The inaugural two-day event features Toubab Krewe, Perpetual Groove, Dubconscious, SeepeopleS and Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, along with 16 more bands and DJs that highlight the local music scene in Asheville, NC and the surrounding region. The full lineup is posted below.
Night Skye Entertainment, the organization responsible for the Vortex Music Festival, seeks to highlight local talent as well as provide a broad spectrum of musical genres to enlighten, inspire and celebrate individual creativity through sound. From the electronica of John Kelley and Telepath, the psychedelic freak out of SeepeopleS and Perpetual Groove, to the global roots music of Dubconscious, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket and Toubab Krewe, the festival offers something for every Asheville music lover and beyond.
Complimenting the exceptional talent, Vortex offers one of the most dominant sound and lighting contractors in the southeast, Muse Productions. Heading up Muse is Newton Carter, who has worked front of the house for bands such as The Who and U2. Carter's extensive experience will guarantee the best possible sound and lighting quality.
In addition to the event's unique lineup of stellar regional bands and dj's, Vortex offers something for the common good as well; this year's inaugural event will sponsor three nonprofit organizations, including Child Abuse Prevention Services, NCAHA and Manna Food Bank. Also, the event will be broadcast live by 105.9 The Mountain, so that everybody can enjoy a few songs and interviews from the bands.
Raffle tickets for a grand prize each night will be given to persons bringing non-perishable food items to donate to Manna Food Bank.
The Asheville civic center will play host to vendors and booths that are accessible from the venue floor, and food and drink will be readily available to all attendees.
Friday, June 27:
Josh Phillips Folk Festival
Black Eyed Susan
Saturday June 28:
Laura Reed and Deep Pocket
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
THE MOOG STAGE