Give Thanks Festival
TREEFEST @ Brick House Kitchen, Charleston SC. Special Vendors TBA
The idea for the Irie Vibes Music Festival came about late in 2012, in part due to the lack of East Coast reggae outlets. There are so many great reggae-based bands on the East and we hope to expose fans to these amazing musicians that exude notions of positivity and social responsibility. This is a fully grassroots festival and all organizers are volunteering their time and resources to make this festival a great experience. The first annual Irie Vibes Music Festival was created by a small group of individuals and held August 2nd-4th, 2013 in Gruetli-Laager, TN. With the goal of bringing bands, musicians, family, friends, and fans together in an encouraging environment, the festival was extremely successful. We expect even more success in 2014 in Tamassee, SC. Members of Sun-Dried Vibes, the band hosting the festival and whose song became the name of the event, are working hard along with volunteers to bring this festival to fruition! “Our mission as a band has been to create a family of like-minded musicians and fans. Conscious and positive music is on the rise and people in this world want to see a change. We are a part of that movement and it’s our duty to put it in motion. This is our effort to bring all the folks we have encountered over the years and put all our collective energies together to spread the One Love Movement.” - Zach Fowler of Sun-Dried Vibes Our sponsors thus far include Gaiatecture, a company concentrated on sustainable building practices. With the ambition of creating a socially and environmentally responsible festival, we believe that we will have a unique opportunity to bring an amazing community together!
Sounds Like: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Phish, The Who
Bio: A high energy mixture of rock, funk, reggae and punk fuel this Charleston based four piece. Since 2011 they have toured the southeast region, sharing the stage with acts such as The Expendables, The Movement, The Green, Passafire, Fear Nuttin Band, and Pacific Dub. Their first full length album, ...See Full Bio
“South Street is quite familiar with Charleston’s bar scene and has been featured on Balcony TV and Eclectic Evenings through TMI. They are no stranger to throwing a stellar dance party, and everyone in their vicinity knows it. Last Friday, I found them at Boone’s Bar and Grill with the volume cranked up and the room filled with people loving the music. The 5 musicians played a few of their songs before taking a very short set break to rock out for another hour or so. It was easy to see the obvious passion they shared in music and made it hard to believe that this funk/alternative/ jam band started playing together after a fateful meeting in Pita Pit between lead singer Dexter Jenks and rhythm guitarist JR Spencer only a little over a year ago. With influences from Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, and Sublime, South Street is unique due to the diverse backgrounds of the band members and the way they switch from performing at house parties to bars and larger venues with ease.”