
Southern Avenue released its second album, Keep On, this spring and has a style that embodies an effortlessly organic soul/blues/R&B fusion that reflects the band members’ diverse roots as well as their deep commitment to their chosen style.
DownTown Abby & the Echoes
WINNERS OF THE FLOYDFEST 2019 ON THE RISE COMPETITION!
DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting. Taking influence from the work of the titans of soul, blues, and southern rock, the North Carolina-based band brings its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. With performances at many of the Southeast’s hottest festivals and most popular music venues under its belt, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the places you most love to hear music.
Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix
Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix is a foot-stomping, rising bluegrass band. They were the FloydFest 2019 On-the-Rise competition runner-ups. Hot Trail Mix combines soulful high lonesome harmony singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. The band features an all-star cast of convention ribbon winners, and is led by Mason Via, a young singer/songwriter and son of award winning songwriter David Via (Corn Tornado). Mason’s lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind the band’s music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess.
Weaving old-school surf rock, ruminations of 70’s film riffs and funk-filled flavors, one night with Chupacabras is enough to ignite dancers to delight, releasing young and old on a transformative exotic trajectory. A seven-piece band of brothers, Chupacabras peppers Afro-Cuban beats with jazz, rock and a captivating stage presence, inspiring audiences to move, love and live like never before.
Hailing from Southwestern Virginia, GOTE has been writing and producing original music since 2015. Their guitar-driven psychedelic blues with jamming, textured undertones and harmonically rich melodies resonate with music lovers. GOTE’s influences are evident in their shows, and include John Prine, Allman Brothers, Tom