Announcements

GREETINGS MUSIC LOVERS AND FESTIVARIANS*

February 11, 2018


EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT!  

The limited number of Early Bird Festival Passes have SOLD OUT. 

Stay tuned for more details soon.


Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with exceptional live music in the beautiful Matanuska Valley in Palmer, Alaska. The First Annual Great Alaska Music Festival features 2 days of music, art, kids activities, camping, outdoor recreation & more at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. 


February 1, 2018  

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL are coming to The Great Alaska Music Festival.   

Austin’s Nine Time GRAMMY Award winning All-star Eight Piece band has released more than 25 albums. Western Swing, Americana, Honky-Tonk, Rockabilly - lots of FUN!

https://www.asleepatthewheel.com


**ALASKAN Artists Info Coming Soon **


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January 18, 2018

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January 9, 2018

Stay tuned and on the lookout for Upcoming Announcements for Early Bird Ticket Sale Date and lineup additions, including a 9 Time Grammy Award Winning Artist!


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December 12, 2017

Announcing the Initial Line-up for the first ever GREAT ALASKA MUSIC FESTIVAL taking place at the Alaska State Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend - Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2018.   

  

                                                                      2018 LINE-UP 


YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND –  Progressive bluegrass pioneers return to Alaska after 7 long years. Bending acoustic bluegrass, rock and countless other influences, Yonder has redefined the genre and created a sound of their own.  www.yondermountain.com

  

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE – Karl is fresh off The Rolling Stones tour where he is a regular member of the legendary rock band. Karl’s band is ‘highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet’, includes friend of Alaska - guitarist Seth Freeman. http://karldenson.com


KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND – Revered keyboardist of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Kyle will be performing with his Band in a mosaic of styles, from rock to ragtime, bebop, bluegrass, jazz and funk. Kyle is in between SCI National Tours and has a new album release. http://kylehollingsworth.com

  

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN - Award winning Alaskan returns back to 'his old home', this time as a 2015 Grammy Nominee and 2014 & 2016 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Instrumental Group of the Year.  http://dirtykitchenband.com


GREAT ALASKA ALL-STAR SUPER JAM - Introducing first ever presentations of Alaska premiere musicians, jamming together on the Great Alaska Borealis Theatre stage!  


                                                        ALASKAN ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


                                                                FESTIVAL INFORMATION:  

                                                 

TICKETS 

Early Bird Ticket available after New Year’s 

2-day Passes

General Admission 

Reserved Tickets 

VIP tickets

Camping and RV/MH passes


CAMPING

Onsite tent and RV/MH camping available at the Fairgrounds, less than 100 yards from Stage.


VIP

Special VIP Package includes: Catered Specialty food, craft beer, fine wine, alcohol, snacks, VIP performances, lounge seating, WiFi - more VIP Amenities to be announced!


VENDING

Onsite vending Serving food, arts & crafts booths, special exhibits and more.


  

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* fes·ti·var·i·an (noun) 1. One who engages in music-related celebration, esp. in beautiful outdoor settings. 2. One who is not afraid of the elements, good times, Smiling at shows and will sacrifice family heirlooms for a ticket to a special music festival. 3. One exhibiting extreme intelligence, compassion, and a fondness for music. (adj) 1. Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive or festivus.




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GREETINGS MUSIC LOVERS AND FESTIVARIANS*

* fes·ti·var·i·an (noun) 1. One who engages in music-related celebration, esp. in beautiful outdoor settings. 2. One who is not afraid of the elements, good times, Smiling at shows and will sacrifice family heirlooms for a ticket to a special music festival. 3. One exhibiting extreme intelligence, compassion, and a fondness for music. (adj) 1. Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive.

Music + Festival = FUN

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").


 A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre (e.g., blues, folk, jazz, classical music), nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday.

They are commonly held outdoors, with tents or roofed temporary stages for the performers. Often music festivals host other attractions such as food and merchandise vending, dance, crafts, performance art, and social or cultural activities. 

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