On Saturday, Nashville recording artist Kasey Tyndall will take the Comporium Main Stage in the afternoon, singing her hits, such as “Bar That’s Open” and “Everything is Texas.” Tyndall got her start several years ago after winning a radio contest to sing a song with Keith Urban. Since then, she has been steadily making her way in country music with what Rolling Stone Magazine called a “hopped-up modern country for a Saturday night.”
Following Tyndall, a Zac Brown tribute band, 20Ride, will fire up the crowd with favorites from the popular band such as “Chicken Fried,” “Colder Weather,” “Free,” “Toes” and “Highway 20 Ride.”
“This is not a wig-wearing, lip-syncing, pretending-to-play tribute band,” said band member Jeff Jones. “These are real players, doing the great music the way Zac does at all his concerts.”
The evening will end with the Sharonview Fireworks Show, depending on the weather.
Throughout the weekend Charlotte-based rock/pop band StellaRising, guitarists Diamond Shaped Daylight Duo and solo cover artist Rod Fiske will rock the crowd. Combining folk instruments with rock rhythms, Shiloh Hill will add an eclectic folk-rock sound to the festival. Eddie Z and the Vault Dwellers bring together funk bass with mandolin, sweet vocals and distorted guitar. Red Dirt Revival is a country band from Lexington, N.C., that plays music for everyone and is a must-see show. Plum Nelly and Falling through April will also perform Saturday.
For something completely different, don’t miss Transit Vocal Band’s performance to close the festival Sunday. Like Pentatonix, the Raleigh-based group entertains with just their voices. Other acts include Winston-Salem-based One Fret Over, four young musicians who play bluegrass. Ranging from age 11 to 15, they are making a mark on the regional music scene. Local favorites The Hinson Girls return to the stage with their essential bluegrass sound and tight harmonies.
Throughout both days, local dance studios Dance U, Miss Laura’s Dance and Steps N Motion will perform. Musical artists from the Ballantyne School of Music will also take the stage. The Indian Land High School choir and Indian Land Middle School dance team will share their talents, as will students from martial arts studios Kenaki Karate and Master O’s Black Belt World. Magician Jef Lambdin will begin the day Saturday with his unique performance. Belly dancing troupe Carolina Treasure will also demonstrate its talent.
Brown’s Uptown Sound will entertain on the Warrior Stage, near the VFW Car Show Saturday. DJ C.C. Brown will hold down the Reservation Stage, spinning popular tunes.