BYRDFEST 18
LIVE MUSIC

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MUSIC SCHEDULE :

coming soon......


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ARTIST BIOS :

THE SCHWAG :
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.

WEBSITE : http://www.theschwag.com/
PROMO VIDEO : https://youtu.be/D7ACPtXr4eA
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/schwagofficial/
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/theschwagdead/
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/schwagofficial
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/theschwagband

LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE : HINDENBURG PROJECT


The Hindenburg Project performs accurate live versions of the beloved studio recordings with an attention to detail that honors Zeppelin’s musical legacy. The Dallas-based band has performed at various venues, festivals, clubs, and events across Texas as well as the southwest. This band is back by popular demand every year at Byrdfest.


FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/TheHindenburgProject/


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AARON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS


Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.


WEBSITE : https://www.aaronkammonedrops.com/

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/AaronKammOneDrops/

INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/aaronkammonedrops/

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/theonedrops


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SUBLIME TRIBUTE BAND : LOU DOG


This group is based out of Fayetteville Arkansas and has been playing the music of Sublime for the past several years. It's like a party on stage. Always a favorite at Byrdfest.


FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/LouDogSublimeTribute/


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DEEP SEQUENCE


This band take you through massive soaring peaks and sensual, groove-filled valleys they explore the sounds of funk, rock, jazz and more to build a familiar yet mind-bending sound.


FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pg/deepsequence

INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/deepsequenceofficial


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ME AND HIM.

Me and Him is a duo project featuring, Opal Agafia and Michael Schembre, based in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Together they deliver an eclectic folk-roots sound.


WEBSITE : https://www.meandhimmusic.com

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/MeAndHimSongs/


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RACHEL AMMONS

of Ben Miller Band & Tyrannosaurus Chicken

Rachel is a versatile talented artist that plays various instruments all at once! "Music is healing in many ways, and one of those ways is that when we all like the same thing, when we are all sharing in a beautiful or honest experience/creation, it is hard to dislike the person next to you. I want to bring people together and focus on our shared humanity and goodness. I also want to process my own thoughts and emotions, which are common to everyone, and turn them into something that a lot of people can identify with, or that can help someone else work through their own set of experiences. I want to offer a moment of stress relief or the concentration of a thought that helps someone through part of their day. That's what music does for me and I want to share it with as many people as possible for as long as I can."


FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/RachelAmmonsMusic/

INSTAGRAM : www.instagram.com/rachelammonsmusic


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MOLLY ADAMSON


Molly Adamson is a singer and acoustic guitarist originally from Arkansas. Her solo sets include songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, & related artists. Part of her show also includes several songs of original material. Molly has been performing solo acoustic shows across the midwest for the last three years as well as singing with Grateful Dead Experience : The Schwag.


WEBSITE : http://www.mollyadamson.com/

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Mollyadamsonmusic/


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MADDIE STARKS

Singer-Songwriter and performer from Greenville, SC


FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/maddiestarksmusic/


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FLINTWICK

American composer and multi-instrumentalist, Brady Cagle bridges the gap between stimulating sound design and dancefloor-shaking rhythm with this experimental music project, Flintwick. Equipped with organic textures and liquid bass, his funky "slip-glitch" sounds are a refreshing take on electronic music as a whole; melding influence from multifarious genres such as funk, jazz, psybass, trap and world into a mind-bending extravaganza. Known for his work in the Arkansas-Midwest funk/ jam scene (Keyboardist for Deep Sequence/ Brady Cagle Live Looping), Cagle channels over 7 years of music production knowledge into this project. Instruments in his arsenal include keyboard, mandolin, sitar, dobro, bass, dulcimer, violin, and multiple synthesizers. Add that together, throw some 808's, water splashes, and glitchy polyrhythms on it and get ready to dance.


SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/flintwick

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Flintwickofficial/


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Z-DOUGIE

Zach Douglas, DJ and producer, started his journey at 13 years old by discovering a DJ app for the iPod. He continued to grow as a DJ, playing small local shows in Memphis and eventually picked up music production at 16 years old. The name Z-Dougie is an allusion to a middle school nickname, and in combination with his roots in appreciating hip-hop, formed the basis for his artist image: a bridge between the popularity of rap/hip-hop/trap music and the emergent innovation of electronic dance music. Z-Dougie has leaped into many different sub-genres of House, Dubstep, and Trap, while always staying in touch with his OG Memphis sound. Known for his ghetto mash-ups and high-energy performance, expect a party anytime this young electronic artist takes the stage.


FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/ZDougieMusic/

INSTAGRAM : https://soundcloud.com/zdougie


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ATOM1X VOKALIST

Coming from St. Louis, At0m1x and The Vōkalist bring you a diverse display of bass-heavy dance music paired with live vocals.


SOUNDCLOUD : http://www.soundcloud.com/at0m1xandthevokalist

FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/pg/At0m1xAndTheVokalis


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OH LOSHA

First started his career as Broseph$talin, then went by the name Odium, Now going under his real name Losha. A creative that speaks through music, performance, and a passion for all forms of art. “The Oh is Silent” Promise to the fans - To always strive for Improvement, Quality, and Positivity.


WEBSITE : http://OhLosha.com

SOUNDCLOUD : Soundcloud.com/OhLosha

TWITTER : Twitter.com/OhLosha

FACEBOOK : Facebook.com/OhLosha

INSTAGRAM : Instagram.com/OhLosha

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SEAMZLEGIT

Also known as Yo! Adrian!, the Dub Sector label head is based out of St Louis, MO with expertise on anything and everything low frequency.


SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/dub-sector

SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/seamzlegit

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeamzLegit


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SICK NUMBLES

Dedicated to the intricate world of psychedelic electronica, Sick Numbles is an expressive DJ passionate for introducing others to interesting soundscapes. Owner of "Flux Festivals" from the green woodlands of Arkansas, USA, this inspired individual aims to take crowds on a journey; a diverse showcasing of underground genres from all over the globe. His taste for quality creates an auditory adventure that shakes the earth. From uptempo psytrance to downtempo psybient, the various tunes from his mind-massaging arsenal of musical gems smoothly blend together to bring a satisfying experience to the dancefloor. This combination of euphoric melodies and progressive compositions creates a beautiful ride, and any musical connoisseur is sure to discover something they love within his hand-picked selection of carefully chosen tracks.


SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/sicknumbles

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Sick-Numbles-167675800567203/


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THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE

The Dancing Bear Tribe is a Performance Art Collective with a mission to inspire through movement and spontaneous creativity. Performances will include, but are not limited to : LED, fire, aerial, object manipulation, and smoke showcases. The Tribe will also be conducting workshops on Friday and Saturday.


WEBSITE : http://thedancingbeartribe.com/

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/TheDancingBearTribe/

INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/thedancingbeartribe/


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OPEN DECKS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT :


First come first serve! There will be open decks Friday and Saturday night! Three Pioneer CDJs and Mixer provided, please bring your flash drives or CDS...no controllers/laptops, please! We suggest arriving on Thursday to ensure a slot. Please be proficient on the equipment provided and have the appropriate music for both an early and late time slot. We reserve the right to excuse any artist from the stage at the stage manager's discretion. Come correct and who knows? Maybe you'll be on the next show!