New this year: ‘SOBEaR Tent’ offers non-alcoholic lounge area for abstaining fans
The 3rd annual Bear Shadow music festival is set for this weekend, April 28-30, with headliners Spoon, The Head & The Heart and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit gearing up to bring today’s hottest music to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.
A limited number of tickets for the Bear Shadow music main stage, called “Base Camp,” are still available online and will be sold at the gate. Base Camp will be held at Winfield Farm in Scaly Mountain, just a short drive from downtown Highlands.
In addition to the headliners, Bear Shadow includes performances by Lissie and Fruit Bats on Friday; Myron Elkins and Neal Francis on Saturday; and Woody Platt & Shannon Whitworth, and Amythyst Kiah on Sunday.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and shows will be 5:30-10 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 12 noon and the performances run from 12:30-5 p.m.
Free shuttles will run continuously between Downtown Highlands and Winfield Farm from 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Shuttles will drop off/pickup guests at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park and the Highlands Community Center directly at Base Camp gates.
Limited on-site parking passes are still available for $20 per car, each day for Friday and Saturday. On-site parking for Sunday is sold out.
At Base Camp, ticket holders will have access to multiple food trucks and food vendors. GA and VIP ticket holders can also enjoy included beer, wine, water and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Complimentary small plates from local and regional food partners, along with selected spirits will be available for VIP ticket holders.
New ‘SOBEaR Tent’ lounge offers alternative to alcohol
To fill the gaps where service is typically overlooked at music festivals, Bear Shadow will include the new “SOBEaR Tent’ – a relaxing space for ticket holders who are abstaining from alcohol.
The SOBEaR Tent is sponsored by the Counseling Center of Highlands and will feature beverage brands like Walker Brothers, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Heart Water, and Coca- Cola and will include a lounge space and fun activities for all festival fans.
“We want everyone to have a good time, and with our stellar lineup that can happen no matter what drink is in your hand. It’s all about music, mountains and revelry,” said Casey Reid, partner of Eleven Events and festival director. “Bear Shadow has always offered non-alcoholic beverage options to our festival attendees, and this year we are proud to partner with the Counseling Center of Highlands for our new SOBEaR Tent to support sober living in a special way.”
To purchase tickets and parking passes, click HERE.
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.
For more information, click HERE.