MERCEDES-BENZ DRUID CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL RELEASES FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP
Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Tuscaloosa, AL – The Mercedes-Benz Druid City Music Festival presented by Pepsi and Tuscaloosa Bicentennial is thrilled to release its full festival lineup for Saturday’s main stage extravaganza taking place in Government Plaza in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa. Appearing alongside the previously announced GrAystone, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, CBDB, and Southern Avenue will be TAUK, Break Science, Turkuaz, Blackberry Smoke & Big Boi. Presale tickets are on sale now at DruidCityMusicFestival.com and Ticketmaster.com at a discounted rate for a limited time. The festival’s general on sale begins February 1.
“We could not be more excited about releasing our full lineup for the inaugural Druid City Music Festival!” TTS CEO Don Staley said. “From a Grammy award winning Super Bowl halftime entertainer to Southern-Roots rock mainstays Blackberry Smoke to local hometown heroes, we are thrilled to assemble such a diverse and dynamic group of musicians appealing to music fans of any genre. Each one of these artists have appeared on popular music festivals across the nation and now they are here with us in Tuscaloosa”
Big Boi will be closing out the inaugural Druid City Music Festival. The seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified musician celebrated his third full-length solo album, BOOMIVERSE. The project features his latest single “In The South” featuring Gucci Mane and Pimp C as well as singles “Mic Jack” featuring Adam Levine and “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike & Jeezy.
Pigeonholing Blackberry Smoke has never been easy. Since emerging from Atlanta in the early ‘00s, the quintet—vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner and keyboardist Brandon Still—has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk.
Energetic splashes of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia color the music of Turkuaz. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, this spirit takes shape in the color donned by each respective member on stage nightly via larger-than-life performances. The Brooklyn-based nonet ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their fifth full-length album, Life In The City.
Break Science says they were possibly connected as brothers in a past life. Adam Deitch (Lettuce, John Scofield, Wyclef Jean) and Borahm Lee (Kanye West, Pretty Lights, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry) have made Break Science a staple act on the electronic soul scene. Over the course of the group’s decade-long career, Break Science has continued to evolve fusing golden-era hip-hop beats into their signature take on electronic music.
TAUK’s new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak offers an unsettling but ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world. With its dynamic sense of tension and cinematic mastery of mood, TAUK’s all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz proves to be the perfect backdrop for such explorations, giving way to an album that’s both powerfully hypnotic and intensely thought-provoking.
Additional event information will be released later this year regarding festival layout, sponsorship opportunities, and other attendee information. Those who would like more information are encouraged to follow Druid City Music Festival on social media sites, as well as register their e-mail to become a “Druid City Music Festival Insider” at DruidCityMusicFestival.com.