Gnarls Barkley, Queens of the Stone Age Announced as First Headliners of SoCo Music Experience Festivals
Wednesday March 19, 3:50 pm ET
Full Line-Ups to be Announced Soon; Festivals Added in Denver and New York
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Comfort has announced the 2008 dates and cities for the SoCo Music Experience, a free music festival for people 21 and over featuring a solid mix of national and local performers, including headlining performances from Gnarls Barkley in Denver and Queens of the Stone Age in Atlanta. The event will be returning to Atlanta, San Diego, Madison and Tempe, while Denver and New York have been added to the calendar.
Queens of the Stone Age (Atlanta), Ghostland Observatory (Atlanta), Ryan Shaw (Atlanta), Gnarls Barkley (Denver), Bassnectar (Denver), Black Keys (San Diego) are among the early performers confirmed for the events.
“This is the fourth year of the SoCo Music Experience and it continues to become more and more popular every year,” said Laura Petry, Southern Comfort, Brand Manager. "With the state of our economy, people have the chance to go to a fun music festival without having to pay $50-$150 for a ticket. It should be a great day with your friends.”
SoCo Music Experience Dates and Cities
Atlanta Centennial Park
Denver Central Parking Lot, Coors Field
San Diego Ace Parking Lot, Petco Park
Madison Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center
Saratoga Springs, NY Location TBD
Tempe Tempe Market Place
With the goal of offering a free music event to groups of friends 21 years old and over, the SoCo Music Experience showcases national performing acts and local favorites in an environment transforming an outdoor venue into a festival setting with food, beverage, poster, t-shirt and record shop vendors and the SoCo & Lime Dome.
“The SoCo Music Experience has entertained tens of thousands of people across the country and we’re thrilled to be able to add great music markets like Denver and New York,” said Laura Petry, Southern Comfort, Brand Manager. "We hope to see groups of friends out there having a good time enjoying some of their favorite performers, and possibly even discovering some new music.”
Past acts at the SoCo Music Experience have included Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Spank Rock, The Roots, Architecture in Helsinki, GIRL TALK, Sick Puppies, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rose Hill Drive, Galactic, Delta Spirit, among others.
For more information and continued updates about the SoCo Music Experience, please visit www.southerncomfort.com/scmx
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With the SoCo Music Experience, Southern Comfort continues to back great live music experiences in 2008, including the Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Lollapalooza and countless local live music events.
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