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The Official Festy After Party w/ Fireside Collective & ADAR


Free for Festy attendees, $15 for after party admission without Festy ticket.

Fireside Collective is a heavily instrumental progressive bluegrass band that intertwines traditional bluegrass with progressive folk. The band is based out of Asheville, NC and draws heavy influence from historic Appalachian music. Fireside Collective was the winner of the 2016 MerleFest band competition, and was selected as one of 30 bands chosen from more than 160 submissions to perform at the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Bluegrass Ramble. While approaching traditional bluegrass with respect and affection, Fireside Collective has shown that it is not afraid to innovate and progress the genre forward.

ADAR is a band led by the lead powerhouse vocalist Adar, and is based out of Charlottesville, VA. Adar formed her band in the summer of 2016, and shortly after that they released their first album The Rapids. The band is currently recording their sophomore album that is set to release sometime this year. With a voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Adar and her band blissfully mix elements of soul, R&B, and jazz. The Rapids includes a variety of instruments like the trumpet, organ, and steel guitar, with ADAR quickly making a name for themselves throughout Virginia and beyond.

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