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Zac Brown Band Announced as Headliner at Deluna Fest

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Two-time Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have been added to the 2012 DeLuna Fest lineup. Set upon the sandy white beaches of Pensacola Beach, FL, Zac Brown Band will take DeLuna Fest’s oceanfront main stage the weekend of September 21 – 23, 2012. Also joining the lineup are Fitz and the Tantrums, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Canvas Waiting, Astronautalis, High On Fire, Brass-A-Holics and a Sunday Gospel Brunch set from The Legendary JCs. A daily schedule of music as well as additional amenities and activities are yet to be announced.
Providing more than 60 bands of diverse mix and genre, DeLuna Fest offers a festival experience unlike any other. Attendees are invited to rock the beach with previously announced headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, raise a cold beverage in toast to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, and relish in the warm ocean breezes and sounds of Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, and Ben Folds Five. Cap off each night with beachside dance parties hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diplo, and more. See below for a complete listing of artists.

Heralded as the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience, DeLuna Fest boasts four stages, two rising directly out of the sand, and is located on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola International Airport, DeLuna Fest is an easy-to-get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity.

A shuttle service is a convenient option for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Advance unlimited-ride shuttle passes are currently available for $30 through delunafest.frontgatetickets.com. Other amenities on-site at DeLuna Fest include two open-air Florida restaurants, mini-golf, a sports lounge with big screen TVs, assorted vendors and more.

Tickets at the advance price of $159.95 are almost sold out and are available in limited supply at www.delunafest.com. Once tickets at the advanced price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale at the regular price of $199.95. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $849.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge and more.

For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.

WHAT:                                  DELUNA FEST 2012
WHEN:                                 FRIDAY, SEPT 21 – SUNDAY, SEPT 23, 2012
WHERE:                               CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL 32561
TICKETS:                             $159.95 ADV GA PASS / $199.95 REG GA PASS
VIP TICKETS:                      $849.95 3-DAY VIP PASS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:  delunafest.frontgatetickets.com
FESTIVAL WEBSITE:         http://www.delunafest.com

CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
Zac Brown Band
Florence And The Machine
Band Of Horses
Jimmy Cliff
Dwight Yoakam
Fitz and the Tantrums
Ben Folds Five
Diplo
Guided By Voices
DJ Jazzy Jeff
The Joy Formidable
The Gaslight Anthem
The Wallflowers
Superchunk
Bob Mould plays COPPER BLUE
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
Bad Brains
City And Colour
Trampled By Turtles
Band Of Skulls
OFF!
The Wood Brothers
Walker Hayes
Redd Kross
Kermit Ruffins And The Barbecue Swingers
12th Planet
Blackberry Smoke
Mike Doughty
The Corin Tucker Band
Paper Diamond
Rebirth Brass Band
Fishbone
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
The Silos
Motopony
Anders Osborne
Twothirtyeight
Honey Island Swamp Band
AC Slater
Bonerama
The Parlotones
Ben Sollee
Washboard Chaz w/ Tin Men
The Canvas Waiting
Eric Lindell
Legendary JC’s
Mishka
Charmaine Neville
High on Fire
Chris Thomas King
Lights Resolve
Brass-A-Holics
Antoine Knight
Astronautalis
The Villains
Kitt Lough
Hip Kitty
Deadly Fists Of Kung-Fu
Paloma
DLP
Pioneers! O Pioneers!

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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