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.
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!
RALPH RODDENBERRY & DONNA HOPKINS
These musicians have been sharing the same stages and bandmates for so long, it had to come to this – an evening with two of the most tenacious and talented troubadours in the region. With a backline of solid players such as Richie and Tommy Jones, Justin Boudreaux and a coterie of stellar guitarists who lift the rootsy and soulful songs that compose the two songwriters’ repertoire into the rafters, this performance promises to be memorable. Look for vocal contributions from Samantha Alessi-Jones and Syndi Cook-songsters, chanteuses in their own right.
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.
STRUNG LIKE A HORSE
Aside from having the catchiest name of any group on the regional festival circuit, these artists are among the brightest lights in the sonic constellation of Chattanooga, TN. Constantly evolving, the group has appeared at every GET OFF THE GRID FEST but never with the same line-up. The iteration of the band taking the Main Stage for this year’s fest is fronted by singer-songwriter and spiritual leader, Clay Massell, backed by bass guitar ace, Danimal, multi-instrumentalist Tyler Martelli and a team of solid percussionists. Their music is a kaleidoscope of genres including countrified rock, and gypsy-jazz with a twist of choreographed burlesque.
diane durrett & soul suga
The Avatar of Blue-eyed Soul, Diane Durrett has been intimately involved in the Nashville and Atlanta music scenes without succumbing to the more derivative and commercial aspects of those two recording hubs. Far from formulaic, her original compositions are unique and bear a certain mystique amplified by the solid percussion work of Junebug and keyboardist Yoel, as well as surprise guest artists who supplement her soulful performances.
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN
Sol Driven Train hails from the low country around Charleston South Carolina. They bring their High Energy vibe to every stage on which they perform with compositions than run the spectrum from playful tunes like “The Watermelon Song” to impassioned pleas for their audiences to become deeply involved in protecting the planet and practice sustainability. Members of the group ‘walk the talk’ and are actively involved in environmental projects and organizations in the region. They’ll close out the Main Stage on Sunday just as they did at the 2019 GET OFF THE GRID FEST at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.
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.
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.
RANDY STEELE & HIGH COLD WIND
Randy Steele and High Cold Wind is a high-energy bluegrass band based out of Chattanooga, TN. They’ve performed throughout the Southeast with acts like Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Town Mountain, Larry Keel, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, The Kody Norris Show, Nick Lutsko, and the Lonesome River Band. Joining Steele is Fiddlin’ Faye Petree, regional fiddle legend of the North Carolina and Georgia music scene; flat pick wizard and member of Americana favorites Strung Like a Horse, Tyler Martelli, on acoustic guitar; multiple instrumental contest champion John Boulware on mandolin, and Slim Pickins Bluegrass’ Justin Hupp on upright bass.
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.