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Aiken Music Fest is a 6 event music series on Saturday nights from 6-10pm, with a $15 per person entry fee, located at Highfields in Aiken, SC. Dates for this year’s Aiken Music Fest is below.

May 8

Opening: Dave “Muz” Mercer

Headliner: Abby Bryant and the Echoes

Abby Bryant and the Echos

Listeners will find it hard not to hear similarities to some of the artists that inspire the two including currently touring acts Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter, and Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. At the same time, one cannot deny that even with Abby Bryant & The Echoes’ youthfulness, the band connects to the roots of the music in the members’ hearts. Looking to artists like Etta James, Sam and Dave, and the integral Muscle Shoals sound to light the way, Abby Bryant & The Echoes carries its own soul-shining torch into today.

Abby Bryant & The Echoes assures fans that with an already distinctive voice and constant growth, the band is just getting started along the path to a long career marked by an ever-developing collection of powerful originals and exciting live performances.

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June 5

Opening: Karlton Timmerman

Headliner: Dave Jordan and The NIA

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Dave Jordan is an award-winning, critically acclaimed, roots rocker from New Orleans. For over 20 years he has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene, and his work has been described as “the personification of the New Orleans ethos.”

Before becoming a “solo” artist, he was the bass player/lead singer/founder of the funk band Juice. From the mid/late ’90s until the late ’00s, Juice released 3 albums and as contemporaries of Galactic, Iris May Tango and All That, part of the resurgence of New Orleans funk music. From 1999-2003, they toured relentlessly, averaging over 180 dates annually. They were recipients of 2000’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best Emerging Funk/Soul/R&B Band and later nominated for Best Roots Rock Band and Album.

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July 3

Opening: Billy S

Headliner: Flow Tribe

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Flow Tribe is an American funk rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group contains six members who are all natives of New Orleans. Flow Tribe continues to be a festival favorite playing The Voodoo Music Experience several times including the massive Main Stage. Flow Tribe has played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 5 years running including the Acura Main Stage in 2014 and 2015. The band also plays several festivals all over the US and tours nationally. Flow Tribe, known for their high energy live show brings their traveling street parade with them to every concert. Relix Magazine called Flow Tribe “bizarrely irresistible.”

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Aug 14

Opening: Josephine Johnson

Headliner: Travers Brothership

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With over 400+ shows across the United States and Europe under their belts, the band has become a well oiled machine, performing alongside acts such as; Gov’t Mule, Taj Mahal, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Moe., Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Blues Traveler, Charles Bradley, Leftover Salmon,The Marcus King Band, Dr. John, and many more.

Travers Brothership are consummate musicians and live music aficionados with a deep understanding of their preferred genres. Utilizing the band’s unmatched live energy, they create a concert atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community and their enthusiasm, gusto, and talents carry the day. In 2018 Travers Brothership brought their instrumental prowess and tasteful songwriting to Echo Mountain Recording Studios and The Eagle Room in their hometown of Asheville, NC. The result, “Let The World Decide” adds to their already abundant catalogue, and sets a new bar for the band musically.

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September 4

TBA

Oct 2

Opener: Will McCranie

Headliner: Gaslight Street

Traipsing the boundaries of blues & funk, Gaslight Street has “crafted a signature sound that is equal parts honey and moonshine” – (Honest Tune Magazine)

Gaslight Street melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk.

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