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2012 AWOL Charlotte Music Festival April 21st

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Start Date: April 21, 2012
End Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Location: Symphony Park at SouthPark: 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC

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THIS JUST IN: Charlotte Happening is giving away a pair of tickets ($80 value) to one lucky winner to Saturday’s AWOL Music Festival. To register, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@charlottehappening.com with your first & last name & with the subject line AWOL Music Festival Giveaway. The winner will be selected & contacted by 2pm Friday, April 20th. Courtesy of the good folks at All Walks of Life – A.W.O.L.

AWOL is back for Round 2 – April 21, 2012. With over 4,000 attendees from 22 different states in 2011, this year’s edition is sure to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event. Don’t forget, AWOL is a BYOB event. Grab your friends, your coolers, and join us at Symphony Park on April 21, 2012 for the party of the year in Charlotte!

In addition to the concert elements of the event, the following activities and services will be offered in 2012: AWOL Party Tent ticket options, free shuttle services, food/drink vendors, and two 25′ x 16′ jumbotrons where you and your friends will be able to take your pictures at AWOL and see them posted on the big screen!

You are invited to join us on April 21st at Symphony Park, and as always at AWOL, patrons are encouraged to BYOB!

General Admission $40.00 Group General Admission $35.00 VIP Admission $60.00

Time: 11am – 11pm

A.W.O.L Charlotte Official Lineup and Set Times:

12-1: Monday Night All Stars
If you have not been to the Double Door Inn on a Monday night to see the All Stars, you have not experienced the most well known band Charlotte has to offer. The Allstars have been performing regularly in Charlotte since the mid 90s. Never in the history of the Charlotte music scene has a group come on so strong to draw a crowd and develop a weekly fan base.

1:15-2:15: J. Aims and The Fever
J. Aims & The Fever were recently described by the Village Voice as an “international bag of greatness” and are fully intent on proving that right. James moved from Ireland in 2008 and started an Open Mic in NYC’s Arctica Bar with the hopes of finding a collaborative band. He succeeded. Debut Album “Scene not Herd” came out in early 2011 to critical acclaim. A new E.P with rising star producer ElI Walker is in the works and the band are embarking on their first international festival foray this year.

2:15-3:15: Cornelius Jackson
Cornelius Jackson is an up and coming heavy hitter in the Midwest DJ circuit. His side projects include production work on Freaky Franz’s Freaky Tales mixtape and his production collaboration project with Keith West as Cassius Slay, have gotten this Columbus, OH DJ national recognition in the blog world.

3:15-4: iPhonic
iPhonic is an exclusive pop-rock and hip-hop group emerging out of Cleveland, Ohio. They deliver a unique blend of sing along pop songs and aggressive club hits. Since iPhonic’s conception at Ohio University in 2009, the group has matured into a self-produced tuxedo clad powerhouse. They continue to tour the midwest and beyond with one goal in mind… To wreck your stage and show you a hell of a good time. http://www.iphonicmusic.com/

4:15-5:30: Lucky 5
iPhonic is an exclusive pop-rock and hip-hop group emerging out of Cleveland, Ohio. They deliver a unique blend of sing along pop songs and aggressive club hits. Since iPhonic’s conception at Ohio University in 2009, the group has matured into a self-produced tuxedo clad powerhouse. They continue to tour the midwest and beyond with one goal in mind… To wreck your stage and show you a hell of a good time.

5:30-6:30: Sammy Bananas
Rising Brooklyn remixer and party maestro Sammy Bananas lives up to his name by crafting ecstatic tracks that ditch trendy production tricks in favor of pure pop satisfaction. Hook and melody are the consistent components of his dance music, which swerves through genre boundaries while maintaining a commitment to sparking club mayhem.

6:30-7:30: Outasight
Meet Outasight, the Yonkers, New York bred musician who brilliantly weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own. http://iamoutasight.com/

8-Close: Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Since emerging from Orange, New Jersey steeped in the “sacred steel” tradition, Randolph’s astonishing pedal steel playing has had a revolutionary impact. Like a mere handful of musicians — Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder — he has actually been able to redefine the sonic possibilities of his instrument. Randolph’s string wizardry is the focal point of the Family Band’s legendary live appearances, and led to guest spots with artists ranging from the Blind Boys of Alabama to Ozzy Osbourne. http://www.robertrandolph.net/

Good Times. Good People. See you there.

Symphony Park at SouthPark: 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC

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