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Shaky Knees Music Festival 2016

Shaky Knees Music Festival 2016

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016


Shaky Knees Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival was founded in 2013 by Tim Sweetwood in order to bring a proper indie music festival to the city of Atlanta, which already hosts festivals such as Sweetwater 420 Fest and Music Midtown.[1][2]

Shaky Knees began as a two-day festival and his since expanded to include a third day. The festival features both artists from around the globe and smaller regional acts, primarily in the indie rock, indie folk, country music, and alternative rock genres. Performances in past years have included The Lumineers, Band of Horses, The National, Modest Mouse, Alabama Shakes, The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, The Gaslight Anthem, Mastodon, Cage the Elephant, Dropkick Murphys, Iron & Wine, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass).

Founded by Farrell and bass guitarist Eric Avery, following the disintegration of Farrell's previous band Psi Com, Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. Jane's Addiction launched with a live self-titled debut album in 1987 and quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records. The band's following first two major-label studio albums, Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo habitual (1990), were released to widespread critical acclaim, and an increasing cult fanbase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation".[3] The band's initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.

The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing Avery on bass guitar. In 2001, a second reunion took place, with Martyn LeNoble—and later Chris Chaney—occupying the role of bass guitarist. In 2003, the band released its third major-label studio album, Strays, before dissolving again the following year.

In 2008, the band's original line-up reunited and embarked on a world tour. Eric Avery, however, subsequently left the band in early 2010 as the group began work on new material. The band released its fourth studio album The Great Escape Artist in 2011, with Chaney returning to the band for its recording and subsequent tour.


My Morning Jacket is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster.[1] The band's sound, rooted in rock and country, is often experimental and psychedelic. The group amassed a following beginning in the 2000s in part due to their live performances.

The group first found success in Europe after the release of their debut album, The Tennessee Fire (1999). Their next release, At Dawn (2001), led to a large stateside following and preceded several lineup changes. After signing to major label ATO Records, the group released two albums, It Still Moves (2003) and Z (2005), with the latter representing a critical breakthrough. Their next release, Evil Urges (2008), was more polarizing for fans and critics, while Circuital (2011), their sixth album, saw a more measured response. After many years of side projects and touring, the band's seventh album, The Waterfall, was released in 2015. The group's eighth album is set to be released in 2016.


Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + the Machine)[4] are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also Welch's vocal performances.

The band's debut studio album, Lungs, was released on 6 July 2009, and held the number-two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart.[5] On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks.[6] As of October 2010, the album had been in the top forty in the United Kingdom for sixty-five consecutive weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, entered the charts at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015. It topped the UK charts, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, their first to do so.[7][8] The album reached number one in a total of eight countries and the top ten of twenty. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.[9]

Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul.[10][11] Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. Florence and the Machine has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

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Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre (85,000 m2) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. It plays host to millions of visitors a year and several events, including a summer popular music concert series (Wednesday WindDown) and an annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display.

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Shaky Knees 2016 Day 2: Walk the Moon, Foals and Huey Lewis and The News hold court
music.blog.ajc.com  –  May 15, 2016
Shaky Knees Day Deux spanned the generational gamut with Walk the Moon, My Morning Jacket, Huey Lewis and The News and Foals among the bands garnering hordes of fans. Another blessed-weather day graced the downtown music festival, which concludes on Sunday ...
Shaky Knees 2016 – Friday Kickoff
Chattanoogan  –  May 14, 2016
Sunny skies greeted the first wave of festivals goers as the gates of Shaky Knees Music Fest ... On the other side of the festival, about an eight minute walk, Jane’s Addiction were rocking on the Peachtree Stage. While the music sounded great; the ...
Summer concerts return to Dunwoody Nature Center
Reporter Newspapers  –  May 13, 2016
The Shaky Knees Festival may be taking place in Centennial Park this weekend ... The Nature Center is hosting its summer concerts in the park series beginning today at 7 p.m. with music by The Rays, a local roots rock band. The park series is sponsored ...
Shaky Knees Music Festival rocks Atlanta
fox5atlanta.com  –  May 13, 2016
ATLANTA - The 2016 Shaky Knees Festival is rocking this weekend on five stages in downtown Atlanta. A weekend of food, family and fun is planned around three of the stages in Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia International Plaza between the Georgia Dome ...
Shaky Knees Festival: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta
Access Atlanta  –  May 12, 2016
Shaky Knees 2016: schedule, parking, tickets and other information Huey Lewis and The News ready to tee up ‘Sports’ at Shaky Knees Music Festival If You Go: 11:30 a.m. May 13-15. $97 (single-day ticket), $215 (advance three-day ticket), $236 (three-day ...
Shaky Knees 2016 must-see acts!
Creative Loafing Atlanta  –  May 12, 2016
The Shaky Knees Music Festival descends upon Centennial Olympic Park May 13-15, hosting three days of performances by legendary and up-and-coming acts alike. From the harmony and drift of Saintseneca and Slowdive to the lo-fi sounds of Diet Cig ...
Gay Atlanta ready to rock Shaky Knees & Shaky Beats
David Atlanta  –  May 11, 2016
First comes the Shaky Knees Music Festival. Look for dozens of bands on four stages from multiple eras and multiple genres of rock music. They say the dog days of summer are just about to start, but one featured act will belt out “The Dog Days Are Over.”
Q&A: Shaky Festivals Founder/Curator Tim Sweetwood talks Shaky Knees, Shaky Beats, music business
The Business Journal  –  May 6, 2016
Shaky Knees is being held at ... the apex of what it can handle from a festival perspective, because there is so much going on in that space. Even though the country space is one of the most profitable inside the music industry, it’s pretty defined ...
Shaky Knees Music Fest to rock Atlanta
Marietta Daily Journal  –  May 5, 2016
The fourth annual Shaky Knees Music Fest will return next weekend at Centennial Olympic ... The Decemberists and Huey Lewis and the News. The festival will wrap up May 15 with bands led by Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Deftones, Explosions ...
Against Me! Announce Additional North American Tour Dates
live105.cbslocal.com  –  May 3, 2016
Check out the full run of dates below. 5/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn * 5/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival 5/14 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm * 5/15 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall * – SOLD OUT 6/02 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club ...

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