Greensborofest Preview!Sep 27th, 2012 | By Avalon Kenny | Category: Feature
So, in case you haven’t noticed – the leaves have started to change from green to red and the weather’s starting to get chilly. You know what that means? Fall. And you know what fall means? Greensborofest. Greensborofest is an annual festival that brings together local bands and venues. This year is Greensborofest’s 11th year running, which is awesome. This year is going to be different – while usually they have multiple shows in a night, this year there’s only going to be one show per night so you don’t miss out on any of the action. Thanks to planners Jack Bonney and Max Benbasset, this year is going to be great. Also – it’s free, so you have no excuse to skip it.
The show kicks off tonight (Thursday, Sept 27) at the Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park. It’s the underpass on Spring Garden – keep an eye out for the brightly colored pillars and you can’t miss it. The event opens with DJ L in Japanese, at 5:45 PM. The show mostly features hip hop acts (Miss Eaves, King Mez, 9th Wonder, and Rapsody) but also branches out to cover rock (Estrangers) and country (Chris Lane Band). Some of these bands aren’t from Greensboro, but deserve your support just as much as any other band on the lineup. On top of showcasing bands, the show also serves as a place to register to vote and educate about the upcoming election. And, as if it couldn’t get any better, there’ll also be food trucks. And beer. The show lasts until 11PM and is a great warm up for the following shows. Here’s the Facebook event.
The fest continues tomorrow (Friday, Sept 28) at two locations. The Green Bean is hosting an early show at 8PM with pop punkers The Radio Reds, obscure anti-folk croner Secret Message Machine, and “sporadic Greensboro oddball band” Kaleidoscope Death. Later you can catch Jenny Besetzt, Casual Curious, The Leeves, The Brand New Life, and Mutant League at the Blind Tiger from 10PM-2AM.
Saturday (Sept 29) Tate Street Coffee is hosting spoken word poetry with Laila Nur from 7-9PM, before a late show at CFBG with The Raving Knaves, Albino Rhino, The Old One-Two, and Matty Sheets & The Blockheads from 10PM-1:30AM.
Sunday (Sept 30) the festival closes at Glenwood Coffee and Books with Heralding, Pistol Crash, Jack Carter & The Armory, and Three Brained Robot from 8PM – 11:30PM.
Get the lineup, band links, and the full schedule at the website – Greensborofest.org.