Cover photo taken by Amanda Cosenza
This year marks the tenth installment of The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival and The Werks are not holding back! The Werk Out is headed back to the one and only Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio from August 1st-3rd. This year’s lineup is shaping up to be one of the best in the history of The Werk Out! A lot of familiar faces will be returning and a handful of stellar first timers will be making their way to Legend Valley to help put on what’s looking like one of the best parties of the summer!
The Band Behind The Magic
Dan Shaw, Rob Chafin, Chris Houser, and Jake Goldberg of The Werks are back at it and set to have one of their biggest years to date. Formed in 2005 this rock band from Dayton, Ohio has been lighting up stages for years. In 2009 the band hosted their very first Werk Out Music Festival and have been mastering the festival industry ever since. This year will be their tenth year hosting the Werk Out Music Festival, a huge milestone in the festival world. To celebrate this huge accomplishment The Werks are set to play three sets this weekend along with appearances during other sets and have recently released brand new music in preparation for a new album! (new music below) They have also pieced together a stellar lineup worthy of a ten year celebration that you’re not going to want to miss!
The Heavy Hitters
The Werks have done it once again and are bringing back some of the top acts in the festival scene for what’s arguably going to be the greatest Werk Out Music Festival to date! The Werks came out swinging when they announced the first band on this years lineup and have not slowed down! The first band announced is the one and only dynamic duo, Big Gigantic! This years Werk Out will be Big G’s first trip to Legend Valley. In addition to Big G, Manic Focus will be bringing his live band for a killer performance. This year also marks the epic return of STS9 to the Werk Out. This year The Werks are also bringing back Normans Big Damn Jam, a super jam stacked with artists throughout the lineup! This year there will also be a We
Are The Champions, Tribute To Queen featuring members of The Werks, Turkuaz, Papadosio, Dopapod and more! That’s right, this year’s festival welcomes the much anticipated return of Dopapod. Other heavy hitters on this year’s lineup includes some familiar faces with two nights of SunSquabi, a late night Floozies set, two nights of Twiddle, and more!
Completing the Lineup
This lineup is full of talented musicians from top to bottom! More friendly faces including the funk bands Turkuaz, The Motet, and Steady Flow Funk will add to the funk filled weekend. This years lineup also features talented DJs making their appearance including OPIUO’s Werk Out debut along with Trifinity (Yheti x Toadface x Mt. Analogue) and EarthCry (Anthony from Papadosio)! The String Cheese Incident will also be represented well this year with The Trancident (Michael Kang, Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis, and Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident) as well as other appearances from Kyle Hollingsworth. Other musicians rounding out this stacked lineup are Cory Wong, Matisyahu, the Joe Marcinek Band, Cycles, Lespical, Chachuba, Quasi Kings, Steel Pulse, Dizgz, LITZ, March Fourth Marching Band, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and a Melvin Seals and JGB birthday tribute set. You’re not going to want to miss this festival!
A Super Jam Tradition
Five years ago members of The Werks, Papadosio, and Dopapod joined forces for a Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon tribute set. A set that has gone down as one of the all time best moments in the history of The Werk Out. This year the boys are back and have something very special for the tenth anniversary. The three bands are joining forces once again for another special Pink Floyd tribute set. This time that will be paying homage to their album The Wall. This super jam is going to be a once in a life time experience.
Check out the full 2019 Werk Out Music Festival lineup below!