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Rock It Up Fall Concerts
Get your rock fists out and grab your phone light—music fans can’t beat our free, full-length shows with touring national bands, a beer and cocktail garden, and talented, local openers. Party starts at 7pm!
Monday, September 28
The District Stage, 7pm
All the way from Rochester, New York, Joywave has been bringing American indie rock, new wave and alternative electronic jams since 2010. The crew includes the talented vocalist Daniel Armbruster, Joseph Morinelli rocking the guitar, Benjamin Baily on keyboards and Paul Brenner on the drums. Joywave gained popularity when their hit song Dangerous reached the number one spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2014. After, they released their debut album How Do You Feel Now? in 2015. Their second album Content followed in 2017, and in July of 2018, their single Blastofff made an appearance on the Fortnite Season 5 trailer. Their new third album Possession will be released on March 13.
Nurturing arena-sized ambitions, Louisville, KY’s White Reaper remind us that “fun as hell” is a primary purpose of music. Equal parts glam and grit, White Reaper’s newest Elektra Records debut finds the band packing classic rock with grinning twin guitar leads into masterly crafted pop songs. This new album follows 2017’s critically acclaimed The World’s Best American Band, which was praised by Pitchfork for having “more riffs than you can fit into the trunk of a Camaro”. White Reaper’s latest single — “Might Be Right” is currently sitting at #20 on the alt radio chart and growing. As described by Stereogum, White Reaper are “bringing burnout abandon and arena strobe lights into the modern era.”
Tony Esposito (guitar/vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar) have been living on the road, performing headline shows and supporting some of their idols —The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer. The band has also been making rounds in the festival circuit with stops at Lollapalooza, ACL, and CalJam. This summer, the Kentucky boys did a run of U.S. headline dates and performed their inaugural sets at the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals. The band has hit the road on their largest U.S. headline tour to date, and is making stops at their hometown festivals, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life, and end at the Eddie-Vedder-curated Ohana Festival, as well.