UPDATE: Sheryl K. is the winner of the 2 tickets! Everyone else, make sure to grab your tickets before the price goes up August 1st. They’re only $25.
One Charlotte on the Cheap reader will win two tickets to Reevestock Music Festival. Keep reading to learn about the festival and how to enter the contest.
About the Festival
Reevestock Music Festival, which takes place on Friday, August 3rd, and Saturday, August 4th, 2018, is a small family-friendly music festival in a beautiful setting just an hour from Charlotte.
This is possibly the most comfortable, relaxed music festival in North Carolina. According to Glide Magazine, “Everything you kind of hate about festivals doesn’t happen here. Reevestock is the way festivals would be in an alternate, better universe.” And “the quality of the musical lineup is way out of proportion to the festival’s size.” Elkin is just an hour north of Charlotte, straight up I-77.
The festival is the brainchild of the Charlotte-based folk/rock band Time Sawyer. It’s a fundraiser to provide college scholarships to students in Elkin, NC, the hometown of three Time Sawyer band members.
The festival features eight bands, food trucks, wine, craft beer and free moonshine tasting.
Day 1–Friday, August 3rd
Day 1, on Friday, August 3rd, takes place in Downtown Elkin. It kicks off with Todd Snider at The Reeves Theater. There are a very limited number of seats left for this show.
Part two of Friday night is a free show featuring BraveWorldTrio at Angry Troll Brewing, also in downtown Elkin. BraveWorldTrio is a genre-bending live experience that will use any song as a launching point for exploration.
Day 2–Saturday, August 4th
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 is the main event. Reevestock offers the public a rare chance to visit and explore Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater, a privately owned entertainment venue in a wooded, park-like setting with rolling hills, a running stream, waterfalls, hammock chairs and swings. This is an extremely family-friendly festival.
The main event on Saturday features:
- Eric Krasono Band: For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We’ve heard his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded), seen him onstage supporting the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer and The Roots, watched him take home multiple GRAMMY Awards, and benefited from his deft, behind-the-scenes work as a producer and songwriter for everyone from Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, and 50 Cent to Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone.
- Time Sawyer: Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.
- Caleb Caudle: Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically-driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”.
- Cordovas: Already cult favorites in Nashville, Cordovas have built honorary home bases across the globe, thanks to recurring shows in Todos Santos, Mexico – where ringleader Joe Firstman runs the yearly Tropic of Cancer Concert Series – and a touring schedule that recently included headlining gigs in Sweden and a stateside run alongside the Turnpike Troubadours. The band’s sound, though, is decidedly American. Caught halfway between Duane Allman’s Telecaster twang, the Dead’s hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California’s folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high on their upcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel.
- The Broadcast: A soulful blues roots rock band bursting at the seams, The Broadcast is fronted by explosive vocalist Caitlin Krisko, taking cues from early 70s classic rock
- Dane Page: Dane Page is a singer-songwriter living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Influenced by the traditions of Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, his music reflects the complexities of modern life while keeping true to the simple tenets of songwriting. Dane’s lyrics weave listeners through Greek mythology, 20th Century literature, and American history while telling stories of love, loss, happiness, and pain. His music pulls from contemporary folk artists like Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov, but also ventures into textures reminiscent of The War on Drugs and Tame Impala.
You can get a combo ticket for Friday and Saturday for $45 through July 15th, for $50 through August 1st, or $60 on the day of the show.
Here’s how to get the combo ticket: Go to this link to buy tickets to the Todd Snider show. After you choose all the seats you would like for Friday night’s show, hit continue, then in the drop down “ticket type” box choose “FRI+SAT Combo”. Then checkout.
Or you can get a ticket for the Saturday main event for $23 through July 15th, for $25 through August 1st, or $30 the day of the show. Four-pack tickets are available for $75. Buy Saturday passes here.
Enter below to win two tickets to the main event on Saturday. Use your full name, so that you can pick up your tickets at the gate. The winner will be selected at random July 12th and will be notified by email. The winner will also be announced here on Charlotte on the Cheap. Please check your email and spam folder. If we don’t hear back within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.