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Cracker leads Campout East with Southern Culture On The Skids and more...
Monday, May 28, 2012
Cracker leads Campout East: Last year marked the inaugural Campout East curated by famed insurgent country/alternative rockers Cracker, and considering the event was such a success, it's back to Buena Vista, VA for the second annual installment. The band led by co-founders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, alongside Sal Maida and Frank Funaro, headline both nights of the two day event, which includes camping open to all ages.
For those needing a quick refresher on Cracker, the influential outfit has thus far spanned two decades and nine studio discs, racking up hits like "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)," "Low," "Euro-Trash Girl," "Get Off This" and "I Hate My Generation." The career spanning set lists (which are sure to be shuffled up each night) will also include tunes from 2009's critically lauded Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.
Aside from those leaders, Friday's bill also includes Dex Romweber Duo, 7Horse and Radiolucent, while the continuously growing Saturday line-up thus far includes a second set from Cracker, plus Southern Culture on the Skids, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons and Carl Anderson. A general admission weekend pass runs $50 per person including camping, while daily adult tickets are $25 (with children under 12 admitted free). Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA: www.campouteast.com.