(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Everfine Records, in association with House of Blues Concerts and Clear Channel Music Group, will kick it up with the fourth annual Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival on August 20 at Lakefront Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL. After three successful years at Cleveland, Ohio's Tower City Amphitheater, the event will be heading west. O.A.R., who will headline the festival with a full set of music, will be joined by emerging artists, including Pepper, Michael Tolcher, The Southland, State Radio, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, As Fast As, Ludo and Small Town Workers. Tickets are $29.50.
Everfine Records created the Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival to provide an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their music in a unique outlet. According to Everfine Records president Dave Roberge, 'We feel it is important that these artists, who typically haven't received much exposure from traditional media outlets, have a forum to expose their talents," says Dave Roberge, Everefine Recors president. "It's the music that is currently flying under the radar that we like to bring to our audience before it hits the masses."
Artists who have performed at the festival Maroon 5, Howie Day, Marc Broussard, Ari Hest, Matt Nathanson, Ingram Hill and Antigone Rising among others.
The festival has stayed true to its roots of putting on an event with both the musicians and the true music fan in mind. To ensure that attendees are able to catch each and every performance at the all day event, the schedule is arranged so that no two sets overlap. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to get to know and interact with their favorite performers at the artist-signing booth.
'"I've never been to a music festival where there was such a strong feeling of camaraderie between bands," says O.A.R.s lead guitarist Richard On. "Year after year bands come and go, yet that feeling still remains the same."
The 2005 Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival lineup (additional Sonic Bids selected artist to be added) includes
O.A.R. (Rockville, MD),
Pepper (Kailua Kona, HI),
Michael Tolcher (Atlanta, GA),
The Southland (Los Angeles, CA),
State Radio (Cambridge, MA),
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (Northampton, MA),
As Fast As (Portland, ME),
Ludo (St. Louis, MO) and
Small Town Workers (Charlottesville, VA). —
Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen