Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6, check out this year’s line up
Highlands Festivals, Inc. has announced a star-studded lineup for the 2nd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival, to be held April 29-May 1, 2022 near Highlands, N.C.
Headliners for the weekend-long event include Grammy-nominated Band of Horses, Grammy-award winning Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Billboard chart-topper Trampled by Turtles. Tickets go on sale Jan. 6, 2022.
The Bear Shadow music main stage, called “Base Camp,” will be held again at Winfield Farm in Scaly Mountain, just a short drive from downtown Highlands.
“On the heels of a successful gathering at Highlands Food & Wine last month, we are excited to look ahead to the spring and bring Bear Shadow back to Highlands and the surrounding communities for another weekend of music and revelry,” said Casey Reid, partner of Eleven Events and Festival Director. “Live events are back in full swing; Our stellar lineup for Bear Shadow gives music lovers a jam-packed festival of top talent all in one weekend under the canopy of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
Bear Shadow, produced by Highlands Festivals, Inc. and Eleven Events, is a music festival named in honor of the bear-like shadow that appears behind the region’s Whiteside Mountain in the fall and spring.
The festival features a variety of live musical acts for nearly any musical taste, from bluegrass and indie rock to country rock and soul.
Bear Shadow 2022 Lineup
Friday, April 29, 2022
Susto: Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, indie rock band SUSTO recently released its fourth studio album, Time in the Sun. Although the name SUSTO roughly translates to mean an intense fear of the soul, the band’s music is layered with all the complexities of the human experience, including fear, pain, nostalgia and hope.
Band of Horses: Grammy-nominated rock group Band of Horses will headline the Friday night lineup at Bear Shadow. With a pure sound and deep lyricism, the band is set to release its sixth studio album, Things Are Great, in January 2022. Things Are Great introduces two new band members and is described as “a return to … the raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses.”
Saturday, April 30, 2022
49 Winchester: From the heart of Appalachia, 49 Winchester unapologetically marries alternative rock and roll and soul rooted in mountain music. With honest and introspective lyricism, 49 Winchester’s “gruff and gritty” Southern fried rock promises to deliver a soulful electric live show.
Wild Rivers: From Toronto, Ontario, Wild Rivers is a folk band with a soft-rock sound reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and warm evenings around a campfire. With pop, indie, rock and folk intricately woven into the fabric of each song, the threesome offer an exceptional live experience. The band has released two EPs and one studio album, with a second album set for release in February 2022.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Headlining the Saturday show at Bear Shadow, Grammy Award Winning Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are a rock group with a classic country rock and bluegrass sound. The son of Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and his band have released seven studio albums and have been the regular backing band to legend Neil Young since 2015.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Kitchen Dwellers: Consisting of musicians from vastly different musical backgrounds, including traditional roots, classical and jazz, metal, electronica and punk, Kitchen Dwellers’ eclectic sound blends classic sounds with new-age flair while paying homage to everything in-between. Though the wide array of musical influences may imply that their name hails from the saying “everything but the kitchen sink,” the band got their start from a tradition of hosting jam sessions in the kitchen.
Jamestown Revival: American folk duo Jamestown Revival was founded by childhood friends Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay. Their folksy Americana sound and lyrics that tell stories from their life experiences have landed features about the duo in Rolling Stone and The Wallstreet Journal, and appearances at music festivals across the country.
Trampled By Turtles: Trampled By Turtles is a renowned bluegrass and folk-rock band from Duluth, Minnesota. Of their nine studio albums, four have topped the Billboard charts at number one, including their fifth release, Palomino, which maintained a Top 10 position on the Billboard Bluegrass charts for a solid 52 weeks. Trampled by Turtles will headline Sunday’s festivities at Bear Shadow.
3-Day Weekend Tickets
Three-day tickets for Bear Shadow Base Camp go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2022, and will be available HERE.
General Admission tickets will be available for $300 for a three-day pass, and VIP tickets will be available for $750 for a three-day pass. A limited number of Platinum VIP tickets will also be available for groups of six. Single-day tickets will be released at a later date. Base Camp shows are scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 5-10:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Winfield Farm is located about 7 miles from Main Street in Highlands, in Scaly Mountain, and organizers plan to provide continuous, complimentary shuttles from the Town of Highlands.
In addition to the three-day lineup of musical headliners, exclusive excursion activities and additional musical performances will be added to the weekend activities. More information to come.
All events are rain or shine. However, in the event of severe inclement weather, event organizers reserve the right to cancel individual performances or events in order to maintain optimal safety for all attendees, staff, talent, and vendors.
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