Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL

There is something special developing in the music festival scene and it’s coming out of Memphis, Tennessee. Back for its second year, the 2018 Mempho Music Festival boasted a lineup that was impossible to resist. Last year, the festival showcased Memphis flavor by bringing together a healthy dose of blues and soul legends, indie rockers, local favorites,…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SLOSS FEST, DAY 2

Following Arcade Fire’s epic ending to the first day of the Sloss Music and Arts Festival, I came to the festival grounds with a renewed energy and optimistic mindset.  While the Sunday Sloss schedule carried several country and Americana names, there were also plenty of rock acts, some of which inspired us to make the…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SLOSS FEST, DAY 1

Following the 2017 Sloss Music and Arts Festival, I kept hearing from friends that I had missed out on an amazing weekend.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice, so this year I made the short trek from Nashville to the Magic City–Birmingham, Alabama–to see what all the fuss was about.  Based in…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 3

Bonnaroo has a special healing power that somehow allows you to stay up into the early morning hours to squeeze in every possible show and then jump out of your cot with only a few hours of sleep, hungry for more music.  After celebrating the music of Tom Petty until well past 3:30 in the…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 2

Saturday brought a mix of anticipation and layers (and layers) of clothes as Rhythm N’ Blooms once again was ready to rock the chill off Knoxville’s Old City.  It was such a busy day, we needed to just jump right into the music. At every festival, a few acts emerge from their sets leaving a…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2

Having stretched my musical muscles the night before, I was prepared for a marathon of artist talent coming up on the second day of the MEMPHO Music Festival.  It only took a quick look at the lineup to see that the Saturday’s performers boasted strong ties to the Memphis and Tennessee music scene. Friday night at…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: PILGRIMAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2

Day two of Pilgrimage was as steamy as day one, but we made sure to get there early to see 18-year-old blues guitar phenom, Kingfish, who hails from the delta of Mississippi and was raised listening to and playing the blues. The kid plays like a seasoned veteran and sings like someone who has lived…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s Saturday of Pilgrimage Music Festival, and as we arrived to the festival grounds that morning, all I could think about was how hot it was for the end of September in Franklin, Tennessee. After this initial thought, like everyone attending the festival, I decided to embrace the discomfort and take in every moment. This…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 1

Celebrating the rich musical heritage of Memphis, Tennessee, and boasting a well-curated lineup, MEMPHO Music Festival roared into its inaugural weekend.  Located in Shelby Farms Park (home to its own herd of American Bison), the festival boasted two stages with staggered performances, food trucks, and art displays.  With a lineup including rock, alternative pop, Americana,…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 3

As quickly as things had begun in Louisville, they were coming to an end with day three of Forecastle upon us. The festival grounds early on Sunday were already sweltering as we made our way to see Nashville indie pop favorites Coin, who had just begun their set on the Main Stage to a much-larger-than-I-had-expected…