Just when you thought Resonance Music and Arts Festival’s lineup couldn’t get any better they prove you wrong. Resonance has managed to improve an already stacked lineup with some key additions including a few of my personal favorites. Phase two of this stacked lineup has made me even more excited for what’s shaping up to be one of the most musically talented festivals of the fall season. Here are just a few of the additions that you can’t miss this year at Resonance!
Out of all of the new additions to the 2017 Resonance lineup my favorite would have to be Twiddle! Twiddle is a jam band with a twist of rock, funk, reggae, and bluegrass that knows how to put on a show. They have played at countless festivals across the country and even host their own every year in Vermont called Tumble Down. Twiddle is no stranger to Legend Valley having played here for consecutive years at both The Werk Out and Resonance. Their upbeat sound and smooth transitions keep everyone dancing from start to finish. I definitely won’t be missing their performance this year!
Dopapod will be making its return to Legend Valley once again this year for Resonance. I just recently watched them jam out for two days at this years Werk Out Music and Arts Festival and I wasn’t disappointed. Dopapod has made appearances at various festivals like Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, and many more. This funk rock band has a unique sound that has helped them stand out from the crowd and quickly grow their fan base. This fall, Dopapod is teaming up with The Motet for what’s looking to be a great tour. During this tour the band is scheduled to release their fourth studio album titled Never Odd Or Even. Check out their debut track of their new album!
Manic Focus is an electronic music project of John “Jmac” McCarten full of soul, hip-hop, dubstep, blues, and funk. Earlier this year I watched him throw down at Summer Camp Music Festival and needless to say I’m excited to see him again. Manic Focus has collaborated on songs and shared the stage with other musicians such as Sunsquabi, GRiZ, Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, Russ Liquid, Break Science, and many more. This talented DJ/producer has also begun to incorporate live instruments into his performances with Jacob Barinholtz being a regular on the drums. Don’t miss your chance to watch Manic Focus throw down and don’t be surprised if a few friends join him on stage!
EARTHCRY (late night set & workshop)
If you’re a fan of Papadosio, then you should go check out this late night set. EarthCry is the side project of Papadosio’s Anthony Thogmartin with a more experimental electronic feel to it connecting more on an emotional and spiritual level. Anthony incorporates live instruments as well as mixing, slicing, and looping to create a unique sound that’s different every performance. This year EarthCry will be performing a late night set as well as putting on a modular workshop for everyone that want’s to dig deeper into sound technology and engineering. Don’t miss his late night set or his workshop this year!
DIXON’S VIOLIN (2x & VIP set)
A little over two years ago I attended my first music festival for Festival Squad. While wandering through What The Festival’s Illuminated Forest, I stumbled onto a man mesmerizing the audience with his violin. Ever since that night in Oregon I have been a huge fan of Dixon’s Violin. Dixon uses his violin and an electric looper to create a one-man symphony that leaves the audience speechless. Dixon has performed all over the world and at countless music festivals including Electric Forest, ARISE, The Werk Out, and ten years at Burning Man. This year at Resonance, Dixon’s Violin will be playing two sets including a private VIP performance! This alone makes the VIP upgrade worth it. Don’t miss your chance for this unique experience!