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This year’s Resonance Music and Arts Festival is set to be the perfect way to close out this summer’s music festival season. Resonance will be taking place from September 19th-22nd at Coopers Lake in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, and with a new location brings new surprises! Despite relocating, Resonance is bringing back some familiar faces and spiced things up with some new acts putting together one of the best lineups of the year! This lineup is stacked full of talent making it hard to narrow down who you want to see. Check out five sets that you’re not going to want to skip out on this year!
Chris Karns is one of the top turntablists in the world, having won dozens of different DJing championships including the 2011 DMC World DJ Championship. His talents have allowed him to share the stage and collaborate with musical legends like Run D.M.C, A Tribe Called Quest, Travis Barker, and Bassnectar to name a few. Chris really took off in the music festival world when he began performing with Pretty Lights Live and has recently been touring on his own. Last year, Chris threw down at Resonance with an electrifying set that left everyone who caught it wanting more. This year, Chris Karns is making his much awaited return to Resonance for a set that will be high energy and packed with people! You don’t want to sleep on this one!
This year, Bumpin Uglies are blowing up on the music festival scene and have no intention of slowing down. Their Reggae Punk sound sets them apart from most festival acts on lineups and is the perfect change of pace. Their album, Beast From The East, topped reggae charts and drew interest from Billboard, shooting them into the national spotlight. Having already played at major festivals this year including Firefly, Reggae Rise Up, and Peachfest, the Bumpin Uglies are no strangers to big stages and are set to have an unforgettable set at Resonance. This year, the band also hosted their very own music festival called Weekend At Wolfies that took place in June. Their growing experience has made them one of the fastest rising bands and is a band you’re not going to want to miss.
The boys are back and are ready to rock! After time away from touring, the quartet behind Dopapod are back, reenergized, and ready for festival season as well as a newly announced fall/winter tour! The new tour is supporting their newest album, Emit Time, which was released in May of this year. The tour will begin on October 4th in Denver, Colorado, and run through December 28th, ending in Atlanta, Georgia. But before their solo tour begins, they are set to close out their music festival season at Resonance! Expect to see a set full of energy, new music, and familiar favorites that we’ve been waiting over a year for! Check out their newest album below!
TAUK is a four-piece, progressive rock band with a funky twist. They have been in the scene for years playing major festivals like Electric Forest and Bonnaroo, and have shared the stage with bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, and many more. This year, TAUK is back at it again returning to Resonance with an original set as well as another unique tribute set! Last year, TAUK stole the show with a TAUKing Beatles tribute set making it one of the most talked about sets of last year’s festival, leaving everyone wanting another. This year, TAUK is performing another much anticipated tribute set to either Floyd, Fire, or Hendrix! Get ready for another unforgettable show regardless of what’s selected! Go check out their Instagram post to place your vote!
You know when a band is scheduled for two performances during a festival weekend that they’re good… but three performances?! Goose, a four-piece, indie-groove band from Connecticut, have been taking on a busy tour and are scheduled for not one, but three unique performances at this year’s Resonance! In June, Goose released their first studio recording in three years titled ‘All I Need’ followed by ‘Time To Flee’ which was just released last month–hinting at a much anticipated new album. This fast rising band is blowing up in the music world so don’t miss your chance to see them this year! Check out their latest single below!