GET OFF THE GRID FEST offers 3 unique music stages!
Experience national and regional acts performing original music, crafted outside the mainstream. This stage is powered by Power2Choose and sound engineering is provided by Tree Sound Studios.
DANCE & FLOW PAVILION
Let loose to beat-driven music to inspire movement and flow! In the early hours, relax and stretch with yoga and Tai Chi. Shake your booty dance music and laughter flood this space later in the day.
Enjoy a cornucopia of sounds produced by local musicians and spoken word artists as well as nature-based performances guaranteed to delight children of all ages!
The full lineup will be posted here when available!
DARRELL SCOTT’S ELECTRIFYING TRIO
Son of musician Wayne Scott, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and songwriter, Darrell has journeyed far from his Kentucky home during his 40+ year career. He has released a half-dozen albums and performed on stages grand and intimate as well as had his songs covered by over 70 fellow musicians. He is making a debut appearance at GET OFF THE GRID FEST with his band including stellar bassist Brynn Davies and legendary percussionist Jeff Sipe.
AMANDA PLATT AND THE HONEYCUTTERS
The music of this Asheville-based outfit is cut with deep and soulful compassion for the characters portrayed in the songs. Lyrically-driven, the band brings a strong commitment to their country for their second appearance at GET OFF THE GRID FEST.
NATTI LOVE JOYS
From the Blue Mountains of Jamaica to the Smokies of east Tennessee and onto the rolling Cherokee Hills of the Carolinas, Natti Lovejoys share their unique and original reggae music for their fourth festival appearance. A contemporary and fellow Wailer with Bob Marley bassist JahTi collaborates with his partner Marla (keyboard and vocals) as well as their daughter Bemi who has launched her own album and career this year. Backed by a coterie of musical friends their performance, as the name suggests, has plenty of ‘love’ and ‘joy’ built in.
DANCE & FLOW PAVILION
Jess Goggans has been breaking the sound barrier in clubs and venues across the southeast. She and her band serve up a tasty gumbo of bluesy originals and tributes to iconic artists such as Janis Joplin to whom Jess has been stylistically compared. This will be their fourth appearance at GET OFF THE GRID FEST.
The Knotty G’s
The Knotty G’s deliver gritty yet funky Americana roots-based performances that invite audiences to take part in the revelatory power of music. Known to approach genres in unconventional and jovial ways, their soul-soaked mountain music takes audiences to a special and reverent place. By the end of the show, you’ll feel as though you’ve reconnected with old friends.
Mayhayley’s Grave is anything but morbid and sepulchral as the name may imply. The music of this Southern Gothic Vaudeville and Burlesque twinged circusian, steam-punked group defies description. Fronted by a duo of powerful singers in James Davies and Demi Hartley and backed by their brazen bandmates, the group takes its audience on a journey between poles of the divine feminine and masculine-sometimes dark and foreboding, always energetic, the ride is magical.
Sol Dance is making its debut to GET OFF THE GRID FEST. This Atlanta-based Ecstatic Dance movement was established during COVID as a one-off, safe outdoor dance in honor of the Summer Solstice in June of 2020. Since then, Sol Dance consistently brings together a large, diverse community of dancers several times a month for a 2-hour guided journey paired with live percussionists, sound healers, ceremonialists, and guided movement.
Elise Witt is a living muse who has inspired her audiences and classes to lift their voices in song throughout the Americas and in Europe. With multiple albums in her discography she is versed in six languages and has shared stages with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Jackson Browne, Terri Garthwaite and Nanci Griffith. Elise will offer her singing workshop, The Glorious Chorus.
All ages programming, curated by Andrea Zoppo (AKA Ms. Ladybug) of Follow Ladybug, will be showcased on the Elderberry Jam Stage from 10-noon and 2-4 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Ms. Ladybug is a PBS Early Learning Champion who offers a whimsical passion for blending learning, play, and wonder of our natural world.
Erick Baker is a heart-on-his-sleeve troubadour from Knoxville, TN, singing country soul. For more than a decade, he’s made a life in music, sharing the stage with artists like John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Heart, Gavin Degraw, and the Goo Goo Dolls. With a powerful voice that has been described as “a smoke and whiskey tenor with plenty of range and emotion”, Baker’s songs draw influence from classic singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Van Morrison and find their place alongside other contemporary songwriters like Chris Stapleton, Ray Lamontagne, and Amos Lee.
In addition to making his premier musical performance at GET OFF THE GRID FEST, Erick Baker will also offer an interactive reading of his book, Willie The Weed. Read in collaboration with musician and early childhood educator Erin Archer, parents and children will go on a hands-on musical journey with Willie to discover “Together We Can Help Each Other Grow.”