The biggest party of the summer in Upstate, South Carolina is ready for action and you’re officially invited!
We’ve added local favorites Italo & The Passions, Tom Angst, Beket, and Sparrow’s Point to the mix alongside an already star-studded cast of regional indie bands. From folk rock to jangle pop and everything in between, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
Stay tuned for the official schedule and beat the lines (and the heat) by snagging your tickets here for $15!
We’re thrilled to unleash the next wave of bands for Future Chord Fest!
Buckle up for Charlotte jangly indie rockers Junior Astronomers, who headline 2017 behind their stunning sophomore album Body Language. Brother Oliver, the psychedelic folk rock band of brothers, make a return to Future Chord Fest after winning over hundreds at the inaugural festival in 2016. Finally, indie pop duo Estuarie take over their hometown of Greer in style, while The Apartment Club bring along their alternative rock bent from nearby Spartanburg.
The last wave of bands will be announced in the coming days ahead. In the meantime, make your plans to be at The Spinning Jenny on Saturday, August 12th -- and beat the lines by grabbing your tickets now!
Thanks to our friends at The Greenville Journal and GVL Today for recently highlighting Future Chord Fest as a summer staple event in South Carolina.
Come see what the fuss is all about on Saturday, August 12th as we throw the biggest party of the year with Junior Astronomers, The Francis Vertigo, Brother Oliver, Wasted Wine, Italo & The Passions, Estuarie, Beket, Excons, Apricot Blush, The Apartment Club and more!
We’ll have you covered with delicious food and drinks provided by your favorite local food trucks and breweries.
Blast these new songs of summer - along with the air conditioning. Take a listen to the Best Songs of June, a playlist compiled in conjunction with our friends at Forthright Records.
See what songs made the list and what we had to say about them below:
1) Small Reactions - “Sessions Street” - A blistering dose of post-punk adrenaline.
2) Roman GianArthur - “Real Love, No Shade” - Beat the heat with this soulful R&B banger.
3) Graham Patrick Ulicny (of Reptar) - Tropical pop bent by explosive mind-bending syncopation.
4) Wieuca - “Snitches Get Stitches” - Dirty dance all night to this grungy, groovy track.
5) Chief Scout - “Dead End” - Sip on this guitar pop “cool aid” with a punch.
6) Kinder Than Wolves - “Good Luck” - Dreamy, wistful indie perfect for your summer road trip playlist.
7) Dot.s - “Palms” - Toe tapping, head bobbing, pool party tune.
8) Alarm Drum - “Whisper” - Modern day "Breakfast Club" soundtrack.
9) Devereaux - “Kapowski” - Cruise down memory lane on this 80’s inspired synth-pop jam.
10) Shasta Ray (featuring members of The Nude Party) - “I Just Need My Records” - A smooth breakup song with a bit of twang for when your summer fling gets rocky.
The first four bands at Future Chord Fest 2017 have been revealed, featuring a strong core of Upstate, South Carolina acts.
Setting the tone with their 90’s inspired indie rock is The Francis Vertigo, who return to The Spinning Jenny after an early summer performance there alongside The Whigs frontman Parker Gispert. Apricot Blush, the surreal indie folk project spearheaded by Jackson Wise and his revolving cast of characters, will help carry the torch for Pablo Generation. Gypsy folk punk group Wasted Wine bring along one of the most unique shows to the stage. And rounding out the first wave are the seasoned experimental pop rockers Excons.
Future Chord Fest returns to the Upstate of South Carolina this August 12th at The Spinning Jenny in Greer. Grab your Early Bird Tickets now for just $10 at http://bit.ly/2rDMTaq.