Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 4

Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was already upon us. After a year’s anticipation, the preparation, the packing (and unpacking) of camping supplies, the three prior days of music, and all of the new friends and memories made in such a short time, Sunday always has a bittersweet feeling. You know that there…

THE 2018 SAVANNAH STOPOVER LINEUP IS HERE!

Entering its eighth year as one of the Southeast’s best (and laid back) music festivals, Savannah Stopover is announcing the first wave of bands for their 2018 lineup. Regional favorites of Monreal are set to headline Saturday, March 10th at Savannah’s Ships of The Sea Museum, North Garden. The three-day festival takes place each year…

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: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s no secret that there are many different festivals from which to choose these days; I can say from experience, though, that one of the best events in the country is Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, right on the bank of the Ohio River, Forecastle offers a unique and beautiful experience.…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 4

Sunday morning at Bonnaroo always brings a conflict of emotions–it’s when you realize that there is only one more day on The Farm and the real world is waiting on the other side. However, that feeling is quickly pushed aside by the realization that there are still hours of music to be heard, and this…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 1

At the risk of sounding cliché, the best word to describe Bonnaroo is “magical.”  There are many ways people try to define what makes it so– hugs, high-fives, and cool vibes are usually mentioned—but for factual proof, look no further than the hordes of people that flood The Farm each year in Manchester, Tennessee.  The…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 3

After two full days of music and exuberance, the final day of this year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival came, and it ended up being the hottest, as well as my favorite day of the three. We began our Sunday at the Piedmont Stage to catch Whitney, a band that wowed audiences and critics alike with…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 1

Our Shaky Knees Music Festival adventure began with the wonderfully talented Margaret Glaspy, whose brilliant mix of jazz and rock, along with her edgy and empowering lyrics, please ears and raise plenty of applause. She played a remarkable set of her songs, mostly from her newest record Emotions and Math, a perfect start for the…

EO8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 2

Knoxville’s Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival was greeted with perfect weather and a rocking lineup for the second day of events. First stop–the Pretentious Beer Co. secret show stage, where we were kindly surprised by a treat: John Paul White. Though he played solo, his voice and guitar rendered each awestruck attendee utterly speechless; with beautiful…

EO8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 1

The eclectic sights and sounds of Knoxville, Tennessee were on full display for the opening night of the Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival; taking place in the historic Old City portion of Knoxville, Rhythm N’ Blooms is as unique and diverse as the city it represents. Set up like a bar crawl, festivalgoers can jump from…